I'm going to make a cake using a dummy tier for the first time. I was wondering...do you use actual buttercream to get the fondant to stick to the styrofoam cake dummy? Or is there an easier (and less wasteful) to do it?
I was thinking I could just "frost" the dummy cake in shortening and then cover it with my fondant, any thoughts out there?
you can just wipe it with something damp (water) or brush it with a very thin layer of piping gel or even cornsyrup. Personally, I would not use shortening. it might be too slick and it would not dry to hold the fondant in place.
We use just alittle water, just damp. too much and the fondant get too sticky and tears easy. Good Luck!
ditto i just put water in a spray bottle and spray the dummy and then cover with fondant it works well for me ...