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Buttercream on styro dummies

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I've got a six tiered buttercream cake coming up next week and three of the tiers are styrofoam dummies. I've never worked with dummies, but I was thinking that I could just apply the buttercream straight to the dummies and smooth just like a real cake. Is that how everyone does it or is there something I need to do to the styrofoam before applying the buttercream? I would hate for my buttercream to slide off or a similar disaster! Thanks for any advice!
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Originally Posted by Dani1081

Is that how everyone does it or is there something I need to do to the styrofoam before applying the buttercream?


That's how you do it -- no special pretreatment required.
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Thanks so much CWR!!!
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I've made 100s of styro dummies covered in b'cream As has been said, no special treatment is needed.
It can make it a bit difficult to clean the styro when you are ready to change styles but I've not found any other way that works well.
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Thanks kakeladi!
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I did it for the first time this past year.
You just ice it straight away.
It's a piece of cake, well, but then again....
post #7 of 7
I've done it too - no prep required.
Mommy to Colette (b. Oct. 4, 2006) and to my four-legged "baby" Otto (b. July 7, 2004)
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Mommy to Colette (b. Oct. 4, 2006) and to my four-legged "baby" Otto (b. July 7, 2004)
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