How do I ice a dummy cake that is three layers? I have a wedding cake to do in Oct. and want to see what the finished cake will look like. I am new to cake decorating and have only done one fondant cake. What do I put on the dummy cake to hold fondant? I have read about poured fondant, could I use that on the dummy cakes and on the real cake?
You can brush yr dummy cake with piping gel and the cover. It works fine.
I have never used poured icing on a dummy cake. Pour fondant is usually used to cover petit fours, cookies, etc.
You can also just use some shortening.
a great tip when using dummy forms is to take a scrap piece of styrofoam and soften the top edges of the dummy cake by rounding them - keeps the edges from tearing on the sharp edge. I usually use a very light coat of butter cream to adhere the fondant.