dummy cakes

by Christina Eastwood
(Reno Nevada)

what is the best icing to use when decorating dummy cakes? I want to be able to reuse the dummies later on so an suggestions? I'm practicing some new designs and need a cheap and quick icing idea.
Thanks for the help

From the editor:

Hi Christina,

For cake dummies, mix up this quick all shortening buttercream recipe to practice with:

12 ounces shortening
1/4 cup milk
4-6 cups of powdered sugar

1. Beat shortening until fluffy.
2. Add 4 cups of the powdered sugar and beat until fully incorporated.
3. Adjust consistency using the milk and extra powdered sugar, until you have what you like.

This will last a long time and is less expensive than all butter butercream. Great for practicing new ideas and easy to clean off the cake dummies with warm, soapy water.

Good luck.

Michelle (editor)

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