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!
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.
Thanks so much CWR!!!
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.
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....
I've done it too - no prep required.