I'm currently working with a children's events venue and I want to create some dummy cakes for the pictures that will go on both their website and mine.
My question is when covering the cake dummies, do I use MMF or is there another medium I would have to use to get a good shelf life? If I use MMF how long will the cakes survive for?
Thank you so much for your help!
You don't have to use MMF - you can use any kindof fondant. I've never used MMF so don't know if it has any special properties but I use regular fondant all the time and have no trouble. However...you will need to bear in mind that some colours fade more than others, especially if stored in sunlight. I usually keep my display cakes in boxes when not in use but I left one covered with a see-through bin-liner to stop the dust recently - went to get something from it the other day from the spare room and a beautiful hot-pink peony that is on the top is now, well, no longer hot pink thanks to the sunshine coming through the window! Oops.
yes, snowflakebunny, i think white fades the worst in my experience -- goes yellow dingy
Thank you ladies, I will surely store it in a box. The color of the cake is pale pink and white. Hopefully if I keep it covered all the time it wont fade.
What I am planning to do is make a four tier cake out of cake dummies. The parties at the venue are usually about 15-20 kids so they would only need one tier which they will buy and rent the other tiers depending on how many they want. So I would need those cakes to last for a long time (hopefully). :)
they are not hard to refresh either-- every 6 months to a year maybe or longer even maybe just depends -- there's perma-ice too