Question About Covering Styrofoam With Fondant

Decorating By specialtycakesbysara Updated 30 May 2011 , 4:08pm by specialtycakesbysara

specialtycakesbysara Posted 28 May 2011 , 10:07pm
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I am going to be covering styrofoam with fondant for the first time and I wasn't sure if I need to put anything on the styrofoam itself, or can I just put the fondant right on it?? I am covering two round flat circles and then two spheres, any tips?? icon_smile.gif

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Dayti Posted 28 May 2011 , 10:21pm
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Fondant won't stick to dry styrofoam, so you need to either spritz in with water, or apply some shortening. I usually use shortening because I've found it's easier to remove the fondant from the dummy afterwards.

BlakesCakes Posted 28 May 2011 , 10:22pm
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Originally Posted by Dayti

Fondant won't stick to dry styrofoam, so you need to either spritz in with water, or apply some shortening. I usually use shortening because I've found it's easier to remove the fondant from the dummy afterwards.




Ditto!

Rae

mena2002 Posted 29 May 2011 , 1:12am
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You can also brush piping gel onto the styrofoam, and if you wrap the styrofoam in plastic wrap you can reuse it over and over.

HTH

BlakesCakes Posted 29 May 2011 , 1:21am
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You can re-use a dummy that's been coated in shortening, too. No wrinkles or crinkles, either, and the shortening helps keep the back side of the fondant soft enough that it's soooooo easy to remove, even weeks to months later.

Rae

specialtycakesbysara Posted 30 May 2011 , 4:08pm
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Thanks everyone!! I coated the styrafoam with Crisco and it worked like a charm!! Super easy too!! icon_smile.gif

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