How to Stencil with Lustre Dust and Brush


A simple yet effective technique using Sugar Vanilla Stencils

A simple yet effective technique using Sugar Vanilla Stencils

You will need:

Edibles:

Equipment:

  • one cupcake, flat iced with buttercream
  • edible tint in purple
  • edible lustre dusts in dark pink, yellow
  • white fondant
  • Sugar Vanilla Stencils British flowers Set 1 stencil; using the pansy design
  • three brushes: one small, two medium
  • 65mm round cutter
  • non-stick board
  • rolling pin
  • palette knife

1

Roll fondant to 3mm thick. Place stencil on top and roll over once or twice. This pushes the fondant up into the stencil design.

2

Using a small brush dust purple edible tint into the centre of the pansy.

3

Continue with the purple slightly into the petals.

4

Using a larger brush gently dust dark pink lustre dust over the petals.

5

Shade the petals by making some areas, particularly the outer petal, darker with more lustre dust.

6

Blow any excess dust o the stencil and gently lift the stencil towards you (this stops any dust falling onto your fondant).

7

Using your third brush, gently brush yellow lustre dust from the centre outwards.

8

Cut around the stencil using a round cutter. Lift using a palette knife. Gently place on top of the cupcake and tap around the edges to smooth.

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