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How do u get Fondant to stick to a dummy cake??

post #1 of 10
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I have to make a wedding cake in July. The bride wants most of the cake to be dummies. I watched some videos on Youtube and some people brush water all over the dummy before covering with fondant. Some rub the dummy with shortening. And some people cover it with Buttercream icing!! What do you do? Or what is the best to cover it with?? Thanks...
post #2 of 10
The basic idea is that you need something slightly wet to attach it.

I've spritzed with water, used piping gel or corn syrup, and crisco. It all really depends on what works best for you, there isn't a right or wrong thing to do there.
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post #3 of 10
I like to use shortening, but i've done it with BC too and it workd good too I just prefer shortening because I typically only use dummies for demonstration cakes so i like that here is nothing that is going to go bad. I've never tried water
post #4 of 10
and when texas says "spritz", she means JUST a spritz!

The first time I was playing with fondant on a dummy, I used my sink sprayer to "dampen" the dummy. OMG, it was Lucy Ricardo at the chocolate factory! I was also using black fondant. The dummy was TOO wet, the black started to run, my hands were goopy, the counters were smeared with black coloring.

So spritz. JUST a spritz! and that's ALL you need! thumbs_up.gif
post #5 of 10
I use a spritz of water, a fine mist.
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Originally Posted by indydebi

and when texas says "spritz", she means JUST a spritz!

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So spritz. JUST a spritz! and that's ALL you need! thumbs_up.gif



Yes thank you for clarifying that one for me Deb. icon_smile.gif

I'll spritz and then sorta shake the dummy off. Or spritz and let it sit a few mins before doing it. You are looking to lightly dampen it, to help the fondant stick, not saturate it or soak the dummy.
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post #7 of 10
I have a little tube of piping gel that I never really use so I like to use that. I use a pastry brush and brush to get an even coat. Works great!
post #8 of 10
Love coating the dummy with shortening.

It fills in small imperfections in the dummy surface & allows you to adjust (or even remove & re-knead it, if necessary) the fondant easily. Can't "overdo" it, either.

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post #9 of 10
Crisco it, it will keep your fondant nice and pliable when you will smooth it and keep it from drying and cracking.
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Originally Posted by indydebi

and when texas says "spritz", she means JUST a spritz!

The first time I was playing with fondant on a dummy, I used my sink sprayer to "dampen" the dummy. OMG, it was Lucy Ricardo at the chocolate factory! I was also using black fondant. The dummy was TOO wet, the black started to run, my hands were goopy, the counters were smeared with black coloring.

So spritz. JUST a spritz! and that's ALL you need! thumbs_up.gif



Good to know. Poor thing. But I'm glad to take your experience on this one and not repeat it myself.
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