"Hello, are you there? Are you ready to spread royal icing on me or spray me with airbrush coloring yet?"
Wait . . . what are you thinking? No, don’t be ridiculous, that's not me talking! It's my new stencil set - "Fall is Calling" - urging you to give it a try! Though once you see it in all of its autumn glory, I doubt you'll need much prodding!
Ready for the big reveal?! Yes?! Well then, here it is!
As always, I'm releasing a few brand new things, along with reminding you of a past best-seller that's wonderful for fall cookies too. First, the new things:
- Fall is Calling Dynamic Duos™ Background Set (upper left),
- Fall is Calling Dynamic Duos™ Message and Frame Set (combined with the Duos™ background set; upper right),
- My partner Confection Couture's Woodland Walk Accent Stencil (lower right), and, for that reminder . . .
- Fall Foliage Prettier Plaques™ Set (one of my all-time favorite fall releases from a couple of years ago).
So sorry, my logo in the picture above covers some of the stencil designed by my partner. It's too darn pretty to be covered at all, so here it is fully exposed in all of its fall splendor:
Now, as you may or may not know, I have a Stencil of the Month Club, whose members get specially curated stencil bundles each month at significant savings. It's definitely worth checking out if you do any amount of stenciling, and it's sure to get you stenciling even more! Here's what Stencil of the Month Clubbers are getting in their mailboxes right about now:
This specially curated bundle is worth $22.99, but Club members get it for only $14.99! Plus, they also get 15% off anything else on the Confection Couture site as long as their membership stays in effect! I told you the savings were good, didn't I? Anywho, if you're so inclined, you can read more about Club membership and sign up here. I hope you do!
Let's move on to talk about the background set - what's in it and how you might use it. I'll be showing you just a few examples of it in action. However, the options are many, and, as we all know, more designs equal more value!
The simplest of all ways to use this set is to just lay down the background piece, and then spray away! Below, I used a white cookie with AmeriMist Avocado (ferns), AmeriMist Sunset Orange and Super Red (leaves and mushroom tops), and Chefmaster Harvest Brown (for the tree, mushroom stems, and shading within the tree trunk and along the cookie edges).
And here's a close-up.
In the two cookies below, I used the squirrel mask atop the background piece and ended up with this charming variation . . .
In this case, after stenciling the squirrel with dark brown, I filled its body with gold by setting the squirrel shading stencil on top and spraying inside it with a custom mix of AmeriMist Lemon Yellow and Chefmaster Harvest Brown. (Note: Since the tree trunk doesn't have a corresponding shading stencil, it was filled by spraying freehand using a light touch of Harvest Brown.)
Of course, you could do similar variations by using the owl or the tree stump masks and shading stencils. In fact, you'll see some of these elements used in the cookies shown below.
But, before we get to those pictures, let's explore the complementary message and frame set . . .
With these additional seven pieces in hand, you can make so many more designs! Here are a handful of the wonderful woodland possibilities, all with various framed sentiments:
In the photo above, the message and frame were stenciled directly on the cookie, whereas, in the remaining photos below, both the framed messages and the animals (from the background set) were turned into fondant appliqués.
I love how the fondant pieces add a little extra depth and dimension. I also love setting a fall table, so here's that same cookie with a little more of my décor in view!
And, last but not least, nothing says "hello fall" quite like a cute little owl!
I hope you've enjoyed this month's release. I look forward to seeing what you create with these sets, so don't forget to share!
- To purchase my Dynamic Duos™ sets, click here.
- To join my Stencil of the Month Club, click here.
- To see my entire stencil line, including my Prettier Plaques™ sets, click here.
- To view my videos that show how to create layered looks with my stencil sets, click here.
If you have any technical questions about these stencils, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below. Please, however, direct all ordering and Club questions to my stencil partner, Confection Couture Stencils, at email@example.com. Thank you!