Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I have tried different systems for "attaching" the stencil, but they all seem to make bigger mark than if I just hold them gently with one had and apply some icing with the other. Once you've got a little icing on, it pretty much holds the stencil in place. Just be prepared to do some "clean up" with paint brush for bleed overs and such. If you have a lot to stencil, you may need to put it back in the cooler in between. Also, plan to wash and dry your stencil each time. I think stenciling is pretty and uniform looking and is relatively quick. This stencil came from Designer Stencils.
There was a cake by Jim Smeal that my bride found this stencil/pattern on and fell in love. I wish they let me recreate all the patterns he used because I'm really over my buttercream diamond patterns! The couple was very into Disney and this has a kind of glass carriage / tiara feel to it. They also had me add several "hidden Mickey's" all over the cake and that was pretty fun. The bride wanted a big border on the two blue tiers and since they were assorted size dots, it too ended up looking like a bunch of Mickey heads. The couple also had a sweet Lenox China Minnie and Mickey topper that we added at the reception. It was a little "cream" and I like the look of the white cake not mixed with a cream topper. I SO wanted to put some flowers on this cake but it is pretty as is. I'm just really just proud that I got to make a colored wedding cake this week! Go daring brides, GO!