Fake Cake

Decorating By lljmurray Updated 25 Apr 2013 , 7:44pm by jcritchie

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lljmurray Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 1:33pm
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Good morning. I have another question. I am making a wedding cake sample for a wedding planner friend to display at a trade show for two days (probably 9 hour days). I just about died when I saw the cost of the foam, so here's my question. If I make a real cake would it survive those two days out side of the fridge, or would it be a sweaty melted mess? I'm assuming with all the bodies, and lights it may get rather warm. Or should I swallow the cost and make a mmf cake over the foam forms? Thanks again! 

Btw, I make my bc with vegetable shortening and water.

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denetteb Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 2:13pm
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Could you use something other than the cake dummies?  I am thinking of the paper mache round hat boxes in the craft stores.  Or maybe some other round container?  You could cover it with press and seal or saran wrap so the icing didn't soak in and make the container soft.

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manddi Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 2:14pm
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AHow much were the dummies that you saw? They're not that expensive; a few bucks a piece.

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 7:09pm
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ATypically the foam is inexpensive bu the shipping can be horrid!

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silverdragon997 Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 7:15pm
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I usually get my cake dummies from Dallas Foam on eBay.  A set of 4 is usually around $12, and with shipping, about $20.

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jcritchie Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 7:44pm
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AHow do i ind my pictures on my site

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