My sister in law is having me make her wedding cake. She wants the cake out the entire reception to look "pretty". :) She decided she wants me to make her a dummy cake the way she wanted it decorated with the top tier only being real in order for them to cut the cake but then the rest can stay up pretty. We will then have sheet cakes in back to pass out to guest. My questions are:
1. How sturdy are the foam dummy cakes?
2. Do I just ice them and fondant them as normal and they will hold up? Am I able to wash it off and re-use them again?
3. Best place to buy dummy cakes.
Lastly, I have been looking for a good vanilla cake recipe. It must be moist. I found one on here that is basically ramping up a box cake and it was awesome but very dense and heavy. Not sure if anyone has any other suggestions.
ADummy cakes are great....very sturdy and can be used under a real cake. Decorate just like a regular cake. If covering with fondant, use shortening on the dummy then cover with fondant.
www.**********.com is the best place to buy :) Google best vanilla cake recipe....I love throne by glorious cakes. On my phone so can't post link! HTH!:grin:
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Thanks so much for the information. I will look at the site and find that recipe.
Yeah I guess location would be good. lol I am in Portage Indiana. I am about 2.5 hrs north of Indy and about 30 minutes south of Chicago.
AHey! Where'd my post go? It just shows the spelling correction I made and not the earlier post! Weird!
I bought mine from http://www.dallas-foam.com/store/. They are fairly inexpensive.
Like Chellescakes, I like to sand the corners first. I cover them in a thin coating of shortening to make the fondant stick.
They are reusable.
I have no idea because I was just looking up the info and went to find what you suggested. Can you send the cake information and the dummy info you sent again?