Hello! My BFF is getting married in Nov 2012. Because I am part of the wedding party, we decided to do a dummy cake. I have never covered a dummy cake before. I have seen a few tutorials using pipping gel, water or shortening. What would be the simplest way to do one and how far in advance can I make it? Also how can I store it until the wedding without getting dusty? Thanks in advance for your help
You've got the right idea piping gel would be easiest, I thInk. You can make it as early as you like but keep it in a safe spot to avoid breakage of any details. Cover it in plastic wrap and store in a cool, dark dry place. Cool, to prevent melting.. Dark to avoid colors fading... Dry again prevent melting or deco becoming soft and/or misshapen - hope that helps!
Thank you so much Moniquea. That sure helps. ; )
I massage shortening onto my dummies--no mess, easy clean up, and allows you to easily move the fondant around. If you have to re-knead the fondant, it's ready to go.
You can peel the fondant off after using the display and the dummy stays in great shape. I run smaller ones thru the dishwasher to get them like new.
Store covered dummies in a cardboard box allowing some air circulation in a cool area out of direct heat & light.
Those are very helpful tips Rae. Thank you so much for them.