Do You Use Ganache On Dummy Cakes?

Decorating By Pearl645 Updated 24 Jun 2012 , 10:23pm by Pearl645

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Pearl645 Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 9:28pm
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Do you all ganache dummy cakes for weddings or a simple crusting BC will work? I just thought to use all that good ganache on a dummy cake would never be enjoyed especially since ganache is so expensive to make.

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step0nmi Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 11:10pm
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you don't really need anything...just spray lightly with water and it will attach icon_smile.gif

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SugaredSaffron Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 11:14pm
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You dont have to treat it like a real cake, it definitely doesnt need buttercream or ganache. I rub the dummies with shortening, its much easier when taking off the ucing when I've finished. If I've used water I have to use a hammer.

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Pearl645 Posted 24 Jun 2012 , 2:06pm
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Wow! Thanks.

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leah_s Posted 24 Jun 2012 , 2:54pm
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True story - At a wedding show a few years ago, a well-known bakery brought in a dummy cake that had been ganached. Their spot turned out to be in front of a window. They looked on in horror as the ganache on their dummy cake melted.

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cakiemommie Posted 24 Jun 2012 , 10:15pm
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No, I feel like the ganache would be a waste. I use shortening on my dummies. I apply it liberally all over the styrofoam and it will smooth over any cracks and imperfections. It's always worked well for me.

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Pearl645 Posted 24 Jun 2012 , 10:23pm
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Thanks for the shortening advice!

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