I’m so glad weekend is over, it was a full scale roller coaster. Saturday we were helping a friend to move, then later spent 9 hours editing photos till 1am, then Sunday morning leaving for Philly to work on 2 wish projects, with Make a Wish designer, got home around 6pm, once again working on photos till midnight, finished at 4pm on Monday. All is good all is well. I’m beat but happy we managed to do all we said we would.
Spring has sprung, it is definite, daffodils are all around, our peas are coming out, master gardener is planting beans as I write.:-)
Well, back to my today’s post.
Design was based on a cake design that I did, bottom tier had stripes so I wanted to incorporate this style into a cookie as well.
I decided to go with a round cookie, about 3 inches in diameter.
I iced them with royal icing and let them dry completely over the course of several hours.
Once I painted all the cookies with stripes, I was ready to apply my stencil.
Last year I bought a Stencil cutter, originally for wood edging but I found out I could also use it for my cookie making, how cool, right?
~MAKING A STENCIL~
I trace my shape onto a stencil blank and then using a stencil cutter, using a fine tip and following a traced image I cut out a stencil. Bear in mind that stencil cutter gets very hot, I use an old wooden cutting board underneath when I’m working with it. You can also use an Exacto Knife.
to make the stencil.
APPLYING ROYAL ICING USING A STENCIL
stiff royal icing
small angled spatula
Position your stencil onto a cookie, holding gently in place with one hand, using your other hand apply royal icing with a small angled spatula. Make sure you apply icing in one direction.
When using Stencils I always like to practice before I do the application directly onto a cookie.
I practiced when I made my Beatles Cookies as well, you can see here. You can practice using a wax paper.
REMEMBER TO WASH THE STENCIL PRIOR USING.
You will need to wash the stencil several times while stenciling your cookies, this is normal, it helps to get the clean stenciled design onto the cookie
After I had my cookie stenciled I wanted to apply all the details, these were all hand piped using royal icing and then painted with Silver luster dust.