Using A Cake Stencil????

Decorating By rvercher23 Updated 23 Dec 2008 , 12:16pm by Shazzicakes

rvercher23 Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 8:53pm
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I am doing a wedding cake a few days after Christmas and the whold cake is going to be covered in scrollwork.....I found a really cool stencil that I want to use for the scrollwork so that way the cake is the same all over. I have been practicing and I can't get the icing to stop seeping under the stencil and blurring the pattern. Can anyone help???? I have tried bc and royal. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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cakesmade4u Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 5:57am
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How about using a scewer stick to line the stencils or edible marker then removing stencils and tracing with the frosting after, hope this helps...

redred Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 12:03pm
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Try using royal of firmish peak consistency, easier to do stencils on a square cake instead of round, and secure stencil firmly to cake sides.

Shazzicakes Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 12:16pm
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Use a stiffish royal, and don't apply it too thick (I find thats when it doesn't give a sharp edge). I use that white medical tape to tape it onto the cake to avoid movement - keeps it secure, but doesn't mark the icing.

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