Will This Work For A Cake Dummy

Decorating By maude Updated 7 Jul 2008 , 10:14pm by maude

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maude Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 11:05pm
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I had never heard of a cake dummies before finding CC. I bought craft foam from the fabric store that I thought I would cut 4" high and different sizes such as 10" 8" etc. Is this the right material to use and do I cover it with saran wrap first. I don't have many cakes for a portfolio and thought this would be the least expensive way to develop them. Will the BC icing stick to the saran wrap ok. Thanks in advance

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indydebi Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 11:59pm
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Not sure what kind of foam you are talking about but (and here's hoping I can format this so it shows up)....

w w w . d a l l a s - f o a m . c o m (without the spaces) is the best place to get some. No cutting or mess to clean up and they are definitely reuseable. I put my BC right on the styro ... it dries really hard. When I want to change it, I just run a knife under it and it pops right off.

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weirkd Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 12:09am
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I agree with debi. You dont want to use the foam that they use for upostery because first of all it wont stay firm so you cant stack a cake on it without the bottom smoothing. Also, its poreous which means mold. So unless you want a great science project for your kids, dont do it!
Dallas foam is very cheap on their dummies. Usually takes about a week to get them. If you have to have them asap, Allan at Global Sugar Art also sells them.
Hopes this helps! Cant wait to see the masterpiece!

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BlakesCakes Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 12:31am
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Yes, you can use the green or white floral foam (not the powdery Oasis stuff, though) for dummies. I prefer it to the usual pebble foam. You can cut it with a serrated knife or with a hot styrofoam cutter. You can smooth it nicely with a scrap piece of itself.

I buy the sheets of 36x12x4 from JoAnn.com when they have free shipping.

I don't cover my dummies before putting on fondant (wrinkles in coverings are magnified in the fondant). I spritz the dummy with water and apply the fondant. Make sure that your top edges are smoothed either with a piece of the scrap styro or with an emery board/fine grit sandpaper. Also, smooth out any other imperfections and if you have any large holes, fill those with royal icing and let it dry before putting on the fondant.


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maude Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 10:14pm
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Thanks guys

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