So if you follow me on Facebook (and if you don’t, you should at www.facebook.com/illustriousconfections ) you’ve probably seen I’ve purchased some new “cookie toys” recently. One of said toys is a Duff Airbrush.
I had been looking at airbrushes for awhile, and contemplating on what to get. I thought I was set on the Pegasus, but then I did some more research and found that for what I was intending to do with it the Duff would meet my needs, and the plus being they are sold at Michaels so I could get it right away. The impatient factor wins again – gimme, gimme, gimme NOW!!
Of course I wanted to play with it right away when I got it home, like any kid would; however I didn’t have any cookies flooded and ready and I had read that it’s good to practice on parchment paper first. I had a couple stencils and thought I would play around a little. It was fun but I couldn’t wait to try it out on an actual cookie. My friend, Shari was in need of some cookies for a party she was having which had a snowman on the invitiation. So we came up with snowman and snowflake cookies to go with her theme.
I did not have time to purchase a snowflake stencil online so my next option was to make my own. I outlined the cutter on cardstock and the drew a snowflake design on it, lastly using an X-Acto knife I cut out the template. I then held the template over the cookie which had already been flooded with white icing and had time to dry. I sprayed the template with a blue airbrush color. For the first time using the airbrush on a cookie I was pleased with the results.
On the snowman cookies I used 20 second flood icing in an electric green to pipe hats on the snowman. (note the snowman on the invitiation had green hats with a blue band, hence the color choices ) Once those were set I used a green airbrush color to provide some shading to the brim of the hat and the side. This was a little more free form, and of course trickier. But it was fun trying and it will definetly take me some practice.
Shine Bright and Stay Sweet!