Are dummy cakes reuseable?
Yes, they do need to be thoroughly washed, cleaned, and dried before storing.
How much does a dummy cake cost?
Typical pricing will range from $7 for a single tier to as much as $45 for a 6-tier set of cake dummies.
What is the material used?
Our cake dummies are made from 2 pound EPS (expanded polystyrene) white foam.
Can you cut dummy cakes?
Yes. They can be cut with a sharp knife. If you are doing extensive sculpting or shaping, a hot-wire foam cutter is the best tool to use.
How do you stack a dummy cake on a real cake?
You need to put dowels in the real cake to hold up the dummy cake. It is better to put the real cake on the top and use the dummy cakes for the base.
Do you need to put dowels in a dummy cake?
No. Our foam dummy cakes are very strong and don't need any additional support.
How long do dummy cakes last?
If you use royal frosting, you can get months and even years of use. Many store displays use dummy cakes for months at a time. You need to make sure they are not in direct sun-light.
Are most wedding cakes fake?
Most are fake. Some are partially fake and partially real. If you want part of the cake eaten, then one of layers/tiers should be made from a real cake. You can also make a smaller sheet cake to serve guests without destroying the fake cake.
How do you put real flowers on a fake cake?
You can use a nail, ice pick, rose nail, or something sharp to make a hole in the foam. Then insert the flowers stem into the foam. You can do this over and over if you want a dense looking flowery cake.
How do make rounded edges of a dummy cake?
Use a rolling pin to round out the edges. If you want to make significant rounded edges it might be easier to start with a sharp knife carving away the edge, then use a rolling pin for the final rounding out.
Can you cover cake dummies with buttercream?
Yes. Buttercream is a bit harder to clean off the dummie cake tiers than royal icing or fondant.
Can you cover cake dummies with fondant?
Yes. You need to make sure you patch any imperfections, holes, chips, or seams in the foam dummy with royal icing.
Can you cover cake dummies with royal icing?
Yes. This is the preferred method. Royal icing applies easily.
How far in advance can you cover a dummy cake in fondant.
These can be created weeks in advance and then stored in a refrigerator.
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