Cover A Dummy Cake With Fondant?

Decorating By neecerator Updated 24 Mar 2009 , 11:58pm by neecerator

neecerator Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 7:16pm
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Do I cover the styrofoam with shortening first or buttercream first?

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m420chelle Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 11:10pm
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I do it with a thin thin coating of piping gel- you don't need a lot and if you use too much, it kind of eats away at the fondant so just make sure it is just tacky to the touch and you should be good!

JenniferMI Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 11:14pm
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I cover with Glad press n seal first, then thin layer of clear piping gel. Then add fondant, works soooo nice!

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mommyle Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 11:20pm
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I just put a coating of crisco on it, then the fondant.

misabel99 Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 11:21pm
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Thanks for the info I was wonder the same thing icon_biggrin.gif

neecerator Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 11:58pm
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Thanks, everyone. I went to class and the first 10x4" dummy cake went ok, but the little one 6x4" gave me a lot of trouble. I think the fondant was getting too dry, and maybe it was too thick. I attempted it 3 times and then came home. I will give it a try tomorrow at home where I have more room to move and more patience. Cheers.

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