Dummy Cakes

Decorating By elainemc Updated 8 Aug 2011 , 2:10am by dsilvest

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elainemc Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 1:27am
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i am thinking of decorating and using some cakes dummies to build my portfolio. im wondering how to decorate over the styrofoam?. do place the fondant right on the surface, or do u royal ice first? any help would be appreciated, thanks

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SomethingSweetByFlo Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 1:46am
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I have seen people take a pastry brush and brush on some water straight onto the Styrofoam and then cover with fondant. I have not tried it yet, but I will be doing so soon for an order I have coming up.

Also, make sure the fondant is a bit thicker than how you would normally cover a cake.

Hope it works out for you!!

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LeeBD Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 1:50am
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I put a thin layer of icing first, as though I am dirty icing the cake. The dummies I have are styrofoam and the fondant would slide off without it.
I always keep a can of store bought frosting on hand to use for practicing on dummies, just a helpful tip. icon_biggrin.gif

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Periperi Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 1:51am
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I spread a really thin layer of buttercream on the styrofoam and then put on my fondant.

Good luck!

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crumbcake Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 1:53am
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I just use a little water, and stays on great.

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dsilvest Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 2:10am
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No icing is necessary on a dummy cake. Make sure you soften the edges first with sandpaper or you can rub the edges against the counter or a rolling pin.
You can spritz a bit of water on the dummy or rub some shortening on it.

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