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post #1 of 12
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I am curious as to how many of these posted cakes are for real, or just done on dummies for the sake of decorating.. I love to decorate, but hate to waste on dummy cakes!! What does everyone else do?
post #2 of 12
All of my photos are of cakes that were created for clients. I was featured in Cake Central Magazine. That cake was also a real cake (didn't have any dummies at the time).

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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post #3 of 12
Most people who are posting cake dummy photos will say so in the body of the post.
post #4 of 12
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They are all so beautiful! And can you tell me how you get such great shots?
post #5 of 12
Most of my photos are of real cakes. I've attempted to mention when it is a dummy. Many others also mention if their creation is a dummy.
post #6 of 12
If mine are for a competition or for a display , they are often dummies, As I am not carting heavy cake around to these events and it means I get to show them off more than once.
I don't really have anyone to eat cake if I want to make one just for decorating purposes and I am not going to waste money on ingredients .
I make real cake for paying clients , however you don't always get to do what you want to or try out new techniques. I have a mixture of both real cake and dummies in my gallery. I don't really think they look much different.
post #7 of 12
Apart from 4 cakes, all of my cakes in the gallery are cakes I've sold to clients.

Life's too short to make cake pops.
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www.sweetperfection.com.au

www.sweetperfectioncakes.blogspot.com.au/
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Life's too short to make cake pops.
___________________________________
www.sweetperfection.com.au

www.sweetperfectioncakes.blogspot.com.au/
www.facebook.com/sweetperfectioncakes (come visit sometime!)

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post #8 of 12
Just for interest sake , only four of the cakes in my gallery are dummies .
post #9 of 12
Out of all of the cakes in my albums 2 of them are partially fake. There are 2 wedding cakes that the bottom tier is a dummy (they wanted a specific look at a reduced cost). That is also mentioned in the pictures. Other than that. all real here.

I am purchasing a new store that has tons more display room so I will be making few dummies for that. But that is just to show off the up to date styles mostly.

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Well-Dressed-Cakes-by-Brett/200852383318927

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A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Well-Dressed-Cakes-by-Brett/200852383318927

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post #10 of 12
My photos are real cakes, but I just decorated a dummy cake. I LOVE my dummy cake drum...I can wash it and re-use it. The "cake" I decorated yesterday was ugly, so I am glad I didn't bake one and waste ingredients. It will be nice to have cakes that I decorated as examples without using real ingredients.
post #11 of 12
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Norasmom, reusable cake dummy drums?? where would you get one of these?
post #12 of 12
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Well, now I know why RI stringwork has become a lost art. After all that work, and looking so beautiful, it crumbles as soon as you touch it!! What a mess!!
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