Painting Dummy Styrofoam Cake Layers

Decorating By brian1974 Updated 27 Nov 2012 , 1:42pm by Crafts n Coffee

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brian1974 Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 3:38am
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Hi All,


So i wanted to paint a styrofoam cake layer to use inbetween 2 other cake layers, cake boards are seperating this layer from touching anything edible.

I wanted a silver effect so i purchased a silver spray paint rustoleum i believe,

anyway after just one coat this stuff ate through a portion of the styrofoam, so no good....

What do people use to pain these styrofoam layers? Im not interested in covering them in fondant or ribbon, has to be painted ... 





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AZCouture Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 4:35am
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Well, you need to cover them with fondant. Sorry, but it's either that or wrap it in ribbon or royal icing it.

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brian1974 Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 12:51pm
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actually i found the correct answer, 

Krylon H20 is a latex based paint, as long as the sufaces are not touching any food, its safe (ie seperating using cake boards....

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Crafts n Coffee Posted 27 Nov 2012 , 1:42pm
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Hi Brian,


I have painting advice for you. Many spray paints contain solvents, which will melt STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Unfortunately, Krylon no longer makes the latex spray paint H20. However, the small, Short Cuts aerosol paints from Krylon are foam safe. You can also try spray paint from Design Master. Any brush-on, acrylic craft paint will also work, and these are available in metallics at your local craft store. Here are more tips for you: Good luck!  Sharon,

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