Anywhere margerine is applied before toasting leaves a void afterwards.
Inspired by this instructable I wanted to do something with a similar result without the need for potentially dangerous modifications to toasters.
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Step 1: Materials
- white bread (gives better contrast than brown)
- margerine (I've not tried butter yet, spray oil is rubbish!)
- a pencil
- a knife for spreading
- a knife/scissors for cutting
- various other drawing implements (cutting mat, protractors, compasses, rulers, stencils as you see fit)
Step 2: Proof of concept...
I found that margerine with white bread gives a very nice clear line. I also tried brown bread which didn't work out very well since the contrast wasn't so good.
Olive oil spray which I thought might be applied easier didn't give such a good picture (or taste) since it was harder to apply it as thickly and the spray ran under the stencil once applied, losing edge detail.
Step 3: Making a stencil
Any shape that hasn't got too much detail works well. I would advise starting with a circle and square or two and then branching out to flowers, hearts, popular icons or anything you can think of that isn't toooooo detailed.
I started out with Pacman and his friendly ghosts before my housemate turned up and liked the idea of a sun. He's a simple yet recognisable shape and so easy to do!