I have recently discovered a way I can improve my cake decorating skills without using cake! Wait! Before you guys start questioning me and my brilliance just read the rest of the post first.
First, before I get ahead of myself, cake dummies are styrofoam stacked on top of each other in which the cake decorator covers in fondant or buttercream to display their decorating skills. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. So you can get as creative as you can like a normal cake.
Anyways, back to my brilliant discovery, CAKE DUMMIES! Cake dummies are literally the best tool are cake decorator can have for both the inexperience and experienced. It’s the best way to get in the practice with doing half of the work! Think about it, 90% of cake decorating is getting the cake to decorate on. Normally there aren’t any pre- baked and crumb coated cakes lying around in grocery stores so your going to have to make your own. Finding the right recipe can take forever, baking the cake can take 45 mins- 1hr 30 mins depending whether your oven is feeling like doing its only job, then you have to wait for the cakes to cool down, and finally frost, layer, and crumb coat the cake. After at least 3-4 hours of labor you kinda don’t feel like doing my crazy decorations. Don’t get me wrong I love to bake. I mean look at my blog, where would I be without it? It’s just that when I plan all of this crazy detailed decorations baking the cake is just a hassle.
Cake dummies are perfect for me because A) they I can get more practice in half the time B) they are cheap! I have to admit baking can get super expensive, especially baking from scratch. The most I spend on a cake dummy is $60 and that’s including the dummy!
Cake dummies don’t have to be used only for practice. They can promote your business and cake decorating skills. Build a cake decorating portfolio using cake dummies so you can get a step closer into the culinary world. Also if you want to enter cake decorating competitions. It’s a great way to get your name and brand out into the world.
I can go on and on about how much I love this thing! Just try it out yourself. You can but a set here on Amazon for $20 bucks!