Stencils On A Cake- Several Questions

Decorating By leilei1202 Updated 5 Jul 2009 , 3:59am by DebBTX

leilei1202 Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 2:40am
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I have seen many cakes where stencils have been used. Just by looking at a cake, how can you copy the pattern if you don't have the specific stencil used on the cake. Also, do you buy stencils or make them? I have never used stencils, but have seen many cakes, especially wedding cakes where they have been used. I would love to try them out, just have no clue how! Thanks so much!

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varika Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 2:53am
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You can buy stencils anywhere, though cake-specific ones you need to hit up someplace like Global Sugar Art. Wilton has a few out now, too. You can also mnake a stencil very easily, either buy buying a blank or by using parchment paper and cutting out your pattern with an xacto knife. Parchment paper tends to hold up better if you're just doing airbrushing, because of the flimsiness.

icer101 Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 3:08am
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on cake central front page.. showing how to use stencils on buttercream, fondant. etc. enjoy watching them.. after watching these, i feel confident that i can use stencils in my decorating. bought some from global sugar art , after watching the videos. hth

deetmar Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 3:35am
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I use stencil all the time. You can purchase them here:
http://www.designerstencils.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=CAKES

I always use a good qualiry royal icing, and you have to wash the stencil between times

deetmar Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 3:36am
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I use stencil all the time. You can purchase them here:
http://www.designerstencils.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=CAKES

I always use a good qualiry royal icing, and you have to wash the stencil between times. I have used stencil that I pruchased at aMichaels and they have worked nicley

Let me know if you nave any further questions

deetmar Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 3:36am
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I use stencil all the time. You can purchase them here:
http://www.designerstencils.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=CAKES

I always use a good qualiry royal icing, and you have to wash the stencil between times. I have used stencil that I pruchased at aMichaels and they have worked nicley

Let me know if you nave any further questions

DebBTX Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 3:59am
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I have been learning to stencil over fondant covered cakes. I use a thick royal icing so it doesn't "puddle" under the stencil.
I agree with deetmar, that it is important to wash and dry the stencil after each area you apply it to the cake.

-Debbie B.

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