Damask Cake

Decorating By gossipgirl Updated 15 Feb 2010 , 2:29am by 2txmedics

gossipgirl Posted 14 May 2008 , 12:19pm
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A bride wants a damask cake like what Wendy Kromer did for Martha Stewart's wedding magazine. How do I transfer the damask pattern into the cake? The Cake will have a white fondant icng, the damask pattern will be pink . I have attached a picture of the cake. please help! Thanks!

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Petit-four Posted 14 May 2008 , 12:39pm
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Wendy Kromer had a similar cake in MS's Wedding Cakes book -- her instructions were to have the pattern laid out, cover with waxed paper, and outline in RI, then flood with thinner RI. When dry, place on cake. Of course, make extras. icon_rolleyes.gif

Hope this helps!

ruthberry Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:23pm
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so you're just using your stencil as a pattern then?

How do you turn the corner with the design?

jessienj Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:44pm
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i would just lay the stencil onto the sides of the cake and sweep with royal icing. there is a tutorial on how to do this on the website that makes those stencils. www.designerstencils.com i think.

ruthberry Posted 14 May 2008 , 5:02pm
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AWESOME! okay, I was planning on using the stencil to PAINT the fondant. that would certianly work. thanks so much!!

DeeMaz Posted 14 May 2008 , 11:38pm
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You can also use royal icing to transfer the pattern.

2txmedics Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 11:59pm
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Ok, so my daug. will be 16yrs old, and she loves this design...so Im thinking can I do it? Im just a hobby cake person...

so How would I do Damask on the cake??? and I mean SIMPLE...somebody hold my hand!!! lol

I work in BC icing only...dont like fondant....

glendaleAZ Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 12:08am
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For a glossy effect you can use piping gel with food coloring added.

I just place my stencil up against the cake, or on top, and then use a small spatula to paint over the stencil sections onto the cake and then very gently remove the stencil. I love the shinny effect it leaves.

2txmedics Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 12:28am
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Ok so I can use piping gel and food coloring for a different effect...but what if I want the reg...is that reg. b/c icing? if so how thin...or is it RI???

and how in the heck would I hold the Stencil from not moving while I do this?...on the BC?...lol

nancyg Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 12:29am
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I did one for my daughters wedding. Have now done a total of 9. They of course get easier as you go. But, I have found that if you make a pin hole in the stencil at each end. ( use a pin with a head) then pin the stencil onto your cake. Make the hole before you pin it on cake or you will squash it as you insert pin. Yes, it rally does work. Then I have used mainly buttercream. It works great. I have used the stencil on buttercream with buttercream. But, it took a lot of work. Now I insist they buy fondant base or I will not do it. I have a question....How do you pronounce it?

da mask or dam ask What is your opinion?

2txmedics Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 2:29am
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Thank you, I guess I just need to try it and see what happens...lol....Ive read on it all day long...whew!!!!

I say "Da Mask"....anywho...someone also said piping gel colored with food coloring works good....for a glassy look....

thanks bunches!!!!

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