Sealing A Dummy

Decorating By laurynrn Updated 10 May 2010 , 12:13am by BlakesCakes

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laurynrn Posted 9 May 2010 , 10:17pm
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Hey all,
I am doing a photo shoot and am making a few dummy cakes to bring with me on set. I wanted to let the photographer keep them to use as props in the future. What can I seal them with? I am using RI on two and fondant on a small two tier cake.
I need some advice and haven't found any answers in searches.
Thanks sooo much!

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indydebi Posted 9 May 2010 , 10:35pm
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I did dummies using plain 'ole BC and never put any kind of sealant on them. Displayed them for over 3 years.

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sabre Posted 9 May 2010 , 10:47pm
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I was taught to seal dummies with Crisco. That way, if you want to reuse your dummy, you can easily peal off the old fondant and apply new. LOVE Wentworth Miller, by the way!

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BlakesCakes Posted 10 May 2010 , 12:13am
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I think she means seal them after they're decorated--for preservation.............

There's nothing that won't melt/ruin the fondant if you spray it on.

There's no need to seal them. They need to be handled carefully, stored in a cool, dark fry area out of direct heat & light. If they have violet, pink, blue, or red on them, they will visibly fade over time.

With enough use, they'll get damaged and ruined. It's just the circle of life.


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