What Type Of Fondant Is The Best For Dummy Cake?

Decorating By Kookie Updated 9 Jun 2014 , 7:54pm by Kookie

Kookie Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 2:39pm
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I have used wilton fondant for my real cake before and it was not easy to work with..

I am going to use my first dummy cake next month so..  would like to know what type of fondant do you like to use for your dummy cake??


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enga Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 7:56pm
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I like using Satin Ice on my dummy cakes. Although I really don't like the taste of it, I thinks its' nice to work with. I'm going experiment with homemade fondant without the marshmallows to see how it works out on real and dummy cakes.

leah_s Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 8:03pm
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AWhatever is cheapest for dummy tiers. Use those coupons!

cakegrandma Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 8:47pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s 

Whatever is cheapest for dummy tiers. Use those coupons!

I agree with Leah, why use expensive fondant, even if you do not care for the taste, on a dummy cake.

enga Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 9:17pm
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I should add that I didn't pay full price for mine, I ordered it through my job which uses large quantities so it was reasonably priced for a case of 4. I had some left over because no one likes it except my kids, so I have been using it for dummy cakes. I don't have any problems covering them with it. Now if I could only find a fondant that has nice workability, tastes good, and isn't expensive to make or buy. Hence the experiments.


Even at full price it's cheaper than most for the size.

Kookie Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 10:34pm
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enga, cakegrandma and leah, Thank you for your replies.

I will use wilton,then...  I have a one more question for you guys.

I like sharp edge looking but have heard sometimes it tears at edge of the top dummy.

What do you think? Do you always sand to make it not so sharp or you don't sand it??

Is there any tips for prevent tears?


enga Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 10:53pm
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Use a fondant smoother, just run it back in forth along the sharp edges, works great! hth

Kookie Posted 9 Jun 2014 , 7:54pm
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Thank you, I will do that:)

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