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post #16 of 25
I've never heard of having a fake cake at a wedding. How weird! What's the point? "Hey, look how much money my daddy blew on this, and you don't even get to eat it!"
post #17 of 25
Jammjenks -- Thanks for the website! I just bought some styrofoam dummies this week and they were no where near as cheap as that!!
post #18 of 25
taylorfoam.com Very inexpensive and fast shipping! In fact I have used mine a couple times now.
post #19 of 25

Thanks for the contact paper thought   have a blessed day

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post #20 of 25

No need to cover them with contact paper--time consuming, adds expense, and can be difficult to get smooth depending on the shape of the dummy.

 

Just rub on shortening and cover.  The fondant will peel off, even after many months, very easily.  Also makes it easy to move/remove fresh fondant if there's a problem with your process.

 

When you want to re-use the dummy, you can either peel off the fondant or if it's small enough, put it in the dishwasher without soap.

post #21 of 25

Michaels Craft stores just started selling a limited variety of dummy rounds. and Guildcraftfoam.com is a source that I see at cake shows.

 

I'm using one for the first time in a wedding cake (just one of 4 tiers). I like your suggestion of covering it with contact paper as I was going to be gluing silk flower petals to it.  maybe after I will be able to remove the covering and still have the round for use again.

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post #22 of 25
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I buy mine from www.taylorfoam.com Great service and great prices.

I also get mine from Taylor Foam. They are great products, great prices and FAST!!

 

You may want to share this article I found on another cake decorator's website. I think I found the link from one of our fellow poster's website! It talks about using fake cakes for weddings and how it's not any cheaper! You still have hours of work to put in to make the cake she wants! 

 

7 Myths About Wedding Cake

http://www.cakefu.com/7-myths-about-wedding-cake/

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post #23 of 25

Got these guys here in the UK, I don't know there web address but this is where they are on fb https://www.facebook.com/dummycakes?ref=hl.

post #24 of 25

I always buy from Dallas foam.. when shipping is combined, it tends to be cheaper than other places. I've combined dummy tiers with real cake tiers for some weddings and birthdays. I calculate the full price, example - $4/serving * 30 servings, then divide by 50% for the dummy tier.

post #25 of 25

Ive just ordered some from Birmingham polystyrene Crafts (UK), don't know if any ones ever heard of them but giving it a go. I don't know the web site but the fb link is https://www.facebook.com/dummycakes. Ill let you know how I get on with them. tc all xx

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