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Wedding cookies that use multipiece stencils.

Live tutorial replay! All about layering and using multi piece stencils.


Hillary Ramos

The countess herself 👑

Stencil Your Way to Stunning Cookies: Elevate Your Baking Game with Stenciling Magic!

Sugar cookies decorated for a wedding.

Have you ever seen a beautifully decorated cookie and wondered how it was made? The answer may lie in multi piece stencils or layering stencils. Last week, I had a blast decorating with these techniques during a live tutorial. Using a variety of stencils, we explored how to use both airbrush and royal icing to create stunning designs that will make your cookies stand out from the rest.

With multi piece stencils, you can create intricate designs that would be difficult to achieve with a single stencil, or by piping.  By layering different stencil pieces, you can build up your design and add depth and dimension to your cookies. And with the right tools and techniques, you can use both airbrush and royal icing to achieve stunning results.

If you're interested in learning more about how to use multi piece stencils and layering stencils to elevate your cookie decorating game, I encourage you to watch my tutorial. With step-by-step instructions and helpful tips, you'll be on your way to creating stunning, professional-looking cookies in no time! Not gonna lie ;) This is a long tutorial, so settle in with a cup of tea or glass of wine, we have lots of info to go over!! 

When creating this wedding set of cookies, i utilized some of the royal icing flowers that Sarah had made in her live tutorial the previous day. To watch her video and learn just how easy royal icing flowers can be, click here. Royal icing flowers are also fabulous to decorate with because you can make them ahead of time! Just store in airtight containers. I also premixed a custom pale blue to use as the main color of my cookie palette. By mixing our Whipped White and No Nonsense Navy airbrush colors, I achieved a beautiful soft, sky blue. We sell these handy flip top bottles you can use for mixing, and then saving, your custom colors in. Tip: Mix a little more than you think you will need. It may be hard to exactly match the color if you have to go back and make more. You can always save this new color as well. 

I cover a lot of techniques and tips in this video.  But I want to highlight a few of the key ones.


👑 When using multipiece stencils, always remember that the crown tab should be at the top right of the stencil. our 2 or 3 piece stencils are designed to line up perfectly this way.   

Airbrushing an Easter egg cookie.

👑 When you are done with layer one of a multipiece stencil, and you need to put the cookie aside to dry, make sure you know which way is "up" on the cookie. This way you can easily line up the second piece of the stencil when you come back to the cookie. 

Airbrushing an Easter egg cookie.

👑 Using our Magic Stencil Screen is a life saver when it comes to getting crisp edges to  airbrushing stencils. Especially those finicky stripes!  

Airbrushing an Easter egg cookie.

👑 If you are airbrushing a stencil that has very small openings, be precise with the aim of your airbrush. You can achieve this by coming closer to the stencil. Notice how in this picture there is not green color over the entire stencil, just the areas where I aimed for the design openings.  

Airbrushing an Easter egg cookie.

👑 When you are working with a stencil that has lots of openings, and those openings go past the edge of your stencil, don't be worried if your icing goes over the edge of the cookie. You will need to do this in order to fill in the design to the edge.  

Airbrushing an Easter egg cookie.

👑 When you have removed the stencil, simply use a boo boo stick, or scribe to remove any of the icing that hangs over the edge of the cookie.

Airbrushing an Easter egg cookie.

If you're in the market for an airbrush system, look no further than the Royale Max airbrush system from The Cookie Countess. This innovative airbrush system has been designed from the ground up to be the most powerful airbrush system available in a quiet and compact package. The team at The Cookie Countess has truly outdone themselves with this system.

One of the standout features of the Royale Max is its two integrated airbrush gun holders, which allow you to quickly and easily swap between colors and additional guns. This feature alone can save you a lot of time and hassle, especially when working on multiple cookie projects.

Another great feature of the Royale Max is its quick connect capabilities. This feature allows you to quickly and easily attach and detach the airbrush gun from the system, and swap out guns, which can also save you time and reduce the risk of spills or messes.

But that's not all - The Cookie Countess has now bundled the airbrush system with a 12-pack of .75oz essential airbrush colors and a Magic Stencil Screen, all for the same price as the airbrush system alone. This is an incredible value that will allow you to get started right away with airbrushing and stenciling on your cookies.

So if you're looking for a powerful, yet compact and quiet airbrush system that is easy to use and comes with all the essential accessories, look no further than the Royale Max from The Cookie Countess.

We hope you're feeling inspired and ready to create some seriously amazing cookie designs!

At The Cookie Countess, we're passionate about helping you unleash your creativity and achieve your wildest decorating dreams. That's why we've got a whole range of resources on our website, including live replays and videos covering everything from the basics to the most advanced stenciling and airbrushing techniques... and of course a wide variety of great products and tools to help you out.

But we don't want to stop there - we want to hear from you, too! Got any ideas for future tutorials you would like to see? Any particular designs or techniques you're itching to try out? Don't be shy - let us know in the comments below!

And of course, don't forget to show off your own amazing creations using the hashtag #thecookiecountess! We can't wait to see the incredible designs you come up with. Keep on decorating, friends!

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