Covering A Dummy Cake With Fondant!!

Decorating By Rachel8648 Updated 24 Apr 2008 , 10:34pm by sweetneice

Rachel8648 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 6:29pm
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I was just wondering if I have to put buttercream underneath, or if I can just put the fondant right on the styrofoam, or do I use royal icing? Help please!!!

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cakes_by_rhonda Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 6:53pm
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I use thin layer of buttercream. It will not adhere without some type of icing. Never thought about using royal icing although it will probably work as well. You would just have to work quickly because it hardens so fast.

twinkletwinkledliz Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 6:53pm
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i rub the styrofoam with shortening and then place the fondant...then later on the fondant can be peeled off and you can re use the dummy =)

beachcakes Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 8:05pm
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Originally Posted by twinkletwinkledliz

i rub the styrofoam with shortening and then place the fondant...then later on the fondant can be peeled off and you can re use the dummy =)




I just did this for my sheep cake. Be sure to sand the dummies so they're smooth - or the ridges will show through. You can see them through the fondant in mine if you look closely.

beccakelly Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 8:25pm
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i wouldn't bother using shortening or BC. just spray the foam with water and the fondant will adhere perfectly.

Rachel8648 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 10:19pm
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Thanks so much everyone!

sweetneice Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 10:34pm
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Thanks for the insight on this subject. I really needed that for a couple of fondant covered dummies in august

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