Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Fondant, Royal Icing, Gumpaste, Petal Dust, Gold Luster Dust, Alcohol, What are you most proud of? This was my first time putting stencil designs on a cake and I happy with the way it turned out. What advice would you give someone starting this project? When doing a stencil cake use stretchable gauze to hold the stencil around the whole cake while you apply the royal icing. Blue painters tape is what I had to use, and it worked ok, but I would assume that the gauze would be easier to use.