How do you create a damask pattern on the side of a cake? Is it a stencil??
Most seem to be either stencils or thin sugarpaste of some sort cut with a digital cutter (Cricut, Silhouette, etc).
I have done it 3 ways. Using a stencil and royal icing, used a cricut, and used individual cutters to create a damask pattern.
My preferred method was the individual cutters. I tried all 3 and that (for me) was the cleanest and neatest looking. I got the cutters from JenniferMI (sugardelites.com)
I've used a stencil and royal icing. Was reasonably quick and easy...but was a small cake.
I used a stencil for the first time in the cake in my photos and it really wasn't bad for a first timer.
If it is for a square cake, the stencils are much easier to use. They are more difficult on the round cakes. Color makes a big difference too, if you are putting black on white, there is little room for error. I chose the cutters for that reason, it was a wedding cake, and I needed it to be perfect. (and I wasn't feeling so "perfect" with the stencils yet!) Debster - your looks really nice!
Here is the one I did with the cutters: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1857690&done=1
Thanks a million! Very helpful!
debster and loucinda................GORGEOUS! I have yet to attempt a damask cake but so want to.....maybe thats a good thing to work on while I'm on bedrest! Using cutters and placement!