Fondant On Cake Dummies And Waterfalls

Decorating By HoHo5 Updated 19 Feb 2009 , 1:57pm by HoHo5

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HoHo5 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 2:14am
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Hi, I am venturing into the world of cake dummies.
I figured this is a great way to practice and have actual examples of my work.
My question is, how do you go about putting the fondant on the dummies?
any suggestions would be great as I have never done this before.

Also, I am making a waterfall on my son's birthday cake this weekend.
How do you make the water?
Piping gel on top of royal?
or do you guys have another method?
I am doing this on a chocolate cake.
Thanks so much for ANY help,

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prterrell Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 2:44am
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You can just mist the dummies with water and the fondant will stick right to them!

As for the waterfall, I'd do it in buttercream and then go over it in a thin layer of clear piping gel. Then airbrush (or the color in the can) lightly with blue and teal.

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joycile Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 3:07am
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you can also just mix some pretty blue into your piping gel....

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2508s42 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 3:09am
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I would do a coat of icing on the dummy. You know how fondant shows every little thing.... I would cover the every little thing.

Also, if you wrap your dummy with saran wrap, then ice it, then fondant it, you can just turn it over and peel it off when you are done, and then you can re-use the dummy.

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EnjoyTheCake Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 3:24am
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In my opinion the saran wrap is a wasted step and pain to deal with.

Whether you use fondant or royal icing, all you have to do is soak the dummy in water and the icing will eventually come off. Just make sure it dries 24-48 hours before reusing to make sure no moisture gets trapped in the dummy under the new icing/fondant.

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HoHo5 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 1:57pm
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Thank you for the helpful tips!
I started decorating about a year ago and have MUCH to learn.
I just love it and feel blessed to have found cake central!
I'm addicted!

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