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Stencils on cookies????

post #1 of 25
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The short video on the use of the heart stencils on fondant covered cookies said to use thinned food coloring. Won't there be a taste with the food colorings, especially deep colors like red? I've seen stenciled cookies where the design is raised so that isn't food coloring. Are there other methods of using the stencils on cookies?Thanks
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post #2 of 25
If you go to culinarystencils.com, they have a video on using stencils with royal icing. I think the icing has to be quite thick in order for it not to run into itself.
post #3 of 25
I've only used royal icing to stencil my cookies.

I like to use a consistency of natural peanut butter. This works pretty well for me.
post #4 of 25
and you make gorgeous stencil cookies!
post #5 of 25
I've used both, and i prefer the look you get from Royal Icing. I use a spackle knife (just for this purpose, of course) that I got from Home Depot. You scoop some royal icing on the tip, and brush it diagonally across the cookie from upper left to bottom right. Repeat, from lower left to top right. Scrape of the excess, and remove the stencil, lifting straight up.

When you use royal icing, you do have to be careful to wipe the excess royal off the stencil between cookies, or it'll get where you don't want it on the next cookie.
post #6 of 25
Cupcake envy on you tube has a good video of how to apply a stencil. She does it onto fondant, but it still shows you how to do it.
post #7 of 25
i just saw that clip and it looks like she uses a looser RI. i don't know how she gets it not to run.
post #8 of 25
Cookiemookie, do you make your own stencils?
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post #9 of 25
I use RI on my stenciled cookies also, about the consistency of thin frosting. Peanut butter consistency would be too thick for the size of stencils I use on cookies.
post #10 of 25
I've used royal to stencil on my cookies too - both onto fondant and royal bases. I use a think RI, sort of the consistency of marshmallow fluff, I think...

I think the only pictures I have posted of stenciled cookies are the teacups and the most recent clothes cookies (the sweaters).
post #11 of 25
I've never used stencils but just watched cupcake envy on you tube. She puts it on the fondant before the fondant has been put on the cookie. Can't you just put it on after the fondant has already been put on the cookie?
post #12 of 25
cookiemookie-LOVELY cookies!!! Where do you get your stencils from?
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post #13 of 25
Does anyone have any tips on keeping the stencils from moving on the cookie when you are applying the frosting?
post #14 of 25
hold on tightly and be a contortionist icon_lol.gif
post #15 of 25
I try to use just one finger to hold it down and use as few strokes as possible while still getting complete coverage.

I plan my route before I actually do it.

Also having the right consistency of your icing helps tremendously! Once you start spreading it should act as a glue of sorts. I also try to only go over the pattern once and in one direction, any more and it gets messy. I also .

Good luck, it does take practice. Try practicing on parchment paper first.
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