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?
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.
Brushed on piping gel works for me!
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.
Thanks All for responding!