Cupcake stencils are a great method for applying a creative and professional-looking design on a plain cupcake. In addition to adding an elegant appearance, the application of the design is incredibly simple.

Simply find a cupcake stencil online that you can print off or take the time to make your own personalized design. Next place the stencil directly on top of the plain cupcake and lightly sprinkle sugar over the stencil. This can also be applied of a flat layer of frosting. Not to mention, colored sugars can add an extra flair to the design.

With the winter holidays on the horizon, stencils are perfect for creating intricate snowflake designs and other winter themes.