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post #1 of 11
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I'm looking for some advice/tips for a fondant covered dummy cake...

How long in advance should I make it and how should I store it so that it still looks "fresh," light, and wonderful? I know I can make it months/years ahead, but it's going to be for a competition display, so I want the fondant to still look new and soft and wonderful...

thanks in advance!

~Bonnie
post #2 of 11
fondant stays soft? icon_confused.gif
post #3 of 11
Yes, that's a good question, for a novice is a mystery how long will a display dummy cake look good and when does it turn looking like a mummified wedding cake icon_biggrin.gif ? 3mts? 6mts? Just one icon_rolleyes.gif?
post #4 of 11
I had BC covered dummies in my shop for multiple years. Had a fondant covered dummy for at least a year. They dont' shrivel up like mummies. They hold up fine.
post #5 of 11
They look fine for looooooong time. I have one that I've had for at least 4 years, and people still look at it and say how beautiful it is (meanwhile I'm thnking ewwww... icon_confused.gif But whatever you say)
post #6 of 11
I had fondant covered dummy cake for two years and it still looked good.I just got tired to see it every day.But if I would do a duumy cake for competition I would do it one month ahead.
post #7 of 11
I think as long as you keep it away from harsh/direct sunlight you should be good fora long while!
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post #8 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indydebi

fondant stays soft? icon_confused.gif



Debi - I want it to LOOK soft and new, even if it isn't.
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
thanks, everyone!

Any tips for how I should store it so it doesn't crack or start to look old?
post #10 of 11
Keep it covered and away from light so it wont fade or get dusty.
It's not how hard you fall, It's how soft you land.
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post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
thanks!

Ummm... sorry for the silly question, but how exactly would you recommend covering it? plastic wrap? in a box? in a plastic storage box?
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