How To Work With Dummy Cake Forms

Decorating By papascakes Updated 27 Feb 2012 , 12:06am by amandaluvscakes

papascakes Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 1:46am
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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?

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msthang1224 Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 2:08am
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Hi,

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.

HTH

Vista Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 7:03am
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You can also just use some shortening.

amandaluvscakes Posted 27 Feb 2012 , 12:06am
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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.

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