Cake Dummy?

Decorating By rr2sweet Updated 7 Dec 2011 , 2:26am by rr2sweet

rr2sweet Posted 6 Dec 2011 , 10:10pm
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I was thinking about buying a cake dummy to practice some new techniques on. But I was wondering if it's fine to use a cake dummy over and over again? If so what do you put on the cake dummy to make the fondant stick? TIA

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AZCouture Posted 6 Dec 2011 , 10:21pm
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I have a set of dummies I've used many times. Some are yellowed with age, but they're only for my personal use or for photographs, so it doesn't really matter. I would never use a dummy again that was on a sold cake, as I wouldn't be collecting it back.

I use a thin layer of shortening rubbed over the surface to adhere it. If I remember to peel it off in a few days, it comes off easily. If I forget and leave it on til it's rock hard, I put it in a garbage back, and whack it with a mallet. Cracks right off with no mess.

BlakesCakes Posted 6 Dec 2011 , 10:27pm
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I massage the dummy with shortening. I find that even after many months, it makes it easier to remove the fondant.

Rae

rr2sweet Posted 7 Dec 2011 , 2:26am
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Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

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