Have you ever wondered…”How do they do that?” Well, you are not the only one! When I saw some cakes in Martha Stewart’s Wedding Magazine a while back I couldn’t believe the amazing design on them and so I did my research and found out how they did it. They used CAKE STENCILS!!! You can get these amazing cake stencils online from Designer Stencils. Definitely check out their site and see all the different designs you can buy. All you need it some royal icing, a small offset spatula or bench scraper (something with a flat edge), and gel based food coloring if you want the design to have color. So here is my little “how to” blog for you…hope you enjoy it!
First you need to either cover your cake in fondant or a crusting buttercream. Let either of them set up a little bit before you use the stencils. Place the stencil on the spot you want the design at and either hold it carefully or tape it to the cake if you are using fondant…sorry about the bad lighting!
Next take your royal icing and carefully cover all of the exposed cake/stencil with the icing.
Then take your small offset spatula, bench scraper, or hemming ruler and scrape off the excess icing.
Then pull off your stencil and look at your masterpiece!
Then I added a sugar rose to the top corner and called it a day!