Newbie Dummy Cake Question

Decorating By dmich Updated 30 Dec 2008 , 3:50pm by cakesbykitty

dmich Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 11:24pm
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Okay, I have never done a dummy cake before with styrofoam. Is it necessary to use any kind of supports in the styrofoam when doing a stacked cake or is one of the beauties of the styrofoam that you can avoid that? Silly question, I know. Be patient with me! icon_smile.gif

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hammer1 Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 11:40pm
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just ice and stack. if using buttercream, it does take longer to crust. if fondant, several 0n this site say to sand the top edge so it is softer and doesn't cut your fondant, but i hate fondant except for small decorations and accents.l

kakeladi Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 12:51am
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Have you ever tried to stand on styro? It holds a ton!icon_smile.gif NO supports needed.

dmich Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 5:57am
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Great! Thanks so much.

dmich Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 5:58am
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Great! Thanks so much.

cakesbykitty Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 3:50pm
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no need to dowel for support but if you are stacking you might consider one long one down the center to keep your layers straight

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