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Icing a polystyrene dummy cake with cream cheese frosting

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Hi,

 

I am making my first ever wedding cake. I am wanting to use a 12 inch polystyrene dummy cake as the base layer and was wondering if cream cheese frosting will stick to it. I am a little worried it may slide straight off.

 

Also, the actual cake layers are mudcake. I am unsure whether to dowel these layers. People tell me that since it's mudcake and covered in cream cheese frosting that the cakes are dense enough to support themselves. However, what I read online says otherwise.

 

Your advice is much appreciated.

 

Thanks

post #2 of 7

it should stick--you could add some cornstarch or i think you might call it corn flour if you need it to thicken up for you

 

do you have a way to keep the dummy from sliding around while you ice it?

I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

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post #3 of 7

oh and i dowel everything but some mud cake experts will surely chime in here ;)

 

please come back if anything else comes up--we will all be here for you

 

first wedding cakes can be plenty nervey

 

shoot the 9,999th wedding cake can be nerve-acious too ;)

 

hope you've allowed plenty of time time time

 

best of the best to you

I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

oh and i dowel everything but some mud cake experts will surely chime in here ;)

 

Chimming in here Kate - bwawaaaa

 

 

@ Cheekysmilesmel - PLEASE dowell all your Cakes...no matter what kind they are.

Cake doesn't support cake....even a dense mud cake won't support anything.

I have no idea who told you that mud cakes support mud cakes - but honestly, who ever told you that needs to learn the science of caking...or needs to learn how to cake full stop.

Its frightening to think anyone would tell you that  icon_surprised.gif 

 

please come back if anything else comes up--we will all be here for you

 

first wedding cakes can be plenty nervey

 

shoot the 9,999th wedding cake can be nerve-acious too ;)

 

hope you've allowed plenty of time time time

 

best of the best to you.......what Kate said

 

Bluehue

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Thanks. To stop the dummy cake sliding around I will try using some non-slip matting cut to size.

Ok I will dowel the cakes. Do I need to put each cake on its own cake board or merely sit them on top of each other and then put the dowel through them. I will be assembling the cake at the venue so luckily won't need to transport.
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Originally Posted by cheekysmilesmel View Post

Thanks. To stop the dummy cake sliding around I will try using some non-slip matting cut to size.
Yes, good idea thumbs_up.gif
Ok I will dowel the cakes. Do I need to put each cake on its own cake board - yes, place a board under each cake...this makes for easier seperting of the cakes when its time to unstack the tiers - plus it will be eassier for you to lift the cakes after decorating when they sitting on cake boards - PKUS it wont sink unevenly ehen you stack your cakes...alwys use a board under every cake.
 or merely sit them on top of each other and then put the dowel through them. I will be assembling the cake at the venue so luckily won't need to transport.
Again for reasons above, use boards.... makes for easier lifting .............................................and seperating.
Bluehue
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