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Hi everyone! I have a few cake dummies and haven't used them yet. I was told to use plastic wrap under the fondant/buttercream if I would like to ever re use them. My question is... the dummies are so light! how do you get them covered (in fondant) without them moving all around on you? I see some awesome cakes made with dummies for pictures and displays but I don't want to waste fondant ($$) if it is very hard to do. Thanks for your help! :)

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Originally Posted by Declansmama View PostI was told to use plastic wrap under the fondant/buttercream if I would like to ever re use them.

Plastic wrap isn't necessary -- use soap and water for easy cleanup.

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have you used MMF? It is so cheap and easy to make.

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No I haven't...I should give it a try thanks
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I cover mine in plastic wrap - just easier cleanup.  Otherwise you have to let dry forever.  I use them to practice new techniques so don't want to wait forever for them to dry. 

 

I put a good plop of BC on the turn table and smoosh the dummy down on it.  Acts like glue and keeps it from moving around while decorating.
 

post #6 of 10
I rub mine with a little shortening, and put the fondant on. If I'm done with it within a few days or a week, it usually just peels off. If it's hardened on there pretty solid, then I'll pop it into a thick plastic bag and smack it from the outside of the bag with a rolling pin.Couple smacks, and it all pretty much cracks right off. No soaking, no scrubbing, and the foam isn't damaged.
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Originally Posted by AZCouture View Post

I rub mine with a little shortening, and put the fondant on. If I'm done with it within a few days or a week, it usually just peels off. If it's hardened on there pretty solid, then I'll pop it into a thick plastic bag and smack it from the outside of the bag with a rolling pin.Couple smacks, and it all pretty much cracks right off. No soaking, no scrubbing, and the foam isn't damaged.


Cool idea.  Also allows for venting any frustration you just experienced!!!

post #8 of 10
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Thanks...I was going to try that but didn't think it was heavy enough to hold in place.
post #9 of 10
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Thanks! I will have to try just shortening...it will save on buttercream costs icon_smile.gif
post #10 of 10

I keep the dummy cake secure with buttercream too just a small circle on the bottom.  I also use plastic wrap but will try using shortening after reading this thread!

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