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Dummy cakes

I have a customer that is interested in the piped rosette style cake but wants two tiers to be fake. Just wondering if anyone out there has ever done frosting like that on a dummy cake. I have used fondant but never just icing. I am wondering if it will stick to it or will it fall off in the transport.
Please help…

Tara, Nova Scotia, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Valleys-kool-cakes/131353476890032

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Ann-Marie Youngblood ...

I haven’t personally, but The cake shops here do it all the time for display purposes…it won’t last forever…but rosettes are easy and won’t take too long to do. So I would say it would be fine…I would use a crusting buttercream though!

SarahBeth3 ...

I don’t think you have to worry about it sliding off as long as you don’t cover it right before you walk out the door. The butter cream will harden over time and you can make it weeks in advance! Just put the BC right on the dummy and you can scrap it off later if you are wanting to reuse your dummy. :)

metria ...

heck you can use royal icing if you want instead … will dry rock hard and can take a beating without damaging the decor.

Valley Kool Cakes (well half of it~Tara) ...

Metria, do you think there will be a noticeable difference between the royal icing tiers and the buttercream tier. I am still very new at this all and haven’t used both kinds on the same cake