Decorated Hydrangea Cookies

How to make beautiful hydrangea cookies.

I had never seen hydrangeas before moving to Virginia at age seventeen, but the instant I laid eyes on those beautiful, colorful blooms, I fell forever in love. Now that I'm back home in Texas, "real" hydrangeas aren't a possibility, but for years I have dreamed of enjoying them again. So, I made my own hydrangeas, cookie-style. Many people believe that you need to own an airbrush system to create cookies like these, but that simply isn't … [Read more...]

Easy Decorated Burlap Cookies

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To most people, these probably look like burlap Easter bunny cookies.  But when I look at them, I see so much more.  I see victory! Seriously though, I've been experimenting with decorated cookies that look like burlap for years now.  I've piped them (total hand-killer), tried stencil after stencil, and even toyed with using actual burlap, but none of these methods produced the effect I had in mind. Then, after about four years of thinking, … [Read more...]

How to Take Apart and Clean Your Airbrush

Airbrush Parts

My relationship with my airbrush has not always been an easy one.  My first attempt went well, but after that it was all downhill.  A few years and several guns later, I'm finally have a better understanding of how my machine works, and what went wrong all the times before. Most of my beginner airbrushing woes were the result of two things, the improper care and cleaning of my equipment, and not being able to reassemble a gun once I had taken … [Read more...]

How to Airbrush Cookies with White Gel Color {Guest Post}

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When using an airbrush to decorate cookies, the most typical approach is to apply a darker color over a lighter base.  Until recently, creating the opposite effect (white over a dark base) was limited to white icing, or disappointingly translucent bright white airbrush color. I don't know about you, but this has always left me feeling a bit limited when it came to certain cookie designs.  You can imagine how excited I when I scrolled though my … [Read more...]

Gerbera Daisy Cookies

Gerber Daisy Cookies

I love the look of airbrushed cookies, but I always get a little nervous when it's time to break out my machine.  So, today I've asked two of my favorite airbrushers (that IS a word) Laurie and Jeanette of SugarBliss Cookies to demonstrate how they create their beautiful gerbera daisy cookies and give a few tips on making airbrushing easier for those who are airbush-impaired (like me). Hello again! Laurie and Jeanette here from SugarBliss … [Read more...]

Easy Bandana Print Cookies

Decorated Bandana Cookie

Until recently, bandana print cookies were quite a project.  But now, thanks to the stencil revolution, you can make gorgeous bandana cookies in a fraction of the time. To make these cookies you will need: Paisley cookie stencil Red piping and flood icing Black airbrush color White piping icing Begin by outlining and flooding the cookie as pictured below.  Let dry. When the base is completely dry, place the stencil securely … [Read more...]

Basketball Goal Cookies

Decorated Basketball Goal Cookie

Growing up, basketball was one of my least favorite pastimes.  As an adult the sentiment didn't change much.  As a matter of fact, the only thing I really like about basketball is decorating basketball-themed cookies.  So, this is what I do while my husband watches the game. I made my basketball goal cookies with various skull cutters and a random snowman, which you may already own.  If not, skull cutters can be found in most online cookie … [Read more...]

Accenting Cookies with Stamps and Airbrushing {Guest Post}

Stamped Bee Cookies

Until recently, decorated cookies were often limited to basic royal icing, fondant, or glaze.  Fortunately, in the last few years there has been an explosion of techniques that add detail and dimension to a cookie design .  Follow along as one of my favorite decorators, Christine Shen, of Sugar Cravings, demonstrates how she uses stamps and airbrushing to add another layer of detail to her beautiful cookie designs. Hi Everyone!  I'm Christine … [Read more...]

Decorated Basketball Cookies

Perfect Basketball Cookies

Since the beginning of the NBA playoffs there's been a lot of basketball watching at my house. I'm not much of a fan so I've had to find other ways to entertain myself while my husband monopolizes the TV.  I bet you'll never guess what I decided to do. I don't usually get excited about basketball cookies, but ever since spotting Jill FCS's brilliant football cookie design I've been dying to try this technique.  I love how one simple detail can … [Read more...]

Decorated Latte Cookies

Decorated Latte Cookie

With a polar blast that just won't let, up you may need something to keep you warm and occupied through the cold days ahead.  These simple latte cookies are the perfect project for a cold winter day! I  used two different cutters to make these favor-sized latte cookies...Wilton's Comfort Grip Frankenstein and skull, which can be purchased here and here. If you prefer smaller cookies, there are several cutters {like this one} that w0uld make … [Read more...]