sweet_cravings Posted 28 Mar 2012 , 9:03pm
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1st timer for using cake dummies... Ordered set last night... Now I want to know what you use on them.. i mean do u use real icing/fondant on it or fake ones... If fake, how much it costs?.. Don't want to spend much $$ on stuff which is only for display/photo shoot purpose...

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CWR41 Posted 28 Mar 2012 , 9:21pm
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For short-term use, just use real icing. You can easily scrape if off to reuse for the next photo shoot.

FullHouse Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 12:40pm
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I use Wilton fondant.

tesso Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 1:17pm
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I suggest learning how to make MMF. Cheap to make and easy to use. a number of recipies on here for it. have some fun and try a few. icon_biggrin.gif

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 1:18pm
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Me too, I just use Wilton fondant or all shortening buttercream (no butter, milk or flavourings) and then your faux cakes should last a long long time.
A tip too... take the dummies and push the edges against the counter so they are just a touch rounded so then the fondant won't rip as it goes over the edge. I hope you know what I mean. icon_smile.gif

pbuder Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 2:03pm
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Should you cover the dummy with saran wrap or anything to make it reuseable? Or how do you clean it between uses?

tesso Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 2:20pm
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Originally Posted by pbuder

Should you cover the dummy with saran wrap or anything to make it reuseable? Or how do you clean it between uses?




I just wash my dummies with dishwashing liquid to clean, and I personally like to use press n seal to wrap them up in. I like how neat I can make it, then I pack them into a storage box which is labeled with the size and design of the dummies inside.

sweet_cravings Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 7:17pm
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Thanks a LOTT ladies...It was a GREATTT help...
This site is SO good..

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