Dummy cakes are great for display and for practice, but after a while those dummy cakes start to add up and take up all of your available space.
Here's a quick and easy way to remove the fondant from your cake dummy without damaging the integrity of it's shape.
- Cover your dummy with vegetable shortening as your "crumb coat." The shortening will provide sufficient hold for your fondant. This is the key in keeping the fondant easily removable
- After complete use of your dummy cake, and once you are ready to remove the the fondant and recycle your dummy, simply microwave your dummy (if possible) for only 5 seconds (any longer and the dummy will melt). If the dummy size is larger than your microwave, a steamer will work as well to soften the fondant.
- To remove the fondant, flip the cake over and with a spatula or your fingers, carefully start to peel off the fondant from your foam dummy. Pull away carefully so that you don't damage the shape of your dummy.
- Run the naked foam dummy under hot water and allow to dry before reusing it.
- Now you have a freshly recycled cake dummy to redecorate or practice with.