Originally Posted by Acentrix04
Relznik: My styrofoam melted in the center but all the chocopan fondant came off nicely. Thank you for that great tip! I don't have a defrost setting and placed my oven at 200 for 15 min for the fondant to get soft. Do you think thats the reason why it melted in the center????
I also have some dummies that I used pipping gel on under the fondant and it doesn't seem to come off. Any suggestions how to clean up the dummies without doing little scraps at a time. It's pretty much crumbling off little at a time and would take forever to clean it. Or is there just NO HOPE to clean up this cake dummy????
Oh no!!! I'm so sorry.
I do think that perhaps the oven caused it to melt. I've never had one melt in the dishwasher before... I do think perhaps it was the oven that caused it. 200f is about 90c - and my defrost setting is just 35c, so your was a LOT warmer.
I've never put one in the oven to soften, before popping into the dishwasher. I might have soaked it in a sink of water first, but not put into the oven. I really do think that was the cause.
You've no reason to trust me after your first one melted, but if you do try again, don't put it in the oven! If you're worried about putting it straight in the dishwasher, then soak it for a while first.
Again - sorry.