How to Stencil on Buttercream

In this “how to” guide, you'll learn how quickly and easily you can make the most intricate and amazing designs directly on your cake. Learn to stencil colored buttercream icing directly onto a cake covered in buttercream.

Stenciling on a buttercream cake is easy as long as your surface icing is dry. Pop your cake in the fridge or freezer so it crusts over, then use a creamy consistency of buttercream to spread over the stencil. Just be gentle when going around the cake so you don't mess up what you just did. 

Items you will need for this tutorial:

  • Buttercream iced cake
  • Small batch of colored buttercream icing
  • Small spatula or Spackling Knife (from the hardware store)
  • Your favorite Designer Stencil for cake


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