I’m getting ready for the 4th starting with the front door. Last year I used my Sharpie paint pen to write a quick message on my glass front door and it has been all over Pinterest. I wanted to do it again and this time my house has a fresh coat of white paint so I think it looks even better! I took this same design and made a stencil to decorate a pan of brownies.
Using the same idea as the design on the front door I made a stencil. Once I cut the pattern out I realized I could use both the cut out pieces and the stencil for two pans. I simply drew the design onto a piece of paper the same size as a brownie pan and then cut it out using a small scissors with a pointed tip. I baked the brownies in two pans, one a 9 x 9 and the other an 8 x 8 pan, both lined with parchment so that I could easily get them out of the pans without breaking them. I let them cool for about an hour and then set the stencil and the pieces on top of each brownie and simply dusted them with powdered sugar. I used a small mesh strainer and tapped it lightly.
As you can see it’s a very rough design and yet somehow when placed on a pan of brownies and lightly dusted with confectioners sugar, it just turns out. Well, I think so anyway and my son and about seven of his friends devoured them. Although not all of the boys would eat the ice cream I supplied. I find living in Connecticut, we may only be 45 minutes from Yankee Stadium, but there are a lot of Boston fans in this area too!