Creative Ideas for Hot Drinks and Food Decoration, Food Stencils and Templates
Food stenciling is easy, although it takes a bit of practice to be able to create perfect designs in mugs and cups and decorate your hot drinks in elegant and impressive style. You can use fresh milk or soluble milk, a traditional espresso machine or a vending machine, food stencils make your coffee and chocolate drinks look fabulous.
If you are using a vending machine that does everything for you, just set the machine up so that the drink stops just below the rim. If you tap the cup on the counter some of the larger bubble disappear to form a smoother foam. Rest the stencil on top of the cup and sprinkle away, creating amazing designs that will delight you and your guests.
If you are using a traditional machine, froth the milk to make a fine bubbled foam. Pour the milk into the cup so that it stops just beneath the level of the cup. Rest the stencil on the rim and sprinkle away, adding an artistic touch to your coffee or hot chocolate. If you then want the foam to rise above the rim you can now pour in an bit more milk at the side.
Drink decoration with stencils
Coffee and Cappuccino stencils and templates turn drinks into fantastic treats adding unique food design to drinks and improving their appearance. Stencils and templates offer simple and creative food decoration ideas that are ideal for decorating your cappuccino.
How to make stencils for food decoration
Buy or make your own original stencils for food decoration expressing your personality. For handmade food stencils draw the design on a piece of paper, then place a plastic lid on top of it. With a hobby knife cut through the plastic, tracing along the template design underneath. Making many small cuts on top of each will make this task easier.
Lay the stencil on top of your mug or cup with hot drink and sprinkle with cinnamon or cocoa. Dust the powder through a sieve or strainer to make a very fine layer.
You can make templates with symbols, meaningful words or numbers, and use the stenciling technique for decorating drinks and any food, from soups to cakes, cookies and cupcakes.
by Ena Russ
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