Dummy Cake Layer For Wedding Cake

Decorating By skittles2120 Updated 21 May 2008 , 10:31am by indydebi

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skittles2120 Posted 21 May 2008 , 4:48am
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I have a wedding next Saturday and the bottom tier is going to be a dummy cake layer. We are doing buttercream on it. How do I prepare the styrofoam layer? Do I need to saran wrap and then just frost like normal?


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JoAnnB Posted 21 May 2008 , 6:08am
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If you are using the standard dummy cake, you don't need to wrap it. If you want to reuse the dummy- Once the icing is dry, it will just pull off and you can wipe off any excess.

If you are using regular open styrofoam, you may want to apply a crumb coat to seal the surface, chill or set the crumb coat, then ice it.

using plastic wrap can make wrinkles that can be hard to hide.

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indydebi Posted 21 May 2008 , 10:31am
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Agree with JoAnn ... I never wrap or prep dummies. BC icing goes straight on them.

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