I have a friend that I work with ask if I would make a cake for her wedding. They just want it to cut into and for show but does not want to pay a lot. She also wants a big cake.
I was thinking of doing a 4 tier cake with the bottom two layers being cake dummies. Here's the thing though, I have never used them. She doesn't want any fondant on the cake they will be cutting into so i will be doing just butter cream.
From what I have read regarding cake dummies, most people cover the dummies in fondant. Can I do just butter cream on the dummie?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Yes, you can cover a cake in buttercream. I've never had a problem with that. :) I don't do anything differently. Just apply and decorate as normal. You don't really need to put it in the fridge to set up but you can if you want. I left one out at a summer wedding and it didn't even flinch. Stayed nice and formed. Good luck!
Thanks so much! I am looking forward to trying this. love trying new things. After the wedding is over, am I able to reuse the dummies? Or do you have to throw them away?
Given the nature of a cake dummy (i.e., it isn't food), you could just as well cover it in Hydrocal (or plaster-of-Paris, or latex caulk, or water-putty, or any number of other substances that set up inert. . . .) and then have something you could display in your shop window indefinitely.
Yes, you can reuse them over and over. Just peel the fondant off and wash in the sink. Let it dry and decorate again :)
Sounds good! thanks for all your help! :) I cant wait to try using them!
AI covered mine with contact shelf liner.