What you’ll need:
1. Baked sugar cookies (if stenciling on a cookie)
2. Royal Icing or Fondant (see our recipes)
3. Food Color (our Americolor Gels are great to work with)
4. Stencil of your choice
5. Sponge Brush or Air Brush Machine
1 | Either naked or top-coated cookies (with royal icing or fondant) may be stenciled, but it you choose the latter, make sure the Royal Icing top coats have dried to the point of being quite hard (ideally overnight).
2 | If using fondant, use the cookie cutter to cut the same size of fondant and place on the cookie.
Thin the color gel paste with alcohol (I like vanilla vodka) or clear extract. The alcohol will dry the stencil quicker. Dab the brush in the color and use a paper towel to dab excess. You don't need it saturated.