Hi, I have an order for December for this cake. the bottom tier design is stumping me. I assume a stencil was used with RI (perhaps overpiping then?).
So firstly, I can't find such a stencil so I might go with my damask stencil instead as the client says she doesn't mind any particular design of this kind. BUT I'd like to get it the same if possible.
Second, how do you stencil close to each other if your stencil is say only, 270mmx100mm in size but needs to cover around the whole side, how do you make it look seamless?
This is the cake attached.
Thanks for the help in advance!
I would do it as an edible image. you can see it in the black and white cake in my signature below.
Thanks for your idea. I did think of that but the edible image prints we get here ( I don't have a printer so I get it done), they do it on rice paper which seems very thick, and tends to get wrinkles/lift at corners, even when I apply it the correct way. Also I thought the stenciled look gives it some texture too instead of a plain flat print.
Im also in South Africa :)
the edible image I use is not rice paper, its a proper edible image. where in SA are you?
Hi fellow South African!!
I'm in Benoni, Gauteng... I get mine printed at Zito's. The paper they print on is quite thick, in fact it never actually dissolves into the icing and leaving behind the image, like it should.
If you have any tips that would be great!
Im in Krugersdorp, so dont know the shop you are talking about. An edible image doesnt really disolve into the icing, or at least mine doesnt , maybe someone else can tell you more.
I use images from inkredible products. Their images are a full a4 size and really smooth.
I would do it as follows
cover the cake with fondant (sugarpaste) and then cut the image exactly the height you want. Brush the covered cake wit a slightly damp brush and then wrap the image around the cake. Take your smoother and then lightly smooth the image. This way I can get the seams almost invisible on the sides. Your cake will work well as it looks like there is a black ribbon around the top, so I would use this to hide the edge of the image.
Hope this makes sense :)
Thanks!! Ok I will try that. The top of the cake is actually fondant, not ribbon (I'm going to use chocolate fondant actually), so will have to get it really smooth to work.
Can I order from this place online? Will check, if I can get it now then I can test it.
I did order a damask stencil anyways (I'm sure i will use it again) and will try that too.
I have a printer, so just get the paper form them. If you join this group
Im sure there are a couple of decorators on the East Rand. They should be able to tell you where to get the quality stuff printed.