saberger Posted 3 Nov 2008 , 6:26pm
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Is it possible to use a stencil on a cake iced in SMBC or IMBC? If so, how? Can an airbrush be used? I have a cake to do that I REALLY want to use a stencil on and I was trying to see if I could avoid using a crusting BC and fondant. Any other options that I don't know about? TIA

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saberger Posted 3 Nov 2008 , 11:54pm
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anybody?!

kakeladi Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 3:50am
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Gee, sorry no one has been able to help you.....have you finished this cake?
If you airbrush yes, it can be done....just place a priece of tulle (netting) between the icing and the stencil. It should work but I have never tried it on IMBC or SMBC.

saberger Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 12:42pm
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thanks for the reply - although you have never done it, have you ever seen it? Does it look good?

jillycakes Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 12:48pm
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I've only ever used a stencil on crusting BC. I can't imagine how to use a stencil on non-crusting icing w/out the stencil sticking.

butterfly831915 Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 12:52pm
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Sorry no help here!! Good luck and hope someone can help you.

butterfly831915 Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 12:53pm
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Sorry no help here!! Good luck and hope someone can help you.

peg818 Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 1:30pm
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I would refrigerate the icing till its solid then try the stencil. First i would practice on a back of a pan.

leah_s Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 2:09pm
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I was going to suggest putting it in the freezer first to get the icing hard. Then proceed as usual.

However, I haven't actually *done* it, so I don't know if it would work.

saberger Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 2:20pm

I have put it into the fridge and the icing hardens, but if I touch it, it will still smudge. I guess I will have to try the freezer. Now the next question is: since the color is going to be a deep red (see my stencil cake) on white, will the airbrush color 'bleed' once the cake defrosts?

bcake1960 Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 2:38pm

OK jmo, but as I was thinking about this.. What is the color going to stick too?.. I would think it would bead up on smbc (lots of butter) and especially when it thaws. Bc has some body to it with powedered sugar to stick to.. Am I totally off here ? icon_confused.gifdetective.gif

saberger Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 4:29pm

bcake1960 - I am assuming that you are referring to the airbrushing? I have no idea! I have never used an airbrush before and not sure. But don't people who use regular BC (w/o shortening) airbrush their cake?

Now I am REALLY confused....wah!!! icon_sad.gif

kakeladi Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 4:39pm

Actually I have used my techinque (tulle) on non dairy icing - Frostin Pride and non crusting b'cream just have never made IMBC or SMBC.

loriemoms Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 4:57pm

I would love to know how this turns out..because between not crusting, and I think it WILL bleed and bead up, I just don't think it can be done.

UltimateCakes Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 5:17pm

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CherryLane Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 5:21pm

I have done the Damask stencil on IMBC. It turned out wonderful and I stenciled black on to a white cake.

First DO NOT FREEZE the cake! When the frosting starts to thaw you'll get water beads. This is how I did mine.

Refrigerate the cakes until the iceing is hard, then take one cake out at a time and stencil one side. Put back in the fridge. Take the next cake out and sencil one side, put back in the fridge. Continue untill all cakes and sides have been stenciled. I would not recomend airbrushing.

Any questions, please ask.

saberger Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 7:01pm

cherrylane - awesome! did you stencil it with IMBC? When I took my previous cakes out of the fridge (with IMBC) they were still a bit tacky the next day....should I put cornstarch or anything on the stencil to keep it from sticking?

CherryLane Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 7:11pm

Yes, I stenciled with IMBC. Sticky is good! The stencil will stick to the cake while you work on it. Just be carefull when you pull it off. Wipe the stencil off before using it again. You don't want excess icing on it.

HTH

saberger Posted 5 Nov 2008 , 12:03am

THANK YOU!!!! I absolutely LOVE IMBC and SMBC and I'm loving stencils, so I am happy to know that I can do both! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Any other tips?

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bcake1960 Posted 5 Nov 2008 , 2:34am

Im sorry I didnt mean to confuse you...I hope you let us know how it does turn out.. I am curious now.. I hope you find an answer soon..
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ladyonzlake Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 8:04pm

Thank you so much for this thread. I was justing thinking about stenciling onto IMBC and if it would work.

kvand Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 3:20am
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Originally Posted by bcake1960 View Post

OK jmo, but as I was thinking about this.. What is the color going to stick too?.. I would think it would bead up on smbc (lots of butter) and especially when it thaws. Bc has some body to it with powedered sugar to stick to.. Am I totally off here ? icon_confused.gifdetective.gif

Any time i have ever tried to airbrush on SMBC or IMBC I have found this.  The color only adheres in a few spots and beads in others giving a really blotchy finish.  I no longer attempt airbrusing on MBCs only on AMBC.  Hope this is helpful!  good luck!

linnod Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 12:37pm

I would love to do a wedding cake with IMBC and using a stencil but not sure how the IMBC will stand up or how long can it stay out of the refrigerator. As you know wedding cakes can be left out on display for hours before they start cutting/eating. 

LisaPeps Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 6:08pm

ADefinitely don't airbrush, it will bead. I would stencil buttercream on buttercream. I agree with just refrigerating rather than freezing as you want to minimise condensation with contrasting colours.

MBalaska Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 7:14pm

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