Stenciling - Buttercream Or Royal Icing

Decorating By vonlew Updated 17 Feb 2013 , 11:27pm by RobiJ

vonlew Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 7:13am
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Hi Everyone,
I am going to try to stencil onto my daugther's wedding cake but not sure if I should use buttercream or royal icing on a fondant covered cake......would appreciate you feedback.
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Addictive_desserts Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 7:27am
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Royal icing normally on fondant.

vonlew Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 7:44am
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Okay thats great, I have a great recipe so I have that covered, can I use the royal icing to attach my ribbon also? and how do I keep unused icing and for how long?

Addictive_desserts Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 7:58am
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Freshest is always best of course, but you can keep your icing for a week or even up to two.
The longer it sits though, the more time it has to separate.
Store in an air tight container in the fridge!

vonlew Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 10:35am
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Thanks Addictive have been a real help, I know they are probably dumb questions but I am just learning this new addictive hobby. icon_smile.gif

Addictive_desserts Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 11:15am
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Never any dumb questions in my opinion, just stepping stones to greater learning. It's a pleasure

3D-Sweets Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 6:10pm
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If your royal icing isn't fresh, even if it's been in the frig, be sure to stir it well. I'm a cookie decorator as well as caker, and even with the good quality meringue powder and recipe I use it still separates a bit. To avoid air bubbles, mix (or re-mix) your icing, let it sit a few minutes, then stir very gently and carefully to remove the bubbles. Then stencil away!

RobiJ Posted 17 Feb 2013 , 6:41pm
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I have been trying to stencil on SWBC...I've tried putting it in the freezer for a few minutes, my stencil icing just slides right off. I've tried putting it in the fridge with varying degrees of success...sometimes the buttercream on my cake sems to pull off when I remove the stencil. Any ideas?


These are on white ganache, it is easier:

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kakeladi Posted 17 Feb 2013 , 7:40pm
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I can't get your pix to come up so can't see your problem but.........

if the icing is coming off when you remove the stencil you probably are not making it thick enough - not the consistency -bt how much you smear over the stencil.

RobiJ Posted 17 Feb 2013 , 11:17pm
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A[B]i don't know if this is working...tried to attach a few of the pics. [/B][IMG][IMG][IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]

RobiJ Posted 17 Feb 2013 , 11:24pm
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A[IMG][B][/B][/IMG][B]i guess I can only show one at a time...this one is ganache...the red on white was SMBC[/B][IMG][/IMG]

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