Varnish On Dummy Cakes?

Decorating By Jboogie Updated 19 Aug 2019 , 5:35pm by SandraSmiley

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Jboogie Posted 19 Aug 2019 , 12:17am
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Hello, everyone! Please forgive my ignorance but is it okay to spray a dummy cake with a lacquer finish like you would use in wood working? Thank you in advance!

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kakeladi Posted 19 Aug 2019 , 2:55am
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Why??   Are you trying to preserve /prolong it?   I have made dozens and never even thought of that   It would make people know right off that it’s not a real cake   One of the things  one wants to convay is the look of a real cake   

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kakeladi Posted 19 Aug 2019 , 2:23pm
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Bumping 

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SandraSmiley Posted 19 Aug 2019 , 5:35pm
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I may have interpreted you question differently than kakeladi.  Did you mean to spray your cake dummy with lacquer before you decorate, like to preserve the styrofoam?  If that is what you meant, it would probably make it harder to get your frosting or fondant to stick to it.  I always just rub a small amount of Crisco on the dummy to get the fondant to stick.  It also makes it easier to remove the fondant, when you want to reuse it.  You can even wash your used cake dummies in the dishwasher.

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