Stenciling a Cake

Stenciling a cake is very easy. Listen up!!!

First off, what is stenciling a cake?
It’s a method of getting a dog gone stencil with shapes cut out of it, then holding it up to the side or top of a cake, and gooping some icing onto the cake through the icing so that when you pull off the stencil, the shapes that are cut out, remain. Good to go? Are you still with me?!?!

I have a few links to some ready made stencils you can purchase.

Or you can make your own with a Xyron Wishblade or Cricut

Personally, we bought the Xyron Wishblade, just because there is way too much hype about the Cricut in our opinion. You have to purchase every stinkin’ cartridge for everything you want to make with the Cricut. It’s cool as fuck, but so far we’ve been able to do the same thing with the Wishblade. Adapt and overcome or be a rich spoiled brat and get the expensive one. Whatever. Your stinkin’ choice!

So the first thing you need to do, is go ahead and dirty ice your cake, then cover it in fondant. Make it nice and smooth.

There are a few ways to decorate with a stencil. If you are doing the top, you can hold the stencil on the top and smear some icing through the stencil; you can sift and drop luster dust through the stencil, or you can sift some powdered sugar through the stencil; you can get all dog gone fancy pants and use your airbrush and some edible paint. I recommend you try to smear the icing through the stencil for the top so that you can get a good feel for how you handle it. If it all works out, then you can easily do the sides. It gives it thickness and texture, especially if your design calls for it. Like leaf cut outs or some trash like that. Are you still with me?!?!

On the Cake Central website, there is a great instructional video on how to stencil a cake.