I have to match a modern baby bedding pattern for a cake next month and saw someone use a stencil of a pattern just like it on a cake in the gallery here. How or where do I get one made? How expensive are they generally? Can I buy the stencil material myself and make one ?
I bought some transparency sheets and a stencil burner (Michael's) to make my own. You can use acetate for the stencil material. The prices really vary on stencils but designerstencils.com has a great variety.
I also made my own with the blank stencil sheets and an exacto knife to cut/trace out the design.
But, then mine was just a simple bare branch, so it wasn't horribly intricate.
I am not sure of what type of stencil you are looking for, but I made my own stencil for scrollwork with a glass frame and royal icing. Cheap and easy. It's the green and white cake in my pics. You just pipe the design you want and let it dry, then press into the cake after it has crusted, then pipe with icing over the design. Good Luck!
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edited to add, you can use any stencil pattern found in hobby stores, etc.