AI have seen a bunch of different threads and sites stating to use buttercream or RI when stenciling on a cake but with hand painting being so popular now I was wondering why you would not paint it on with dust and extract/vodka?
Because my painting looks like the stuff your kids tape to the fridge.
My stenciling (cookies only so far) look sharp, crisp, clean.
Maybe I didn't put enough information in there. I was referring to when using the stencil everyone was referring to using the RI and I was wondering why you could not paint on the stencil using the dust and vodka.
Do you mean paint it on over the stencil, or freehand it?
you probably could if you have the patience for it.
Drip, Drip, Drip and dribble. It's the thickness and viscosity of the icing that not only fully fills in the depth of the plastic on the stencil, but holds the stencil in place. I have seen a sponge-dabbing application, but imagine that without the icing acting as glue (to hold the stencil in place) there'd be some slipping and sliding and it might get sloppy on a larger stencil. What do I know, I still have the artistic talent of a peanut.
There are methods of painting on fondant with dust/vodka using stencils, before placing it on a cake. Way beyond my means, check out videos, youtube etc.
You can do it with dust colours - put a very, very thin coating of crisco on the cake, this makes the stencil stick. Paint with dust colours and it sticks to the crisco in the stencil design. Remove stencil and you're done. I did it with gold lustre dust once and it works great!