Cake stencils can be used in a variety of ways on many types of cakes. Can be used with an airbrush for quick results. Also used with royal or buttercream icing. Simply press stencil onto a fondant-iced or dry-to-the-touch buttercream cake. Using a spatula, evenly spread either royal or buttercream icing onto the stencil, scraping away excess. Gently lift stencil, and the design stays behind. Can also be used by brushing luster dust over stencil designs onto fondant cakes. Too easy!