I shared this on Facebook in celebration of reaching 20,000 likes. That was nearly 2 years ago now! I hope you enjoy it if you haven’t already seen it.
I use masking tape to hold down my stencils. I realise there are lots of other ways to stencil but this is what works for me.
I wait for the fondant to set a day before doing this and the masking tape does not ruin the fondant. But I use one that does not have a strong adhesive. If in doubt PLEASE test it out on some fondant first.
I make sure my royal icing is at a stiff consistency and then I spread thickly over the whole stencil.
Gently scrape off the excess. I use a metal scraper to do this.
Then peel off the stencil from one side to the other.
If bleeding occurs, you can just use a toothpick or a damp brush to neaten it.
To join the top part, I did trim off the bottom of the stencil a little bit and the joined it up.
The only thing about this part is that you have to be careful when you apply the royal icing.
Usually I wait for the prior section to dry first.
Clean off the excess.
To join the pattern on the sides, you can do the same thing.
And yes you CAN use the masking tape on top of the royal icing as long as it’s DRY.
And that’s it! If you’d like to get some stencils of your own I suggest you visit my friends at Designer Stencils. They ship worldwide too!
If you’d like to find some of the products Sharon used in this tutorial you can find them below.
- Sharon’s range of stencils, exclusive to Designer Stencils, along with many others
- The plum colour can be made by mixing Pearl Lustre Dust with Plum Petal Dust
- Or if that sounds too complicated, just use the pre-mixed Plum Lustre Dust