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post #1 of 7
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I'm doing bridal fair in a month and ill be bringing 5 dummy cakes that I want to then keep on display in my shop. I e never made a dummy cake before so what I want yo know is what is the best frosting to adhere the fondant to the Styrofoam that will also be fine left out on a display case for a long time? A shortening based buttercream?
post #2 of 7

I haven't done a dummy but watching a tutorial found you can use just plain shortening under fondant. It will be interesting to see what others use.

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post #3 of 7

Just rub it with shortening, just enough to make it sticky, don't put it on like you would buttercream.

post #4 of 7

I just mist it with water, it is like super glue, you have to soak the fondant off if you want it off after the fondant hardens. 

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post #5 of 7

Lol...no. Just put it in a garbage bag, and whack it with hammer or meat tenderizer (the flat side). Cracks right off, and there's no mess. :D

post #6 of 7
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Thanks ladies!
post #7 of 7

I use shortening - not much and I find I can pull it off in big chunks when I'm finished with it.

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