Stenciled Teapot Cookies

Monday, March 10, 2014

During the fall with football season, I could not even think about taking on orders from clients, so I “closed up shop." I was not happy about all...but it was the right thing to do at the time. However, I am now finding that I have more free time and I am able to take on orders again.

These adorable cookies were for a client’s daughter’s first birthday party. It was a tea party theme and I was given a photo of the invite (in the shape of a teapot) and saw that it had this beautiful floral design on it. A light bulb went off in my head (bing!) and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to give cookie stenciling a try and see if I could achieve the same floral design on the cookies.

Here is what you will need to make these adorable stenciled teapots:
-a cookie sheet
- parchment paper
-small magnets (4-8 depending on the size/thickness of the cookie)
-food color spray or airbrush & food color

First, start by outlining the cookies with piping consistency icing, then flood with thinned out royal icing (should be the consistency of syrup). Allow the cookies to dry completely.

Once the cookies are dry, flip over a cookie sheet to the back side and cover with parchment paper. Place a cookie onto the parchment paper and outline with 4 or more magnets around it.

Carefully lay the stencil over the top of the cookie and add the other magnets over the top, making sure that the stencil is pulled tightly within the magnets. This stencil is one of Martha Stewart's that I picked up at Michael's because the design was almost spot on with the invitation, but you can buy cookie specific ones on-line or possibly at your local cake shop.

Take the food color spray or airbrush and lightly mist the cookie until desired coverage is achieved. It is kind of like spray painting; lighter, multiple coats are better than one thick coat. I own an airbrush, but decided to use the food color spray out of ease and to show that you can stencil cookies even if you do not own an airbrush. 

Carefully take off the magnets and pull the stencil straight up to remove (try not to move it too much side to side as it can smear the design).

Allow stencil design to dry before adding any finishing details. After an hour or so, the cookies should be dry to the touch. To finish the cookie design you will need:

With an edible marker (any color will work), draw the top and bottom of the teapot.

Using a small star tip, add a shell boarder directly over the lines and immediately add the sugar pearls with tweezers in-between each shells before the royal icing dries.

To finish, use a #2 round tip to add the initial of the birthday girl or add a decorative detail to the center such as some royal icing roses, a monogram, etc. Don't forget to add the nob on the tea pot lid!

“Yes, that's it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it's always tea time.” 
― Lewis CarrollAlice in Wonderland

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