State Fair Blog 2017 & 2018
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Making fake/faux/dummy cakes using the standard styrofoam block has always been an environmental negative for me. Not to mention the expense of shipping, sometimes more than he cost of the dummy itself.. To counter the negative aspects of the styrofoam I dismantle and reuse my foam dummies. Those that can not be reused get recycled.
Rice Krispy cereal pressed into a cake pan works well but they end up very heavy. It does work well for modeling and forming odd shapes. In my latest search for a more "green" way or product to use as a dummy I found a tutorial using bread. Tough enough to hold up to normal decorating but not so dense.
Later this summer I will make and compare the different ways I know of to make faux cake dummies. Until then here is the link to the faux bread, um, I mean cake tutorial.
Faux Cake Tutorial link
About this Blog:
This is where I will be posting the latest information on the Oregon State Fair Cake Decorating and Confectionery Arts Competition. As the chair I want to promote the competition, encourage people to enter, and educate everyone interested about cake and confectionery arts.