Hi All you fab cake decorators out there,
Do any of you decorate polystyrene cake dummies? If so you might be able to advise me on this one.
I am currently decorating some dummies to take along to a pamper fair to showcase my work. The thing is that I've come up for an idea for a cake that I would normally use Buttercream for. Obviously I'd like to be able to keep the cake for another event and BC just wouldn't last. My idea is for a heart shaped cake decorated to look like a fluffy cloud - I'll pop a couple of angels on the top and some tiny gold sparkly stars too.
I think I'm going to end up adding some bumps to the heart dummy and using white fondant. Then dusting a little blue & light grey in the shallow sections to make the bumps stand out. Or maybe using luster dust in white pearl. However, it's not really going to give me the look that initially sprang to mind - Light and fluffy BC! Any ideas on how I can achieve the look without having to throw the dummy away at the end of the night? Or is there a fake icing recipe that anyone uses that last......forever?
I look forward to hearing your replies.
Tracy xx :)
Thank you Gail & Vicki for your time on this one,
I'm going to have to sort this one out quickly as I will be displaying on the 4th of October. I'll post how I get on with the product. Really looking forward to trying it.
Hugs, Tracy xx
Perma Ice is hard to work with. It does not handle the same as b'cream and really does not look like a nice, iced cake.
Who said b'cream 'just will not work/last'? I used it all the time for my demo cakes in my shop. It lasts just fine.
I had some around for 2 yrs. By then they do start to get funky - white gets off color and colors fade but then you really should be making new styles anyway :)
Thank you sooo much.
I dont want to keep it forever, but I do have a few things over the next 3 months and was worried about how it would keep. I would rather use the real thing....I think I've seen the fake icing in a shop display and it looked a little soapy. Thank you Gail & Vicki, but I think I will bite the bullet & try BC. Fingers crossed.
By the way Lynne, do you have to treat the dummy cake with anything before adding BC to stop it sliding off, or is it ok to treat as normal cake? When I've covered in fondant I coat the dummy with shortening first.
Tracy :) x