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Hello! My BFF is getting married in Nov 2012. Because I am part of the wedding party, we decided to do a dummy cake. I have never covered a dummy cake before. I have seen a few tutorials using pipping gel, water or shortening. What would be the simplest way to do one and how far in advance can I make it? Also how can I store it until the wedding without getting dusty? Thanks in advance for your help icon_biggrin.gif
started baking and decorating cakes not too long ago after taking some Wilton clases. I fell in love with it.
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started baking and decorating cakes not too long ago after taking some Wilton clases. I fell in love with it.
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post #2 of 5
You've got the right idea icon_smile.gif piping gel would be easiest, I thInk. You can make it as early as you like but keep it in a safe spot to avoid breakage of any details. Cover it in plastic wrap and store in a cool, dark dry place. Cool, to prevent melting.. Dark to avoid colors fading... Dry again prevent melting or deco becoming soft and/or misshapen - hope that helps!
post #3 of 5
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Thank you so much Moniquea. That sure helps. ; )
started baking and decorating cakes not too long ago after taking some Wilton clases. I fell in love with it.
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started baking and decorating cakes not too long ago after taking some Wilton clases. I fell in love with it.
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post #4 of 5
I massage shortening onto my dummies--no mess, easy clean up, and allows you to easily move the fondant around. If you have to re-knead the fondant, it's ready to go.

You can peel the fondant off after using the display and the dummy stays in great shape. I run smaller ones thru the dishwasher to get them like new.

Store covered dummies in a cardboard box allowing some air circulation in a cool area out of direct heat & light.

Rae
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I love you, but your emergency is not my crisis!

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.--Terry Pratchett (b.194
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post #5 of 5
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Those are very helpful tips Rae. Thank you so much for them. icon_smile.gif
started baking and decorating cakes not too long ago after taking some Wilton clases. I fell in love with it.
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started baking and decorating cakes not too long ago after taking some Wilton clases. I fell in love with it.
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