First Time Cake Dummies...how Do I Adhere Fondant To Them.

Decorating By PLAmom Updated 8 Sep 2012 , 6:50pm by CWR41

PLAmom Posted 8 Sep 2012 , 4:38pm
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icon_biggrin.gif I am making a wedding cake that has a dummie inbetween the second and top tier... I plan to cover it to look like a tree trunk...

1. What do I put on the dummy before I cover it with the fondant?

2. What do you use to drill a hole through the center for the Support dowl? (Afraid if I try to force dowel through it will bust the dummy form

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CWR41 Posted 8 Sep 2012 , 6:34pm
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1. What do I put on the dummy before I cover it with the fondant?



You can use shortening, piping gel, or a mist of water.

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Originally Posted by PLAmom

2. What do you use to drill a hole through the center for the Support dowl? (Afraid if I try to force dowel through it will bust the dummy form



A "center" dowel doesn't support and isn't required if transporting unstacked. If you are transporting stacked tiers, you can skewer the dummy (on its own board) to the doweled tier below and skewer the top tier onto the dummy.

PLAmom Posted 8 Sep 2012 , 6:40pm
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Thank you CWR41... appreciate the help.. The cake is for an October wedding but wanted to do a few "tests" before hand to hopefully avoid any last minute hicups...

Thanks again.

CWR41 Posted 8 Sep 2012 , 6:50pm
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thumbs_up.gif Hope it works out for you.

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