How to Use Stencils when Decorate Birthday Cupcakes or Cookies

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Decorating birthday cookies can be a fun and creative activity, perfect for adding a personalised touch to your celebrations. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced baker, stencils offer a simple yet effective way to achieve professional-looking designs. In this blog post, we'll guide you through decorating birthday cookies using stencils, turning your treats into edible works of art.

Why Use Stencils?

Stencils are fantastic tools for cookie decorating because they allow for consistent and precise designs. They can be used with various decorating techniques, making them versatile and easy to use. With stencils, you can create intricate patterns, personalised messages, and fun images that will impress your guests without requiring advanced decorating skills.

 

Here is how you can use stencils to decorate your cupcakes or cookies:

For Cupcake Application:

  1. Cut a sheet of parchment paper to match the stencil size. Place the parchment paper on a flat surface and the stencil on top.
  2. Pipe the desired amount of buttercream in the center of your cupcake.
  3. Flip the cupcake upside down and press it against the stencil to flatten the buttercream. Place the cupcake in the fridge to set.
  4. Once set, remove the parchment paper and apply a thin coat of Alcohol-Free Activator over the stencil.
  5. Gently apply lustre with a Lustre Brush over the top, then brush away the excess dust.
  6. Slowly peel off the stencil.

For Cookie Application:

  1. Roll out fondant to the desired thickness.
  2. Place the stencil over your fondant and roll until the stencil imprint is transferred onto the fondant.
  3. Apply a thin coat of Alcohol-Free Activator over the stencil.
  4. Gently apply lustre with a Lustre Brush over the top, then brush away the excess dust.
  5. Slowly peel off the stencil.

Our Sweet Stencils can also be used for other methods such as airbrushing, royal icing techniques, buttercream, and ganache applications.


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