Is This An Appropriate Sculpting Medium?

Baking By JWinslow Updated 17 Oct 2012 , 6:05pm by JWinslow

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JWinslow Posted 17 Oct 2012 , 4:40pm
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So I was talking to my daughter (lives in a different state) and she had a birthday cake made for my grandson. A 14" round with a large sculpted dinosaur on the top. The dino was made from florist foam and then covered with fondant. The baker didn't want to use RKT because she thought it was too humid to hold together. She was charged $99.00 for the cake.

Is florist foam an appropriate medium to use even if it is covered with fondant? Just wondering...


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BakingIrene Posted 17 Oct 2012 , 5:00pm
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When many of us make bouquets of wired gumpaste flowers, they get stuck into lumps of florist foam that has been completely covered with fondant. Ditto for peacocks--body made from florist foam, covered with fondant, and tail with wired feathers can be firmly shoved into the foam hold well.

If your daughter was told up front what the material would be and she agreed, then that is what the decorator used. The decorator would have charged more for a material that would be more difficult for local conditions.

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Lynne3 Posted 17 Oct 2012 , 5:18pm
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dry floral foam is a great medium for fondant sculptures that won't be eaten,

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JWinslow Posted 17 Oct 2012 , 6:05pm
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Thanks. I just never thought about using it.


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