Anybody have any tips on covering styrofoam with fondant so that it doesn't look bumpy from the texture of the styrofoam? Do I need to cover it with icing first? Make the fondant thicker?
Is it an odd shape you're trying to cover...or just the regular square/round, etc? Did you cut the styrofoam yourself and that's why it's rougher than usual, if it's purchased it should be good to go?
I'd sand any bumpiness/rough parts/seams/edges on the styrofoam with #400 grade sandpaper, then apply a thin coating of either piping gel or apple/apricot jelly, then cover it with fondant that's about 1/4" thick. Don't use your hands to try to smooth it, just your paddles after it's stuck on there well.
In this instance, I'm covering a ready-made styrofoam ball, so I'll try the piping gel, the 1/4" thick fondant and fondant smoother...thanks for the tips!
We learnt to always put 2 layers of fondant on. Put the first layer on thinly and let it set. The second layer will stick much easier and be much smoother as well.
Oooh that's a good tip--makes perfect sense. Thanks!
If you don't have piping gel....use solid shortening! Oh- and I use my hands-with gloves -to smear it over the styro.