I am trying to stencil on fondant round cake with royal icing and the icing keeps going under the stencil and smearing the design I am so frustrated is there something I am missing? I could use any help I can get I have watch tutorials on youtube but its just not working for me. Please help!
You could be applying to much pressure against the cake. So much so that you are actually pushing the RI under the stencil.
It could also be the fondant -- is it to soft?
When I stenciled my cake a while back, I let the cakes sit out overnight to harden up. This gave me a firmer surface to work on. I also had to keep telling myself while I was spreading the RI over the stencil, to move slowly, don't press too hard, try to cover in one smooth stoke.
I hope this helps,
I think your royal icing is too thin. The only time Ive had a smugde is when I hit the stencil on accident and moved it. Id this your first time stenciling? It is easier to learn on a square cake or if it is a round, have someone hold the stencil in place while you deal with the icing