Great Way To Stencil On A Round Cake!

Decorating By letsgetcaking Updated 25 Jul 2013 , 2:24pm by cupadeecakes

letsgetcaking Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 1:09pm
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Hi all,

 

I just found this video by Alan Tetreault that demonstrates how to stencil on a cake using royal icing. It's a short video, but my favorite part is at the end where he shows how he keeps the stencil in place on a round cake.

 


 

He attaches a sterile stretch wrap (he says you can buy at any drug store) to the stencil and it holds it in place. I think it's brilliant and thought I'd share.

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remnant3333 Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 3:49pm
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I love all of Allen's videos!!! Thanks for sharing!!! Has anyone ever done stenciling with buttercream icing instead of using royal icing. I have not tried to ever make royal icing before. He said to add a little more water than normal when making royal icing. Maybe one day I will try making the royal and practicing with it.
 

letsgetcaking Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 1:15pm
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Hi, remnant3333! I know some people stencil with buttercream. I've only stenciled on cookies, and I used royal for that. Royal icing is very easy to make. I would think it would be less frustrating to stencil with royal icing on a cake just because it dries so quickly and it hardens when it dries, so I wouldn't be as worried about smudging it.

cupadeecakes Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 1:23pm
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I have stenciled buttercream on buttercream and it is very doable, but I'm not sure that it will work with a crusting buttercream.  I do make my stencil coat a little thinner than my regular buttercream.

costumeczar Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 2:17pm
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Originally Posted by cupadeecakes 

I have stenciled buttercream on buttercream and it is very doable, but I'm not sure that it will work with a crusting buttercream.  I do make my stencil coat a little thinner than my regular buttercream.

I've used a crusting buttercream to stencil and it does work.icon_smile.gif

cupadeecakes Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 2:24pm
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That's good to know Kara!  I know a lot of people on this site use crusting buttercreams, and sometimes techniques work better with one or the other.  That's why I usually try to add that as a caveat. 
 

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