Unlock their heart this Valentine’s Day with a key made out of royal icing. ConfectionCoutureStencils.com has the perfect cookies stencils for a crush, secret admirer, or any of your valentines. In this quick tutorial we demonstrate how to use some of these two-color designs with royal icing. All of the royal icing used in this demonstration has been colored using Amerimist Airbrush Food Coloring. All the tools used here are found on our website and listed below!
- Key to My Heart Cookie Stencil
- Heart Shaped Lock Cookie Stencil
- Scrabble Love Cookie Stencil
- Tapered Baker's Spatula
- Amerimist Airbrush Food Coloring
- Cookie Magnets
For starters you will want to make sure that you are working with a magnetic cookie sheet. While not totally necessary it will help you secure the cookie stencils with cookie magnets. Place a few stacks of 2-3 cookie magnets strategically around the cookie to hold the stencil with. Line up the stencil design and place a final magnet on each stack to hold the stencil in place.
Next you will want to take your tapered baker’s spatula and spread a good amount of icing through the stencil design onto the cookie. Spread the icing as smoothly as possible. You want to be able to do this in one fluid motion to coat the entire design. It doesn’t hurt to touch it up if you missed any spots!
The last step is to remove the top cookie magnet holding the stencil in place, lift off the cookie stencil, and set the cookie aside for the royal icing to dry. You can repeat this process for as many cookies as you would like in this design and color. If you want to switch colors, rinse off the stencil in hot water and dab dry with paper towel before continuing. Once the royal icing is dry the cookie will be ready for a second coat to get their details.
By following these steps, the process is quick and easy as you move on from one design to the next. Keep in mind that you will want to set aside the cookie before doing any of the details. This gives the royal icing you are stenciling on top of a chance to dry.
When it is time to stencil the second layer of detail is when you really get to have fun. Try mixing up the colors to make your cookies stand out. Lay the cookie stencil over the cookie just as before with the magnets holding the design in place. Take a little royal icing in your next color and spread it through the details.
Before long, you will have a whole batch of multicolored cookies in an assortment for Valentine’s day. Show off your creativity and baking skills to your loved ones using stencils from ConfectionCoutureStencils.com to decorate! No Valentine’s Day goodie bag is complete without a homemade dessert. These Key to my heart cookie stencils are quick and easy to use. Check out the video below for a step-by-step demonstration!
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