Display cake, fake cake or dummy cake - whatever you want to call em’ - are our unlikely (and often underestimated) cake buddy.
Styrofoam cake substitutes don’t seem quite inviting...but let me tell ya, they can save you heaps of time and cake wastage.
If you haven’t utilised styrofoam cake dummies in your decorating, then I encourage you to reconsider! Here’s my top four reasons why you need to start using dummy cakes:
1. You can build your portfolio
Don’t wait around for the right cake order to show off your preferred cake style or talents. Instead, why not take some initiative? Build your cake decorating portfolio utlising cake dummies to showcase your cake style and the type of orders (and consequently clientele) you want to attract.
2. Freedom to practice new techniques
Dummy cakes are perfect for practicing new decorating techniques. You can take your sweet time learning and experimenting without the time and costs of baking and prepping a real cake.
Bonus? You don’t have to worry about mucking up a real cake, so there’s no added pressure to get your cake techniques perfect the first time round. Cheers to no cake wastage!
3. They're reusable
Cake dummies can be reused again and again. Need I say more?
4. A great alternative for cake
You’ll have some customers who want to order an extravagant, multi-tiered cake but only have a small guest list. Your problem? There’s way too much cake for such a small guest list, which leads to major food wastage.
This is where dummy cakes are a great alternative for multi-tiered cakes - simply replace real cake tiers with their dummy counterparts. This means there’s less food wastage and the customer can still have the cake design they envisioned for their event. It’s a win-win situation!
Let me know your thoughts on dummy cakes in the comments below! Do you utilise or scrutinise?