AHi i'm a newbie baker and i'd like to make a dummy cake and have it on display. I already made one and it dried nicely and it was hard as rock. But when it rains I notice it becomes shiny and a little sticky. (I live in the Philippines and its very humid here). Last week we had a storm and it rained very hard for almost 2 days, then i saw my dummy cake had melted already. I had no choice but to throw it away. :( did i do anything wrong? I understand that gumpaste can last very long for display purposes, but why did mine melted? Thanks in advance!
AHi! I won't be much help. You already know moisture melts sugar. I have some fondant covered cakes that are almost ten years old. I dust them off and occasionally recover them with fondant to make a new design. The only thing I do is keep the cakes in an air conditioned room at my store.
You might try to put a display in a clear sealed container to see if that would help. Or use a plaster type product to simulate piping. There is a commercial product called perma ice, I just searched permant icing and found it. Be sure to only use tips, bags, etc. with this product that will not come in contact with your food tools. Good luck!
hi cindy! thank you very much for that advise! will try to do that.. hopefully i'll get it right this time! :)
You could also cover the cake in a very light layer of edible glaze. This keeps away the majority of moisture. We have a cake shop and suffered from the same problems every day. We now glaze each cake and the cakes remain the same in any condition even our chocolate cakes stand up to the weather during the height of summer.
thank you for that advise sweetassugar... :) i'll try to look for some edible glaze and try it.. by the way i visited your site and your cakes are incredible! :)