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   Decorate plates with edible stencil images Posted by Jo 
March 20, 2012 
Jo
 

I was trying to come up with new ideas on how to use my stencil collection. I love stencils as they are but I also love to do something out of the ordinary with everyday crafting tools. This past weekend, I used my stencils to create cute patterns on the bread plates for my aunt’s birthday dinner. Take a look!

I started with some butter at room temperature, a bread/salad plate, and DecoArt’s Gloss Enamels adhesive stencils. It’s very important that the stencils are already adhesive-backed so that they stay firmly in place while you spread the butter without you having to add any toxic adhesive sprays.

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Place your stencil where you want on the plate and smear on a thick coating of butter.

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Then remove the stencil. That’s it! For the second line on the other side of the plate, I didn’t even wash the stencil or add  more butter. I just smushed the butter that was already on there into the stencil holes. I could easily have done this on all four sides of the plate.

food stencils

I had such fun that I decided to add another stencil to the middle for a different look. How gourmet would you look if your guests sat down to a place setting with this on top?

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But wait! There’s more! I started getting carried away. The stencil even worked directly on my slice of bread!

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And the possibilities are endless. This is ketchup in the middle of this plate. I imagine chocolate sauce would work well too but I had to stop playing around since my guests were about to arrive!

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3 comments so far:

  1. Marlene said: (March 20th, 2012 at 11:57 am)

    omg LOL that is awesome! I never would have thought to do that!!!

  2. HawaiianLibrarian said: (March 20th, 2012 at 6:38 pm)

    Way too much fun! Love playing with my food! Mahalo for sharing.

  3. Carrie said: (March 22nd, 2012 at 8:23 pm)

    LOVE this SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!

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