Practice Cake Decoration Without the Baking, Using Foam Dummies
Whether you’re a professional baker, or just enjoy making delicious treats in your own kitchen, cake decorating is one of the best ways to get creative when cooking. Interest in cake design has come a long way since the days of plain white frosting, and today, some cakes seem to be engineered, not baked.
However, baking a cake every time you have a new design or idea to try out gets time and resource consuming, especially for more challenging projects. To save time, effort, and money, foam cake dummies give you the opportunity to practice frosting designs on simulated cakes, making for a reusable and cost-efficient practice surface.
Polystyrene (EPS) lightweight foam has been used in insulation, packaging, and crafts for years. Now, foam cake cores are one of its few ventures into the world of food. Polystyrene cake forms can be special-ordered with custom dimensions for competitions and projects, or purchased in traditional shapes like a set of blocks that let you build traditional cakes. You can even or mix and match across multiple design styles. Frosting decorations can be applied directly to the foam cake-cores, or they can be wrapped with plastic to quicken cleanup. Cake dummies have become particularly popular for weddings, as they give brides and grooms an impossibly breathtaking display, while serving cake from the kitchen without having to hack up the show-cake. In competition, foam forms are sturdy enough to build up and support in ways few people would dare with confetti cake.
Best of all, cake dummies are reusable. Rinsing with warm water and gentle soap gives you a clean template, ready to help you plan out your next great desert creation.