Possible Alternative To Styrofoam Dummies

Decorating By tmac670 Updated 14 Sep 2010 , 3:54am by minnow

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tmac670 Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 3:10am
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Has anyone tried the paper mache hat boxes as cake dummies? I need to make several dummy cakes and the cost was killing me. Wandering around Joann's the other day I found a set of 5 hat boxes- for 19.99 (but I used a 50% off coupon). So now I have a 14, 12, 10, 8 and 6 inch round.

I turned the boxes upside down, with the tops off- and frosted with RI. I did have to trim the larger boxes so that they were all the same height. I also plan to use the box lids additional display space- like a cake top.

Think it will work?

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tmgarcia_98 Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 3:27am
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I actually did make a display cake once out of a cardboard hat-box type box. I covered it in fondant and added a square on top and made it into a graduation cap. It worked fine. The only drawback I can see is that you probably can't scrape off the royal or fondant and reuse the box.

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Elcee Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 3:31am
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I can't see why it wouldn't.

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minnow Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 3:54am
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Look at beeknees578's gallery. She used the paper mache boxes to do some display cakes.

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