I'm using a damask stencil on the bottom tier of a round wedding cake. The cake will be covered in fondant and then I plan on using royal icing for the stencil. How do you join the edges of the stencil so there are no gaps in the pattern? Do I stencil a section and then let it dry completely before placing the stencil as close as possible to where the first pass left off? It seems like that will take awhile to complete. Are there any better techniques?
I just did this but with butter cream. I was told to let the royal dry before continuing to the next section. I did find you had to be very careful when using the butter cream because it was easy to smash what you had already done. My stencil was on a butter cream wedding cake so royal wouldn't work for me. Royal actually dries pretty fast.