What Is The Best Way To Do This?

Decorating By cookinqueen Updated 15 Jun 2009 , 5:05pm by doreenre

cookinqueen Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 1:08pm
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I have been asked to do a cake similar to the one below with the black stenciling and i have a few questions.

-What is the pros & cons of using buttercream or royal icing to do the stenciling?

-I always chill my cake before i stack them. If i chill them then do the stenciling when the cake comes to room temp will the stenciling bleed?

-I have to drive a hour to deliver this cake... any other advise?

Thanks
Michelle
LL

6 replies
jammjenks Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 1:35pm
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Will the cake be covered in fondant or buttercream?

cookinqueen Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 1:47pm
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It will be all buttercream

Thanks

cookinqueen Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 2:35pm
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anyone?

Tellis12 Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 3:56pm
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I Just happened to come across this cake in beachcakes gallery. It seems like it might be what you're trying to do. Maybe you could pm her and ask how she did it. Here's the link to the photo http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1350439

bsharp Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 4:59pm
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I did one that bled. I used buttercream. It was early on and a lessoned learned. I will say that my cake was still cold and that is probably what I did wrong. I hope this helps out. I don't really have the answer for your question. Just thought maybe this might help.

doreenre Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 5:05pm
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i've only used stencils on fondant, but for either fondant or buttercream, I believe royal icing is recommended.

Good luck!

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