Can you reuse cake dummies?
Our cake dummies are made from closed cell polystyrene and it’s possible that they can be cleaned and reused, especially if you seal them with a good coating of water based paint.
Can you put buttercream on a dummy cake?
Yes, most certainly can . To cover the dummies with buttercream or other frostings of similar consistency (like royal icing and ganache), the process is pretty straightforward. Just cover it in the exact same way as you would a normal cake .
What is a dummy cake?
Dummy cakes (or imitation tiers as those in the cake world like to refer to them) are iced and decorated polystyrene blocks. You can have traditional wedding cake styles with sharp or rounded edges. They also come in all sorts of amazing shapes and sizes where your only limit is your imagination.
Do you need to dowel a dummy cake?
If you select the height dummy cakes for each tier you ‘ll have the look you want . Each of your real cakes should be on a cake card before stacking onto the dummy , you don’t need dowels when sticking them together with some ganache or royal icing. You will need to dowel as normal when stacking all the tiers together.
How long does a dummy cake last?
Can I wash Styrofoam?
Use only regular dish soap to clean styrofoam . Place a garden hose into a bucket, and turn on the water. Squeeze three to five drops of dishwashing detergent into the stream of water as the bucket fills. Dip the soft sponge in the bucket until wet, then gently clean the styrofoam until clean .
Can you put fondant straight onto cake?
You can use purchased fondant (be sure you get “rolled” fondant as opposed to “pouring” fondant ), or you can make your own marshmallow fondant or rolled fondant . In addition to the fondant , you will need a cake that is covered with a layer of buttercream at least 1/4-inch thick.
How do you stick fondant to dummy cake?
Water and Piping Gel Cover Styrofoam cakes in plastic wrap and use a thin layer of piping gel or water as a glue for the fondant . When using water, apply a very light amount so the fondant doesn’t become gummy. Apply and smooth fondant over the Styrofoam cake just as you would if using buttercream.
How do you preserve a fondant dummy cake?
The dummies should be kept in a cool place away from direct sunlight and other sources of heat like radiators. Some people spray decorated dummies with hair spray, apparently that works.