I'm going be covering some dummy cakes this week for an upcoming show and I've noticed that a couple of them have some unfortunate imperfections and dents in the foam.
I'm keen to keep the nice crisp edge you get with foam cakes so don't want to cover them twice and I'm curious as to how others deal with this situation. Obviously I want the smoothest finish possible since I'm competing against others so I want my dummy cakes to be as neat as possible before I cover them.
I thought about putting a fine layer of royal icing over them and using it to fill the dents but I'm worried it will be too harsh underneath the fondant and cause it to rip.
Any suggestions as to how I tackle the problem will be gratefully received!!