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Fall DIY: Stencil Holiday Cupcakes


Whether it’s for Thanksgiving, a pot luck at the office, or your child needs to bring in some treats to school, these stenciled cupcakes are easy to make and festive for any occasion! Our tutorial uses a stencil from our Fall collection, however, any allover pattern from our furniture sized stencil collection will have the same effect!

Steps for Stenciling a Cupcake



  • Cupcakes: These need to be without frosting or any kind of topping. You can buy them or bake them yourself.
  • Fondant: This is the same as the cupcakes. You can buy the fondant or prepare it yourself. If you chose to buy it, you can find it pre-colored or white and color it yourself using icing color.
  • Fondant Rolling Pin
  • Powdered sugar
  • Circular Cookie cutters
  • Food color spray
  • Icing color
  • Wax paper
  • Stencil: Baby Bloomers Stencil
  • Decorative accents for final touch.

Step 1: Grab a handful size piece of colored fondant and use your Fondant Rolling Pin to expand the fondant. You will want to keep adding powder sugar through the whole process to prevent if from sticking to your hands, the roller, or your working surface. Note: in this case we added a few drops of copper icing color to our fondant mix and blended in to achieve the desired color. 


Step 2: Place you stencil on top of your previously extended fondant, and use your finger tips to apply light pressure, and keep it from moving around.


Step 3: Gently use your Fondant Rolling Pin again to imprint the stencil design into the fondant. Don’t forget to keep adding powder sugar through the whole process too.


Step 4: Grab your food color spray and mist over your stencil. Shake well before using it. Remove stencil and allow to dry. A couple of minutes or less will do it.


Step 5: Use a round cookie cutter to cut the fondant and remove any excess.



Step 6: Use the circle of fondant to cover your cupcake. Apply light pressure to the edges.


Step 7: Use a decorative toothpick or tie a pretty ribbon to finish your cupcakes.


We repurposed our Baby Bloomer stencils by stenciling it again on a decorative napkin and a cute decorative gift tag. Want to do the same? Great! The tutorial for stenciling the napkin is below. You can use the same methodology for the gift tag. The paint we applied for that project is Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint.


Steps for Stenciling a Decorative Napkin 



Step 1: Place one of the three stencil designs on one corner of the napkin. After you offload excess paint on a paper towel, stencil in a light swirling motion using a 1 ½” stencil brush and Antibes Green Chalk Paint.


Step 2: Before stenciling the 2nd and 3rd bloomer stencils, place the shield over your stenciled flower. This allows you to layer the other two designs on top of each other.


Step 3: To add some visual interest for the other two stencils, we have mixed the Antibes Green Chalk Paint and 1/4 parts of Greek Blue Chalk Paint to create a darker shade of green and for a lighter shade of green, we mixed 1 part of Antibes Green Chalk Paint with ¼ parts Old White Chalk Paint.

_MG_7509-copyThis stencil project was just too tempting… it was impossible for us to resist!!

_MG_7518-copyWant some more Fall-themed DIY fun? See what ideas we’re thankful for our Fall /Thanksgiving Stencil Collection as well as our Fall Festivities page on Paint + Pattern!

We can’t wait to see your Fall stencil projects! Email us at projects@royaldesignstudio.com or tag us on Instagram with #royaldesignstudio.

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