What are most people using to make their handcut templates? I have always used a thin cardboard, but they always look so ragged that I have mostly given up on making my own templates. I see so many great cookies on here that use them though and would really like to know what people are using.
Thanks for any help you can give, Heather
I use quilters template plastic. works great.
My husband buys a lot of booze gift sets around the holidays, and almost all of them have plastic "windows". I recycle the plastic as templates!
I use the stencil-like plastic. I know others wrap their cardboard with plastic wrap.
I laminate my drawing or picture, then cut it out. I use a very sharp knife and carefully cut out the shapes, pressing in any jagged edges as needed -- it works just fine!
Ditto on the laminated pictures, you can use that as a guide for decorating the cookie after you have baked them as well
I use the template plastic from Joann's found in the quilting section. It comes in two weights and I use the lighter of the two. I use a sharpie marker to oultine and when I cut it, I leave some of the marking there to follow the line. It washes and stores easily.