This is my first post here AND its a query . I'm an amateur baker and run a small home based custom baking service. I've been asked to provide some wedding cakesample pictures to a wedding planner with future prospects of doing their wedding cakes for them. I was wondering if I can cover dummy cakes with RI instead of gumpaste for a more sturdier and harder finish.The reason being simple that Fondant/Gumpaste is not just gonna be expensive but also may not dry hard enough in the current monsoon weather that we have here in India. Also I was wondering is it possible to reuse the same dummy cake for multiple cake decoration ideas instead of buying v7-8 dummy cake and decorating them and then searching for a place to store them at home. Can i remove the decorations like flowers etc and reuse the RI iced dummy again??? Please do advice.
B.t.w Fondant covered dummies also pose a risk of any infestation in my home since it overlooks the woods and hence I am not fond of covering the dummies with fondant.
Yes you can definitely use RI to cover a cake. Nicholas Lodge does it all the time. I have 3 of his books and in the books he describes how you would go about doing that. Since it dries hard it will be sturdy and last a long while as long as you are careful. It can crack if you decide to remove decorations that have dried.
Thank you knlcox.
AJust tried this yesterday. Maybe because I'm so used to buttercream...PITA.