Do I need to quilt the dummy cake after I apply the fondant or do I need to let the fondant dry/set for a while? I plan to brush the dummy with water, then apply fondant.
I have never covered a dummy cake with fondant before.
AYou want to quilt it's fresh, right after you've covered it. It's going to be a bit tricky because the dummy cake is light and will move around.
Also it's a lot easier for me to cover the dummy with shortening instead of water. The water makes my fondant kind of gummy and I don't like that
Hello pamalbake!!! I just went through this last week. I got a lot of help from very generous ladies of CC.Pls take some time to read this post http://cakecentral.com/t/777095/cake-dumies-fake-i-need-help
I hope it helps you, it sure was lots ofr help for me.
P.S. To answer your question, I quilted right after covering dummy cake with fondant.
AThank you! That's a big help. Can I reuse the dummy afterwards? Do you just scrape off the shortening? Or will it not come clean and I would just need to toss it?
good morning! As I have read, yes you can reuse it. I imagine that you take the fondant out and would just clean it with a paper towel, I would not use water, the foam might absorb it. I never asked about it because cake dummies were not mine, my friend bought it. If you have more questions about it, I would Google for info " how to clean cake dummies"
I rub the dummy down with shortening and when I want to clean it, I peel off the fondant and wash the dummy in hot water & soap. If it's small enough, you can put it in the dishwasher with air dry.
It also depends on how many times the dummy was used, because they sometimes tend to wear down. If you need more, I buy mine in bulk from buyfoamblocks.com they are different quantities you can get. I go through a lot of them so its nice to have some extras!