Looking for suggestions on how to put a lace design to match an invitation on buttercream icing. I was thinking of putting the cake in the freezer to get the icing hard, then putting the stencil on and painting icing over top but I have no idea if that would actually work. Help please!
I have stenciled buttercream on buttercream. I use a crusting buttercream and allow it to crust well. I then stencil using slightly thinned (not too thin or it will seep under the stencil) on the crusted buttercream. If the pattern needs to be continued, I allow the stenciled part to completely crust over night then stencil again butting up the design. Be sure to clean off the stencil well after you stencil a section of the cake.
Here is an example of one I did:
Oh, yes, I forgot to add that a prayer before you start doesn't hurt either. :O)
Definitely use a crusting buttercream and let it fully crust before you stencil. I recommend having someone else hold the stencil in place while you apply the buttercream. Much easier that way.
I saw a trick posted by Sharon Zambito...
I taped a piece of card stock to the bottom of the stencil to boost it up to the exact height I needed it to be. That way I did not have to try to hold it in place freehand while stenciling, and run the risk of the stencil moving while I worked. Here's the link: