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MasterPiecesCakeArt Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 1:48am
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I'm doing my first exhibit at a bridal gala this weekend, and I want to may a display cake. I have styrofoam rounds for the "cake", and I'm covering it in fondant. Normally I'd ice the cake in buttercream before applying the fondant. Does anyone have suggestions on how I should "prepare" the styrofoam to get the fondant to stay in place?

Thanks!

Dan

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dsilvest Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:13am
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Use a light spritz of water or rub the foam with shortening. Let the covered foam set for a few hours before you touch them. This weill help to prevent fingerprint dents in the fresh fondant. You can use a bit of royal icing or piping gel to attach the layers together.

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melon_ball Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:15am
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Brushed on piping gel works for me!

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dsilvest Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:18am
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Piping gel works great but it tends to be messy and sticky. It is also more difficult to remove the fondant from the foam when you want to remake it.

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MasterPiecesCakeArt Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:22am
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Thanks All for responding!

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