Covering A Dummy Cake

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SusieQuesCreations Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 4:29pm
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I'm decorating a dummy cake this weekend, covering it in fondant. Can I just use buttercream icing underneath or will it go bad? Is there something better to put underneath instead? Please help!! Thanks!

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paula0712 Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 4:40pm
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I use piping gel and have had no problems.

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Periperi Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 4:53pm
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I've used a super thin layer of buttercream, some people using piping gel and some even just use a water bottle to spritz the dummy w/ a light mist of water. All of these techniques work.

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dsilvest Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 5:00pm
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A light spritz of water or rub the foam with shortening. Make sure you soften the edges first or the fondant will tear.

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HobbyCaker Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 5:01pm
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I have done all of the above. Lately, I have just been spreading a little shortening around the dummy. I use a layer of Butter Cream if I am going to be doing quilting or imprinting of any kind. It makes a nice "puff" when quilting.

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