Stencils Too Tall?

Decorating By springlakecake Updated 15 Mar 2011 , 1:52pm by lilmissbakesalot

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springlakecake Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 12:07pm
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I am planning on stenciling a cake with damask stencil. The stencil is about 5 inches tall and normally my cakes are only 4 inches tall. What is the best way to do this? I cant really cut it down. I figure I can either make sure the cake is 5 inches tall or could I tape off the top to get a straight line? I am not sure if that works or not. Any suggestions appreciated! thanks

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bobwonderbuns Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 12:57pm
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I've heard some cut the stencil down and others tape across the bottom (or top) on both sides. I've not tried it yet though.

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lilmissbakesalot Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 1:00pm
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I tape the top if needed. My cakes tend to be 4.5" tall. I did trim a little off the bottom of the stencil too, but you have to make sure you cut straight and even.

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springlakecake Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 1:10pm
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thanks! I guess I am on the right track then!

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lilmissbakesalot Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 1:52pm
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I use blue painter's tape and tape both sides so it doesn't stick to the cake or get unsticky with the royal icing.

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