Frosting A Styrofoam Dummy In Buttercream

Decorating By TheCakerator Updated 4 Oct 2013 , 2:06am by TheCakerator

TheCakerator Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 6:44pm
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Fist time frosting a styrofoam dummy cake in buttercream.  Are there any tips/tricks that I should know about?  Thank you.

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Annie8 Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 7:48pm
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Don't go too light on the buttercream.  I did that with my first one and thought it looked ok at first, but then realized it was too light and you could kind of see the foam through it in spots.  Had to fix it.

Cakespirations Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 7:54pm
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Frost the sides first and the top last!!

kakeladi Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 8:05pm
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Dummies are *VERY!* lightweight.  Put some tacks or small/short nails thru cardboard to hold it (just as you would put a real cake on the board 1st),  then put that on a non-skid piece of shelf liner.

Press rather hard when applying &/or smoothing to make sure the icing is anchored to the styro.

TheCakerator Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 8:21pm
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Thank you for all the hints!  Do you wet the styrofoam first or just put the icing right on it?

kakeladi Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 2:04am
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No need to wet styro when using ABC

TheCakerator Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 2:06am
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Thank you!

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