A cake stencil is a super easy and fun way to spruce up a cake. I used Jacinda’s How to Ice A Cake tute, along with her Evil Buttercream Icing recipe to make this cake for Scarlet and Niko’s Third Birthday Fiesta, and I added a cake stencil.
I also made the layers different colors, just for fun.
Let me walk you through How to Ice A Cake With A Cake Stencil after the jump…
Have you ever used a cake stencil? What’s your method? And does the site of the yellow make you as sad as it made me? Let us know in the comments, you could win that amazing Belle & Blue Chair.
How to Ice A Cake With A Cake Stencil
First a note: Sparkler candles are a great idea, if you want your children to be afraid of their cake, and you like smoke and fire being shot at them.
Regular candles… much better.
First I made up six 8″ rounds using cake mix and food coloring. Then I made some Evil Buttercream Frosting and stacked my rounds with layers of frosting in between.
Filled in the holes on the sides:
Made my crumb coat (the step by step details are all in Jacinda’s How To Ice A Cake tute)
Poured it on top:
Smoothed it to the edge:
Spread it around the outside, then let it sit to dry for a few hours.
Meanwhile I made a cake stencil. I used my silhouette, but you could trace and cut any shape, use a craft punch, or buy a cake stencil. I cut mine from card stock. That font is called Ballpark Weiner.
I also used my silhouette to make a papel picado themed bunting for a cake topper:
I also put some icing in a container with a star tip:
Which I used around the bottom edge after applying the final round of icing and waiting until my cake was dry :
So here is the top of my cake. This was as flat as I could get it, I wasn’t feeling super patient.
So place your cake stencil on top.
Then I used a paintbrush and Wilton pearl dust. I dipped my paint brush in a 50/50 water and lemon juice mixture, then into the pearl dust, then painted in the stencil:
I decided to do the inside details in pink, and the outside edge in yellow:
But that looked disgusting, like egg yolks or something. I was VERY bummed on this.
So I added pink frosting with a star tip all around the outside, with just the 3 showing. Much better, right? right?
Then I added the topper, with the bunting tied to two skewers:
Happy Birthday Ladies!