I bought a stencil very similar to that one at Michael's. Hobby Lobby sells the same one...I think I paid about $5. I haven't used it yet so I don't have a picture to post but it's put out by "Americana" and is called the "spiral scroll". Stencil Ease sells the same thing for a higher price:
the only problem is that the design is a smidgeon over 5" wide so you have to bake a really tall cake to make it work. My cakes are about 4 to 5 inches tall depending on the recipe (and I tort my cakes).
Thank you so much southerncross...We don't have a hobbylobby here but I'll check Michaels...If I don't find it, I will buy it from the link you sent...My cakes are normally 4 inches high..I think I will put it on a cake pan to raise it a bit and then use the stencil...thanks once again!