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asked January 11th 2013

Faking a cake dummy

Hi everyone, living is Switzerland is slightly expensive and with my plan on making every tutorial, this also means alot of cake which I really don’t want to make (people here aren’t really into cakes!) so I would like to use a cake dummy instead but so far I haven’t been able to find some in my local shops so I will have to order them. In the mean time I want to fake a dummy so does anyone know how to make a cake dummy using rice crispies? Or does anyone have any other suggestions?

Looking forward to your suggestions.
Many thanks
Davina

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Hi everyone, living is Switzerland is slightly expensive and with my plan on making every tutorial, this also means alot of cake which I really don’t want to make (people here aren’t really into cakes!) so I would like to use a cake dummy instead but so far I haven’t been able to find some in my local shops so I will have to order them. In the mean time I want to fake a dummy so does anyone know how to make a cake dummy using rice crispies? Or does anyone have any other suggestions?

Looking forward to your suggestions.
Many thanks
Davina

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Hi Davina

It depends really how big a rice krispie cake you’re going to make and whether you’re going to buy the treats or make them yourself. In England krispie treats are expensive and making them is easy, there’s lots of information on how to make in ‘popular questions’ which is on the right hand side of this page. If making, compacting the krispies is important if you want a nice dense end product. I recently made a large model from rice krispy treats and didn’t compact it down sufficiently. This resulted in cracking and limbs falling off. For a cake, just keep compacting the ‘dough’ until the cake shape is achieved and smooth it down as much as you can. You’ll get a much better finish without too many lumps and bumps if you cover with a thin layer of marzipan or a thin layer of fondant before applying the final cover. Another way of faking a dummy is to use a cake tin but not the loose bottom type. I used to do this when I was learning to pipe with royal icing, I’ve even used plastic food containers and loaves of bread! Other members will share what they do, hope my experience helps a little.

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Hiya,
This certainly does! Thanks!
I will be making my own as I have not seen Rice Krispies treats here. I will put in a search and try to make my own and see how it turns out!
All the best
Davina

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You’re welcome, but you don’t have to search far just look to the right hand side of this page under popular questions.

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