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Dummies Half or Whole and why?

post #1 of 28
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I'm in the middle of decorating my Cake dummies and I'm not sure if I should go all the way or only half?

Do you decorate all 360 degrees or only half of your dummies?

Why? I'm torn because I know I'm just going to tear it off eventually and make a new one so just wondering if there is something I'm missing as to why I should do the whole thing?

Thanks!

post #2 of 28

I normally do all my dummies 360 so I can take photos from different angles.  I keep them around for awhile as displays.  It will be interesting to see other opinions :)

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post #3 of 28

I do the whole thing, too. I feel that, except for the fact that it's Styrofoam, a dummy should be just like a real cake. So, decorated all the way around; no inedible décor; nothing stuck into it; no glue guns; you get the picture. :D

post #4 of 28

I do mine all the way around as well, for the same reason JWinslow said, I can take pictures at any angle.

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Darn it..lol...So Just a flat front shot would be bad and a close up between two tiers? I was thinking repeating pattern no matter what angle its the same three tiers all the way round...its late and my eyelids are heavy so I'm probably not thinking to clear :???:

post #6 of 28
Psssshaw. Yep, sometimes I'll do just enough to fill the frame, and I'll take closeups at an angle that doesn't show the undecorated part. I don't smooth down the back fondant either, I just smooth it around far enough to where you don't see it, and tear it off the back.
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Psssshaw. Yep, sometimes I'll do just enough to fill the frame, and I'll take closeups at an angle that doesn't show the undecorated part. I don't smooth down the back fondant either, I just smooth it around far enough to where you don't see it, and tear it off the back.

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post #8 of 28
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There's my girl! As long as I know someones done it and I'm not missing something since its my first dummy. I'm hitting the hay my brain is dead I don't know how some of you work till midnight..its only 10:30pm and I need tape to hold my eyelids open.8O

post #9 of 28

I am doing mine all the way around because I can always use more practice.

post #10 of 28

If you do dummies cause you need the practice, then yeah, might as well do do it right. But they're never gonna misbehave, so I always say do as many real cakes as dummies to make sure you're keeping up with the way real cake behaves too.

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post #11 of 28

I know!! That's what I was thinking when I was doing the dummies...when I had something to fix on the side I would catch myself picking it up and tilting it. I just got tired of eating all of that darned cake!

post #12 of 28

I do the entire dummy. I like the look of a finished cake.

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post #13 of 28
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Thanks for all the replies. I have a small dummy cake and I think that one will be one sided and then I'll do my larger one all the way around. Thing is I'm also trying to start my portfolio so if I only do half then I can ripe it off start again and not waste so much material. I'd like to start the first few cakes as halfs and at the end of the portfolio make them whole to save. In all this I think I need more dummies! lol.

 

How many dummy cakes do you have pre-made at a time?

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Thanks for all the replies. I have a small dummy cake and I think that one will be one sided and then I'll do my larger one all the way around. Thing is I'm also trying to start my portfolio so if I only do half then I can ripe it off start again and not waste so much material. I'd like to start the first few cakes as halfs and at the end of the portfolio make them whole to save. In all this I think I need more dummies! lol.

 

How many dummy cakes do you have pre-made at a time?

 

now portfolios are a totally different story. If I am doing a shoot for website uploads or ads. I do what the camera see's. Right now though I have about 12 dummies fully completed. (I have a show in 2 weeks)

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post #15 of 28
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Wow 12!!!! lol...Ok well if you didn't have a show and you just had them made up so clients could see how many?

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