About this item
Cake stencil featuring a pattern that can be used as fish or mermaid scales. Great for under the sea themed cakes and confections. After stenciling, add a drip coating, or embellish with candies or edible toppers to complete the look. This particular design can be used both horizontally and vertically, based on the look you are going for (mermaid would be vertical, or tabs going top/bottom and fish scales would be horizontal or tabs going left/right)
Sizing (sheet sizing includes thumb-holds):
- Sheet Size: 4 1/2" h x 16" w / Design: 3.8" h x 13.43" w - works well for bottom tiers of larger cakes, or to wrap around smaller tiers or cakes.
- Sheet Size: 4 1/2" h x 8" w / Design: 3.8" h x 4.4" w - perfect for top tiers or smaller cakes.
- Sheet Size: 9" x 11" / Overall Design is 8" h x 10" w - try these on double barrel, extra tall, or extended cakes.
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- 10 mil food-grade Mylar
- Greater durability than standard acetate
- Works with buttercream, fondant, airbrushing, powdered sugar, etc.
- Can be repeated along the perimeter of any cake.
- Works on round, square or rectangular cakes
- Design can be used vertically or horizontally
- Made in the USA
Tips on Stenciling the Side of a Cake With Buttercream or Royal Icing:
- Make sure iced cake is completely dry. You can either let dry overnight, or put in fridge or freezer for about 30 minutes.
- Pin cake stencil to the side of your cake, making sure that all parts are completely flat against surface. Make sure the stencil is level on the cake.
- Apply a creamy consistency of icing using an rubber or offset spatula to spread a generous amount of royal icing over stencil, being sure to cover all the holes on the stencil.
- Using a cake smoother or the back of an icing spatula, remove the excess icing from the stencil. Be careful not to remove too much of the icing, you want about 2 mm of royal icing to remain on the cake so as to ensure that the pattern comes out well (or at least the thickness of the stencil sheet itself.
- Gently remove the stencil from one side to the other (don't just pull it off, it may disturb the design).
- To repeat the design horizontally or vertically, Allow the icing to completely dry before using the stencil on the uncovered portions of the cake. Be sure to start from the point where the previous stencil pattern ended. Continue this process until all the cake sides have been covered.
- You also want the stencil to be cleaned off completely between stenciling so that the openings are free of dried icing.
- Once that is dry, feel free to airbrush on top of this, or embellish with luster dust, candies, drips just to name a few.