Stencils On Sides Of Cake - Will They Imprint Buttercream???

Decorating By mistymamas Updated 2 Oct 2009 , 1:33am by sweetneice

mistymamas Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 10:45pm
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hi, I wanted to try using stencils on buttercream. I have an airbrush machine, and also want to try spreading buttercream over the stencil.

I want to stencil the sides of a round cake. Now, when I place the stencil and hold it lightly in place, wont the edges of the stencil imprint the buttercream?

I use sams buttercream, and it does crust well, but any push on the frosting leaves a nice dent. I am worried abou thaving square marks from the plastic stencil??

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Price Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 10:54pm
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You want to hold the stencil so that the edge does not go into the icing. Chill the iced cake before stenciling to make the icing a little firmer and that will also help to prevent making unwanted marks.

mistymamas Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 11:22pm
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Thank you. I will try it.

Can I freeze the cake for 15 minutes or so to really harden it up, or use fridge only?

Price Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 12:06am
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You should be able to put it in the freezer for 15 minutes without any problems. I usually put mine in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

sweetneice Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 1:33am
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Thanks for that question! You guys are on a roll tonight with great questions!

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