Hi Everyone. My daughter will be having a birthday in October and I am planning a Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat theme. So, naturally, I am planning on making a topsy-turvy or whimsical cake. If I make three or four cakes, that is way more cake than I need, so I am planning on making the top tiers out of Styrofoam. This is the first time that I am doing this, so I want to know if (A), I can decorate the styrofoam ahead of time, like now if i wanted and (B) do I have to add dowels like I would for a normal cake. If I have to do that, then I really cannot decorate the Styrofoam ahead of time, as I think I would crack the decorations if I attempt to put a dowel through fondant that has already hardened. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help. Traci
You can make the dummies now. No, you don't need dowels for styro. It supports itself just fine as it weighs next to nothing.