Covering Dummy Cakes

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cakemakerkevin Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 1:18am
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Ok anyone have a better way to cover a dummy cake ? I have done 2 ways. First one by drywall plaster then decorated. Seemed to be ok, except kept cracking.Took me forever, all the sanding .Thought i would never do that again icon_surprised.gif Well i needed another display and decided to do royal icing. Well that didnt go too bad but stilll took some time.What i am looking for has anyone poured royal icing kinda like ganach?(not sure on spelling) Or maybe a different covering that would last, and of course easier and faster. Thanks any help or ideas will be greatly appreciated.

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JenniferMI Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 1:10pm
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Fondant is one of the easiest ways and it stays nice looking a very long time. I cover my dummys with Glad Press N Seal and then put a very light coat of clear piping gel. Add the fondant. When you are ready to dispose of the layer, you can peel off the Glad and resue your dummy icon_smile.gif

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cakebaker1957 Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 1:23pm
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I did one in BC and it still looks good did it last year in Aug im using it again this year but different flowers and things,

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tx_cupcake Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 1:29pm
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I mist my dummies with water, then cover in Wilton fondant. Works every time, and the Wilton is so full of preservatives that it lasts forever icon_biggrin.gif ! When it's time to change a dummy, the fondant peels right off.

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cakemakerkevin Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 1:55pm
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Thanks for the info .. i have a bridal show comin up and just want to get done. will post more pics soon as they are finished thumbs_up.gif

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cakemama175 Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 6:54pm
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I use fonndant as well. But be careful about covering it in plastic wrap first. I covered my first cake dummy in plastic wrap, misted with water, then covered with fondant, and you could see the little creases from the plastic wrap! Maybe I should make my fondant thicker if I try it that way again. But fondant is the best decorating medium I've found!

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