Powdered Sugar Stencil…Easy cake decorating!

I LOVE to bake, but sometimes I don’t have the time or energy to make frosting from scratch. Here is a super easy alternative. Make a powdered sugar stencil! This can be used for any holiday or theme!

Supplies Needed:
- One 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper (any color/any design as we will cut our image!)
- Scissors
- Powdered Sugar (in a shaker!)
- Baked item (my photo features a St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake! recipe below!)

STEP ONE:
take your sheet of paper and fold it in half length wise.

STEP TWO:
arrange the paper, so the opening is on the left side. The seam should be on the right.

STEP THREE:
Begin to cut your shape. Just remember when you are looking down at the rectangle paper, you are cutting out half of your shape. This will help you keep your shape/stencil in proportion.

STEP FOUR:
You will be left with two pieces of paper. Your shape and then the stencil (outline). Take the stencil and flatten it out. Then, place on top of the dessert.

STEP FIVE:
Time for the fun part! I use a powdered sugar shaker. I have twins and they always want to sugar their own waffles. The shaker limits the amount of sweetness vs. using a spoon. Another great tip is to start at the top of the stencil and work your way down to the bottom. I shake in one hand and hold the stencil down as I go. Shake! Shake! Shake!

STEP SIX:
STOP! Be careful removing the stencil. You don’t want the extra powdered sugar ruining your hard work!

STEP SEVEN:
Yay, you!!! Simplicity at it’s finest!

You could even use this technique on store bought brownies, cheesecake, pumpkin bread…anything your heart desires! Guests will be in awe! Add a decorative cake plate and it won’t even cross your guests’ minds the dessert was store bought!

SHAPE IDEAS:
Star
Birthday Cake
Snowflake
Heart
Four Leaf Clover
Easter Egg
Spell out words (I “heart” U)

There are oodles of Gooey Butter Cake recipe’s, but here is my favorite! It just happens to be Paula Deen’s recipe. Paula Deen + butter = HEAVEN under the Gateway Arch!

CAKE:
One 18.5 ounce package of yellow cake mix
1 Egg
8 tablespoons of butter, melted. (one stick!)

FILLING:
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 16-ounce box powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together.

Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well. Spread over cake batter and bake for 45minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE! This cake center should be a little gooey.

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