Stencil Ri Please Help

Decorating By maddyscreations Updated 17 Aug 2011 , 5:32am by Stacey75

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maddyscreations Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 2:10am
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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!

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glendaleAZ Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 4:56am
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Hi maddyscreations,

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,

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Stacey75 Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 5:32am
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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

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