Can someone recommend a reliable brand of styrafoam round for mock cakes?
Also, are they ever reusable?
Any styrofoam found at stores like Michael’s, Joann fabric, hobby lobby or some times even small one are available at $ stores Yes they can be cleaned off & reused I have reused some pieces for overs yr before they got soooo funky they didn’t clean up very well If you are just decorating to practice or taking pix do one design on 1/2 the “cake “ & a different design on the other 1/2 before scraping it all off & starting over :)
dallas-foam.com is great too
I ordered from Taylor Foam the last time. After searching many websites, they had the best shipping costs. Most other places wanted double the amount I was spending to ship it.
That was the problem I ran in to. I searched many sites, found a lot with great prices, and then the price doubled at checkout due to outrageous shipping charges.
yeah shipping’s gone nuts
Love the idea of the double sided cake!! Thanks!
Thanks for all the suggestions!
Additional question - if practicing fondant on a styrafoam cake, will I need to toss it after, or is there something I can treat it with, so when I need I can remove and replace the fondant?
depends on the type of foam — the smoothy kind of foam you can use soap & water — if you even need the soap —the textured scratchy kind of foam — I don’t know probably the same I just don’t use that kind
and I seems porous idk
I wrapped mine in plastic wrap.
I meant *it seems porous, the scratchy foam
Oh ok - I’ll have to check to see what kind it is.
Another question, then maybe I’ll be ready to order. LOL
Thoughts on regular foam rounds vs. rounded? I can see the benefit of the regular so the B/C has sharp edges, but would that cut fondant?
yes the sharp edge cuts fondant —
if you are ordering dummies those would be the smooth foam ones —
I have been able to scrape off most of the icing and reuse but after a time it gets sooooo funky you just want to toss. Also in scraping you often will gouge the foam :( Both BC & fondant can be removed. BC will get hard if itls been on there for months/yrs so it comes off in good sized chunks & of course fondant does much quicker. I found it hard to get plastic wrap tight enough to prevent it from moving around & bunching up so I didn't use it.
If you want the sharp edges, panel the fondant instead of draping. That has always worked better for me.
You can soften the sharp edge by rolling it on the counter so you can drape the fondant. Another way is to use a small piece of styro to sand the edge.
Panel the fondant!!!! Never thought of that!!
is the material of them purely preference or is there one that’s truly better?
The ones I’m looking at are polystyrene