stencil – without pencil
Browsing online for cake tools and toppers I came across this GLORIOUS product. It’s a 5 tier, lace design, steel, AMAZING, stencil set.
Stencils? on cake? GENIUS!
But at nearly 80$USD plus shipping, it was not meant to be. And I wasn’t able to find a thing like it in NZ!
I had even looked into designing my own stencils and cutting them out of plastic or steel. But no luck.
Then, my big sister and I took a trip to the craft mecca that is Spotlight and I found these:
Ok, so they aren’t made from steel, and they aren’t lace. And they are made from flimsy cheap cardboard. But I ignored the naysayers and forged on ahead.
I got some of this:
Serious – grown up ‘master chef’ food colouring and thinned it out with a little vodka.
Rolled out some scrap fondant and used the smallest paintbrush I could find to paint over the stencil. Unfortunately, pure food colouring doesn’t work. It bleeds. ( the picture doesn’t really show it…)
Never Fear! Royal Icing is here!
The royal icing worked perfectly.
It sets thin and hard and doesn’t bleed!
(and the cardboard is re-useable – take that naysayers!)
Now all I need is baking project that requires stencils! I spy a birthday cake in my near future!