How To Cover A Polystyrene Dummy Head

Decorating By sweetlinxo Updated 10 Jun 2014 , 7:57pm by sweetlinxo

sweetlinxo Posted 27 May 2014 , 9:24pm
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AHi guys I was wondering if anyone could give me any tips and advice on the easiest way to cover a polystyrene dummy head with fondant? I am making a spider man cake for my baby nephews birthday, and I found a particular cake that uses an actual dummy head that looks super cool and I know he would absolutely love it and would guarantee give me the title of being the coolest Aunty ever if I actually pulled it off! I'm also wondering if I should make the red fondant out of mmf or should I just buy red si? Any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!:)

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maybenot Posted 27 May 2014 , 9:59pm
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AIf I were going to do it, I'd use modeling chocolate --or Duff's/Fondarific--because you can heal imperfections in them with the heat of your hand. I'd massage some crisco onto the dummy, roll out a huge piece of product and drape it over the head,working my way down over the facial features.

sweetlinxo Posted 28 May 2014 , 2:02am
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AThank you for you're very helpful suggestions!:) I've never worked with modeling chocolate before, do you think it'd work well if I mixed it with some mmf? I'm trying to find any other alternative besides buying the already made fondant as it could be very expensive for me considering I live in hawaii:(

maybenot Posted 28 May 2014 , 3:20am
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Sure.  I'd want to do at least a 50/50 mix.  You can make modeling chocolate using candy melts, so if you can gather up some Micahels/Joann coupons, you could save some $$.  Same goes for Duff's fondant--coupons are the only way I buy the stuff.

sweetlinxo Posted 28 May 2014 , 3:27am
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Sure.  I'd want to do at least a 50/50 mix.  You can make modeling chocolate using candy melts, so if you can gather up some Micahels/Joann coupons, you could save some $$.  Same goes for Duff's fondant--coupons are the only way I buy the stuff.

Awesome! Where could I find these coupons? Thanks again for helping me out, I can't believe how kind and helpful people are on here makes me so glad I decided to join!:)

sweetlinxo Posted 28 May 2014 , 3:53am
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Sure.  I'd want to do at least a 50/50 mix.  You can make modeling chocolate using candy melts, so if you can gather up some Micahels/Joann coupons, you could save some $$.  Same goes for Duff's fondant--coupons are the only way I buy the stuff.

Omg never mind I just found out we don't have a michael's in hawaii lol thank you though!:)

sweetlinxo Posted 8 Jun 2014 , 6:10pm
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Sure.  I'd want to do at least a 50/50 mix.  You can make modeling chocolate using candy melts, so if you can gather up some Micahels/Joann coupons, you could save some $$.  Same goes for Duff's fondant--coupons are the only way I buy the stuff.

Thank you so much again for your help! The cake was a big hit![IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3247775/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

maybenot Posted 10 Jun 2014 , 1:11am
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Looks great!

cakebaby2 Posted 10 Jun 2014 , 3:55pm
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Wow that looks great!

sweetlinxo Posted 10 Jun 2014 , 7:57pm
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Wow that looks great!

Thank you!:)

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