How Do I Make Royal Icing Gold To Stencil On Cake?

Decorating By SugarMama5 Updated 16 Jan 2014 , 10:07pm by Smckinney07

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SugarMama5 Posted 15 Jan 2014 , 10:46pm
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How do I make royal icing gold to stencil on cake? I want to do an anniversary cake like this cake I made (see below), except have the fondant cream coloured and the stencilling gold. I understand that the gold can be brushed on after the royal icing dries, but as you can see, the stencilling is very fine, I just don't want to make a mess of the cream coloured fondant. ;) Any ideas on how to do this the best? I even thought of airbrushing?? I have one but haven't used it for stencilling yet.


Stencilled birthday cake with handmade rose :)

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cupcakemaker Posted 16 Jan 2014 , 12:05am
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AUse a gold spray or just use lustre dust on the stencil?

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SugarMama5 Posted 16 Jan 2014 , 5:00pm
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I wonder if airbrushing or using a gold spray would get on the rest of the cake?? I wonder if I covered the rest of the cake (top) with a piece of saran so it wouldn't spray onto the rest of the cake? I think I'd have to make sure the stencil is tight to the cake too... ???

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Smckinney07 Posted 16 Jan 2014 , 10:07pm
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AThe stencil should be 'tight' regardless.

You could use an airbrush if you have one, you'll get more control over where the paint goes without worrying about getting paint everywhere.

You could put the stencil on then use a large brush and dry dust the gold color on-this might be the easiest option, I'd rub the part with some Crisco to get a nice subtle shade.

You can also stencil in white royal and hand paint once it hardens.

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