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Hi there!
I'm new to cake central and am excited to see and hear about all the wonderful cakes on this site. I've been doing cakes for about 3 years now and love it!
My only issue is that I would love to be making more cakes. How do I get the practice? Is making dummy cakes a good idea?
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You can certainly use a dummy cake - or volunteer to make cakes for everyone you know.  :)  When I was learning I brought cakes/cupcakes/cookies to every neighbor, teacher, birthday party, school function, etc....

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I gave a way a lot of cake when I was learning! Cake dummies are alright, but I preferred to practice on real cake for a couple of reasons. First of all, they don't really behave the same as real cake. They are lighter, so they can move around on you which is irritating, but they are also firm enough that you can get used to doing things that you will never get away with on real cake. In my mind, it didn't make sense to practice on something that would have me forming habits I would have to change later. Secondly, by using real cake I got to experiment with cake recipes right along with decorating practice. And by giving the cakes away I got a lot of feedback on what recipes people liked the best.
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Hard to say for sure what I would do in the situation because, let's face it, armchair shop-running is much easier than actual shop-running, but I think I would use real cakes for display for much the same reason. Also, because if it was real cake I would be forced to change up my display more often; I've seen too many old and dusty window displays in my town!
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Hard to say for sure what I would do in the situation because, let's face it, armchair shop-running is much easier than actual shop-running, but I think I would use real cakes for display for much the same reason. Also, because if it was real cake I would be forced to change up my display more often; I've seen too many old and dusty window displays in my town!
Sorry, this was in response to enga's question that I thought was here, but seems to be on another thread with the same title. Oops!
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Hard to say for sure what I would do in the situation because, let's face it, armchair shop-running is much easier than actual shop-running, but I think I would use real cakes for display for much the same reason. Also, because if it was real cake I would be forced to change up my display more often; I've seen too many old and dusty window displays in my town!
Sorry, this was in response to enga's question that I thought was here, but seems to be on another thread with the same title. Oops!


But that's just it, they don't change them often,lol. I don't get why you would waste the material for a real cake just to let it spoil. When you could have made money on a 8-10-12' tiered cake.

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