Mesh Cake Stencil - Peonies
Mesh cake stencils are made from a very fine food safe mesh material. Very detailed designs can be implemented due to the fine mesh material when compared to standard plastic cake stencils. Mesh stencils are more flexible and therefore easier to wrap tightly against the outer edge of a round cake. They can give an edible lace effect on the cakes but without using edible lace mats.
Size: 33cm x 16.5cm
Material: Fine mesh fabric
Using instructions: Place your mesh stencil onto the fondant. You can use a strip of painters tape to hold it in place or simply use your fingers to hold one side of the stencil. Take your offset spatula, place some icing on the backside of it and push it across the stencil in one direction. Because these stencils have such fine detail, be sure to spread it on softly but firmly enough to get thru the mesh. Immediately after, take a plastic scraper and run it across the stencil in the same direction to remove the excess icing. Lift your mesh stencil and you should have a clean design.
Caker tip: When using the mesh stencils the royal icing coating on the fondant is very thin. This coating is so fine that the color of the icing will often appear much lighter than the color you see in your icing bowl. Be sure to test it out before stenciling your patterns, and be sure to mix your color darker than you desire in order to get the shade you are trying to achieve.