I think the best thing to do would be to find a stencil if you can. Someone on CC recommended www.Designerstencils.com to me. Hope this helps you as well!
My first suggestion would be to try the stenciling as well.
I do a fair number of damask cakes - but I get to create my own Damask pattern. I'd suggest a stencil as well.
To add to this.. The customer wants cut outs of the flowers.. and I can pipe the details.. UGH I've taken it on as a challenege I'm charging almost $900 for 145 servings.. I'll be up for days .. Thank you all for your comments.
im new to the site so forgive me if this is a silly question....how would you "apply" the stencil to the cake? wouldnt it mess up the BC or fondant?
I was wondering that, as well.....How do you apply to stencil to the cake??
Take a closer look at the cake - it's not a stencil but a cutter. There are many available at specialty stores which would make you job much easier. I would cut out all th patterns and then do a little (emphasis on little) royal icing detail work on the cut-outs. Thiscould be done way ahead of time.
P.S. Who in the world would want to serve a cake with al that black on it anyway - black=black teeth (yuk!).
we all know I love suharshacks DVDs, she shows you how to use stencils on the "stacking" DVD
You pretty much hold the stencil lightly against a very well crusted cake, and then with a spatula spread BC over it. and remove the stencil
Cookie4, good eye!
thatssweetbakeshop, I've done three Damask cakes lately, all cutouts, and it's not that bad. The piping will be what takes the time.
Cookie4 - Can you recommend a place to buy cutter's like the picture above? I've been looking for ornate, sectioned cutters..but can't seem to locate any.
Thanks for your help!!