Dummy Cake

Decorating By Traci9130 Updated 21 Jul 2008 , 6:31pm by leah_s

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Traci9130 Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 5:44pm
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Hi Everyone. My daughter will be having a birthday in October and I am planning a Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat theme. So, naturally, I am planning on making a topsy-turvy or whimsical cake. If I make three or four cakes, that is way more cake than I need, so I am planning on making the top tiers out of Styrofoam. This is the first time that I am doing this, so I want to know if (A), I can decorate the styrofoam ahead of time, like now if i wanted and (B) do I have to add dowels like I would for a normal cake. If I have to do that, then I really cannot decorate the Styrofoam ahead of time, as I think I would crack the decorations if I attempt to put a dowel through fondant that has already hardened. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help. Traci

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leah_s Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 6:31pm
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You can make the dummies now. No, you don't need dowels for styro. It supports itself just fine as it weighs next to nothing.

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