Cake Stencils

My decorating skills do not extend to cakes. Slathering store-bought frosting and sprinkling M&Ms on a Devils Food is about as far as my confectionery brilliance goes. But today is a new day, and Martha Stewart’s cake stencils are going to save my pastries. Lay this stencil on top of a plain circular cake and just sprinkle powdered sugar to get these sweet designs. Very clever.

Birthday Cake Stencils, $15; the Martha Stewart Collection exclusively at