I hope you have not been throwing away the extra stencil material if you are cutting stencils from the 9 x 12 sheets. Nothing needs to go to waste! We can use the left over for more stencils!
Not everyone likes to use a square stencil. Maybe you prefer a circle stencil for your cookies or you don’t have a Stencil Genie. If you don’t have one and you are curious, click HERE to see a video from Flour Box Bakery to see how they work. I love mine, but if you don’t have one, you can still use a stencil!
As an added bonus, circle stencils can also be used on cupcakes. Watch a video of a stencil used on cupcakes with fondant HERE and a video of stenciled Oreos HERE. You can also stencil meringues, chocolates, petit fours, and lots of other confectionery items.
Here is an example of circle stencils with monogram letters. I left the original letter above the stencil to show you where the letters are bridged. I used a free font from Font Bundles called Red Mist. It is free this week, so grab it! They have lots of great commercial use freebies! Click HERE to see more.
Oops! Thank goodness it’s easy to fix!
I showed you how to bridge letters in this TUTORIAL. This letter C shows you how I made a bridge using a circle that I resized into an oval. Sometimes rectangles are just too square and bridges made with ovals look better.
Here are the stencil frames with shapes. Maybe you know a pre-school or kindergarten student who needs The Kissing Hand cookies? I taught pre-school and kindergarten for many years and this is one of my favorite stories for the beginning of the school year!
An apple, stem, and leaf.
Here is a blue ribbon and a star…I have a million ideas for stencils!!
**Keep in mind that if you use a two part stencil like the ones above, you will need to airbrush the bottom layer and scrape royal icing over the second layer for dimension(the hand and heart or blue ribbon with the star) or airbrush both layers(the apple and the stem and leaf). If I had more time, I would make cookies to demo, but I don’t! There are tons of great tutorials out there though. THE COOKIE COUNTESS is excellent and she also has terrific stencils in her shop!
Click HERE to download the FREE circle stencil frames and the circle stencils with shapes as pictured above.
**If you have Cricut Access, there is no charge for the images used in the stencils. If you do not have a Cricut Access subscription, you will need to buy the images before you can cut.