Covering Dummy Cakes in Fondant
I recently had the hardest time covering a 6 in cake dummy. I covered the 10 in dummy that also happened to be 6 in tall in Wilton fondant without much difficulty. I wanted to use Wilton since I can get it for cheap and it was just for a dummy. I covered the 8 in without trouble. Then the 6 in. I covered it in Wilton and had to redo it two times before I was “ok” enough with it to try to take a picture. Thankfully it had a good front but the back was awful. It kept tearing. I had an event planner friend who asked to borrow the dummy for a photoshoot. No problem except I wanted to redo the top tier. Since I had such trouble with the Wilton fondant, I decided to try covering it with Fondarific. I had the same issues as Wilton, including elephant skin-something I didn’t expect.
Any tips for covering dummy cakes? I have a great sketch for these same dummies and I want this new design to turn out better!