To frost a dummy cake, first, prepare the dummy cake. Then, cut out the shape of the cake with a cookie cutter or knife. Next, place the cake on a plate and cover it with icing. Use a pastry brush to apply the icing to the top of the cake. Let the cake sit for at least 30 minutes.
How To Frost Or Decorate Cake Dummy? How Do You Stack?
The best way to frost or decorate a fake cake is to use a pastry bag.
This allows you to create a smooth finish on the top of the cake dummy. If you don’t have a pastry bag, then you can use a plastic bag with a corner cut-off.
First, Attach the Cake Board to the Turntable Using Tape: Place tape around the edge of your turntable so that when you turn the turntable over, the cake board will not move. Make sure there are no gaps between the tape and the turntable.
Next, Put Your Cake in Position On The Turntable: Center the cake on the turntable using an offset spatula. Be careful not to let any part of the cake touch the side of the turntable. Also be aware that if the cake has been refrigerated, it may need some time to come back up to room temperature before placing it on the turntable.
Once the cake is centered, gently press down on the center of the cake until it’s flat against the turntable. Remove the excess air from under the cake by pressing firmly but carefully along the sides of the cake.
Place the Cake Plate Onto the Top Of The Cake: Carefully lift one end of the cake plate slightly above the level of the turntable surface.
Gently slide the cake plate onto the top of the cake, making sure that the bottom of the cake plate does not contact the turntable.
Slide the other end of the cake plate into position underneath the cake. Press lightly on the underside of the cake plate to secure it in place. Now, remove the tape holding the turntable steady.
Now, Turn Over the Turntable And Begin Filling In The Icing: With the tip of a small spoon, fill in all areas where the cake was pressed down.
Fill in the edges as well.
When finished filling in the icing, take care not to get too much icing on the outside of the cake. It should only reach about halfway up the sides of the cake dummy.
Let the cake stand for at least 15-20 minutes after applying the icing.
After this period of time, the cake will begin absorbing moisture from the icing.
Once the cake begins to absorb moisture, it becomes easier to work with.
If desired, add decorations such as sprinkles, candies, etc., while the cake is still wet. Allow these items to dry completely before stacking them on top of each other.
Can I decorate a dummy cake with buttercream?
Yes! Buttercream makes a great base for decorating cakes because it dries quickly and holds its shape very well.
However, make sure that the cake is thoroughly cooled before adding the decoration. Otherwise, the buttercream could melt away.
You can also use fondant instead of buttercream. Just remember dummy that cake with fondant takes longer than cake with buttercream frosting to set. So, allow the cake to cool fully before attempting to stack the layers together.
Furthermore, do not attempt to stack two different types of cake together. They might stick together due to their similar textures.
Instead, choose one type of cake and cover it entirely with another layer of cake.
For example, if you want to make a white cake, simply put a thin layer of yellow sponge cake on top of the white cake. Then, apply a thick coat of buttercream.
Finally, sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.
How much does a dummy cake cost?
A dummy cake costs $10-$15 per person. The price depends on how many people are attending the party. If you want to hire a professional cake decorator, then the price will be higher.
Furthermore, there may be additional charges depending upon what kind of cake you order. Also, some bakeries charge extra fees for shipping your cake.
As long as you follow our instructions, however, you’ll have no problem creating an impressive cake dummy yourself.
What size cake dummy would fit my cake best?
The ideal size of a cake dummy is approximately 8 inches high x 6 inches wide. This allows room for the cake to rise during baking.
Furthermore, the height of the cake dummy must be equal to or greater than the diameter of the cake itself.
For instance, if your cake has a diameter of 9 inches, then the cake dummy needs to measure 10 inches tall.
However, keep in mind that smaller sizes are more difficult to handle. Therefore, we recommend using larger-sized cake dummies when making large cakes.
Is it possible to bake a real cake inside a cake dummy?
Of course! You just need to know which method works best for you.
There are several ways to achieve this goal.
Here’s a brief overview:
Method 1 – Use a Cake Dummy Mold
This option requires purchasing a special mold made specifically for cake dummys.
These molds come in various shapes and sizes. Some even include handles so they’re easy to transport around.
Once you’ve purchased your mold, place it over your cake. Make sure that the bottom edge of the mold lines up perfectly with the centerline of the cake.
Next, fill the mold with batter. Bake according to the recipe directions. When the cake comes out of the oven, carefully remove the mold from the cake.
Now, flip the entire thing upside down. Place the cake back into the mold. Fill the remaining space with batter.
Repeat these steps until all of the batter is used up.
Afterward, let the cake sit overnight. In the morning, turn the whole thing right side up again.
Remove the mold by gently lifting it off the cake.
Your cake should now look like a regular cake.
However, because it was baked within a cake dummy, it won’t crumble under its own weight. It will still feel soft and spongy.
But don’t worry; once it dries completely, it will harden and become rock solid.
Method 2 – Cover the Cake With Plastic Wrap
If you’d rather avoid buying any specialized equipment, then try covering your cake with plastic wrap.
Simply cut a piece of plastic wrap about 12 inches square. Fold it lengthwise twice.
Unfold each fold. Lay the plastic wrap flat against the surface of the cake.
Smooth it out evenly across the cake using a cake smoother.
Gently press the edges of the plastic wrap onto the sides of the cake. Leave enough slack at both ends so that you can easily lift them later.
Once everything is covered, refrigerate the cake for 24 hours. At this point, the cake will begin drying out slightly.
To prevent this from happening too quickly, cover the top of the cake loosely with aluminum foil.
Let the cake rest there for another day before removing the plastic wrap.
The next step involves turning the cake upside down.
Carefully peel away the plastic wrap.
Then, flip the cake right side up on a serving plate. Serve immediately.