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Egg White Royal Icing to decorate a dummy cake for a photo shoot

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Hello All,

 

This is my first post here AND its a query icon_biggrin.gif. I'm an amateur baker and run a small home based custom baking service. I've been asked to provide some wedding cakesample pictures to a wedding planner with future prospects of doing their wedding cakes for them. I was wondering if I can cover dummy cakes with RI instead of gumpaste for a more sturdier and harder finish.The reason being simple that Fondant/Gumpaste is not just gonna be expensive but also may not dry hard enough in the current monsoon weather that we have here in India. Also I was wondering is it possible to reuse the same dummy cake for multiple cake decoration ideas instead of buying v7-8 dummy cake and decorating them and then searching for a place to store them at home. Can i remove the decorations like flowers etc and reuse the RI iced dummy again??? Please do advice.

 

 

B.t.w Fondant covered dummies also pose a risk of any infestation in my home since it overlooks the woods and hence I am not fond of covering the dummies with fondant.

 

Thank you

c3heaven

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Yes you can definitely use RI to cover a cake.  Nicholas Lodge does it all the time.  I have 3 of his books and in the books he describes how you would go about doing that.  Since it dries hard it will be sturdy and last a long while as long as you are careful.  It can crack if you decide to remove decorations that have dried.  

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icon_smile.gif Thank you knlcox.
 

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Just tried this yesterday. Maybe because I'm so used to buttercream...PITA.

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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