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I've tried that, using various brands of margarine, and found that buttercream made this way is really easy to spread on a sheet cake, but not stiff enough to pipe on decorations.
I did one for my son's bar mitzvah a long time ago. I made a sheet cake for the body and two 9x13 sheet cakes for the scroll parts. Each 9x13 was cut in half lengthwise, stacked, and carved. The ends stood out a little above and below the body, but that's ok, because it looked like the form around which the "body" is wound. I used pretzel rods for the handles and covered them in buttercream. I've got a picture of it on my website - cakes.dqd.com Look under...
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