Decorating Cookies & Cupcakes Using Stencils

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Stencils are a quick and easy way to get professional looking results. They are usually made of food grade plastic and allow you to apply a pattern either using dusting powder, an airbrush or royal icing. The color is applied to the cut out portion of the stencil and the design remains on the cookies, cupcakes or cake once the stencil is removed. Stencils come in a variety of shapes and sizes, are easy to clean and may be reused. The most important thing when using a stencil is to embed it into the fondant. This makes the design come out sharp and crisp.

Using a Stencil with Metallic Paint 

Supplies
Rolled fondant
Perfection strips
Fondant smoother
Small quatrefoil stencil or Moroccan monogram stencil
Dusting Powder
Paint brush
Round cookie cutter
Buttercream icing
Rose accent mold

  1. Roll fondant between perfection strips.
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  2. Place stencil on the smooth, rolled fondant. Gently press with a fondant smoother to slightly embed the stencil. stencil_014
  3. Mix dry dusting powder with grain alcohol or lemon extract to turn the metallic dusting powder into paint. Paint over the stencil.
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  4. Peel back the stencil. Cut the patterned fondant using a round cutter for cookies and cupcakes. Ice cupcake or cookie with a thin layer of buttercream icing and place stenciled fondant on top and press gently to secure. (For more information on covering cupcakes with fondant click here.)
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  5. Add lay-ons or additional embellishments for a finished touch. 
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Using a Stencil with Royal Icing

Supplies
Rolled fondant
Royal Icing
Perfection strips
Zebra stencil
Fondant smoother
Icing spatula
Isabella cutter
Buttercream icing
Animal heads accent mold
Snap together letter embossers

  1. Roll fondant between perfection strips.
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  2. Place stencil on the smooth, rolled fondant. Gently press with a fondant smoother to slightly embed the stencil.stencil_019
  3. Mix royal icing according to recipe. Add a touch of water to create a royal icing with a soft peak. Spread the royal icing over the stencil.
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  4. Use a spreader to spread and smooth the icing.
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  5. Peel back the stencil.
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  6. Cut the patterned fondant using the same cutter used to cut the cookie. Ice cookie with a thin layer of buttercream icing and place stenciled fondant on top and press gently to secure.
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  7. Add lay-ons or other embellishments for a finishing touch.stencil_003 modified

 


Using a Stencil with Dry Dusting Powder

Supplies
Rolled fondant
Perfection strips
Fondant smoother
Scales stencil
Dusting Powder
Paint brush
Round cookie cutter
Isabella cutter
Buttercream icing
Shells and starfish accent mold

  1. Roll fondant between perfection strips.
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  2. Place stencil on the smooth, rolled fondant. Gently press with a fondant smoother to slightly embed the stencil.
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  3. Brush dry dusting powder over the stencil.
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  4. Make sure there is no loose powder on the stencil, then peel back the stencil.  Cut the patterned fondant using a round cutter used to cut the cookie. Ice cookie with a thin layer of buttercream icing and place stenciled fondant on top and press gently to secure.
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  5. Add lay-ons or other embellishments for a finishing touch.stencil_004 modified

Using a Stencil with an Airbrush and Rolled Fondant

Supplies
Rolled fondant
Perfection strips
Fondant smoother
Chevron stencil
Air brush
Airbrush color
Round cookie cutter
Nora frame cutter
Buttercream icing
Christmas gingerbread cookies accent mold

  1. Roll fondant between perfection strips.
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  2. Place stencil on the smooth, rolled fondant. Gently press with a fondant smoother to slightly embed the stencil.stencil_009
  3. Fill the airbrush with color and spray over the stencil.
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  4. Allow the color to dry slightly (usually a couple minutes). Peel back the stencil. Cut the patterned fondant using a round cookie cutter for cupcakes. Ice cupcake with a thin layer of buttercream icing and place stenciled fondant on top and press gently to secure. (For more information on covering cupcakes with fondant click here.)
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  5. Add lay-ons or other embellishments for a finishing touch.stencil_001 modified

Try these stencils on cakes too! For a limited time all our stencils from The Cookie Countess and Artfully Designed Creations are 25% off.

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