The first time I made it, there were stencils for the angel and star cookies. Now it says use a cookie cutter. I'm sure I can't find one that big. What do you use?
I have made this cake several times since it was first published. The end result looked just like the picture. It is a lot of work but ever element is delicious on its own and wonderful together. If you want a very good, very impressive dessert for your Christmas gathering, this is it.