Buttercream On Styro Dummies

Decorating By Dani1081 Updated 16 Sep 2012 , 3:15am by tracey1970

Dani1081 Posted 14 Sep 2012 , 12:51pm
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I've got a six tiered buttercream cake coming up next week and three of the tiers are styrofoam dummies. I've never worked with dummies, but I was thinking that I could just apply the buttercream straight to the dummies and smooth just like a real cake. Is that how everyone does it or is there something I need to do to the styrofoam before applying the buttercream? I would hate for my buttercream to slide off or a similar disaster! Thanks for any advice!

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CWR41 Posted 14 Sep 2012 , 3:38pm
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Originally Posted by Dani1081

Is that how everyone does it or is there something I need to do to the styrofoam before applying the buttercream?



That's how you do it -- no special pretreatment required.

Dani1081 Posted 15 Sep 2012 , 2:45am
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Thanks so much CWR!!!

kakeladi Posted 15 Sep 2012 , 7:10pm
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I've made 100s of styro dummies covered in b'cream As has been said, no special treatment is needed.
It can make it a bit difficult to clean the styro when you are ready to change styles but I've not found any other way that works well.

Dani1081 Posted 16 Sep 2012 , 2:03am
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Thanks kakeladi!

tokazodo Posted 16 Sep 2012 , 2:18am
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I did it for the first time this past year.
You just ice it straight away.
It's a piece of cake, well, but then again....

tracey1970 Posted 16 Sep 2012 , 3:15am
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I've done it too - no prep required.

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