Help With Styrofoam

Decorating By deetmar Updated 19 Jul 2008 , 8:15pm by southerncake

deetmar Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 7:55pm
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I have never covered styrofoam before, and the last four attempts haven't work. I am using MMF, spraying with a mist of water before putting the MMF on.

Any suggestions? It keep tearing on the top edge. I finally threw the MMF away. I am so frustrated.

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chutzpah Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 7:57pm
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When I cover dummies, I brush the cake with royal that I've blended with water so it's soupy. I roll the RF thick, too. Are you rolling it too thin?

I've never used MMF.

Amy729 Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 8:05pm
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I have heard it helps to roll the edge of the styrofoam so that it isn't as "sharp".

I have never covered a dummie but I did hear that...icon_smile.gif

good luck!

southerncake Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 8:15pm
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Originally Posted by Amy729

I have heard it helps to roll the edge of the styrofoam so that it isn't as "sharp".

I have never covered a dummie but I did hear that...icon_smile.gif

good luck!




This is what I typically do. DH sands the top edge a little so that it is slightly rounded.

I also agree with rolling the fondant a little thicker. I definitely roll it thicker than I would for an actual cake -- and I have used MMF for a dummy before. It is so much cheaper than the Satin Ice that I normally use and is easy to whip up in a hurry.

Good luck! icon_smile.gif

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