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A few questions about cake dummies

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I want to do two square cakes, 14" and 12". If I do the 14" in a dummie, will it match the 12" real cake? Maybe this is a strange question, but I'm just wondering if you could tell the difference.

Also what is the best way to adhere fondant to the dummie?

Melissa
post #2 of 8
I was taught two ways..1-you can put buttercream right on the foam and then apply the fondant over the buttercream so it will stay in place and 2- I've been told to wrap the dummy in Saran wrap, then apply either the buttercream or use a brush and put water on the dummy for the fondant to stick to it. Some put water on the dummy with no Saran wrap and apply fondant. The fondant will last longer without the buttercream underneath.
post #3 of 8
I just spray the dummy with water and put my fondant right on top of the styrofoam.
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"The worst thing to happen to you can be the best thing if you don't let it get the best of you."
Proud Army Wife and SAHM to Jack (2) and Daphne (6 months)
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post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks. Also-- how in in advance can I do this? Just wanted the real cake and the dummie to match.

Melissa
post #5 of 8
They should match. If you are coloring the fondant just make sure to make enough for both cakes to be the same color.
post #6 of 8
I have done both shortening and water on the dummies before laying on the fondant. Both works well. Just ensure you attach the dummy properly or else it moves around like mad especially the smaller sizes.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Oh- just one more question. Will the fondant on the dummie cake look fresh or will it tend to look dried out? The wedding is June 24th and I would just love to get this dummie done now.

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post #8 of 8
I have one that I covered 4 weeks ago and it still looks brand new. You can rub shortening on it the day before to get it all fresh looking again if you think its looking tired.
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