Handcut Templates

Baking By giraffe11 Updated 11 Nov 2008 , 11:24am by TracyLH

giraffe11 Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 4:10am
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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

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shadowgypsie Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 4:33am
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I use quilters template plastic. works great.

GeminiRJ Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 12:56pm
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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!

yankeegal Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 1:52pm
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I use the stencil-like plastic. I know others wrap their cardboard with plastic wrap.

dlinnane Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 2:03pm
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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!

Ursula40 Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 2:05pm
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Ditto on the laminated pictures, you can use that as a guide for decorating the cookie after you have baked them as well

TracyLH Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 11:24am
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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.

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