I have never ever covered a dummy cake with either buttercream or fondant but since I'm starting to get into doing more wedding cakes I thought it might be a good idea to do some and get the photos into my portfolio. For those of you who have worked with the dummies, do I need any sort of support system for stacking or are the dummies firm enough to hold any weight I put on them? I probably won't go more than 4 tiers high but am wondering about the stacking thing. Thanx for any help!
No. You don't need supports for dummy cakes. Even if you do a 10 tier cake.
That is one of the things I love about dummies. You just stick those things on top of each other and don't have to worry about cutting dowels or anything.
No support required. They are light and strong.
WHOOO HOOO! Thanks everyone! I've asked for gift certs to a place we all know here (GSA) for mother's day...I figure I can get the sets I want for about $75! Thank you SO much for your help!