Cookie Cutters as Cake Decorating Stencils

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

By Melinda Page and Ashley Tate
Cake decorated using cookie cuttersBeatriz da Costa

To stencil designs on frosted or unfrosted cakes, place cookie cutters on top and fill with sprinkles, powdered sugar, or cocoa powder. (Warning: This technique may convince guests you've taken a master class in cake decorating.)

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