Like most CCers, I think Damask cakes are beautiful! I would like to do one, but the stencils seem to be out of my budget. Is there a way to get the same effect, but spend less money or use basic tools?
The cutters are also expensive. One great way is to use a combination of existing cutters and maybe tweaking them out. You can also cut print a template online and use them as a guide when you cut them individually.
I have purchased some cool stencils at my local michaels and joanns. They are super cheap and look really nice. I think they run about $6-7 and if you use a coupon it is even better I bought a 2 pack stencil at Michaels...these are the cakes I made using them....they are not the best looking cakes but at least you get an idea:
Thanks for the advice! I thought about cutting them out, but I'm worried about placing the smaller pieces correctly so the image looks mirror. I also only have circle cutters so far (hobby baker that's also a college student = noooo money lol)
Normita - So I can use any stencils I can find in Hobby Lobby or Michaels on my cake? I love your present cake by the way! It looks great
I looked at Michael's today, but they only had decor stencils that looked to large to work on a cake (the Damask design was 9 inches by 18 inches). Planning on checking Hobby Lobby tomorrow
I do use them....and I have heard that others do too. I have seen those super large stencils both at Michaels and Joann. The stencils that I have are a 2 pack blue stencils. I am surprised that your local Michaels does not carry them. I am going to take a picture of them if I can and post them so you can see what I am talking about. Those stencils are usually in the scultping isle etc. I wouldnt give up....keep on looking
Rcolson13....have you found the stencils at your local Hobby Lobby??
I ended up going to Michaels and took a picture of the stencil 2 pack...it was located in the sculpting isle....they were under $4.
Pm me with your email if you are interested in seeing what they looked like....I couldnt upload the picture on here.
Thank you for checking that out! I did find cheap stencils that would work for cakes. Bought one that looked promising, but it turned out to be a wee bit too tall for a regular cake tier - so I'll probably return it.