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EASTER EGG COOKIES/ Learning Curve



When I tried out hiking years ago, I knew after twenty minutes that communing with nature was not my thing. When I took up skiing I enjoyed the sport but there was a steep learning curve. Airbrushing cookies falls into the skiing category but on a much smaller scale. This decorating technique is fun but requires more practice than I anticipated.

In my first attempt at airbrushing cookies I used Wilton Color Mist which was easy; just spray. Then I tried the airbrush kit, which requires some finesse. It has three settings from low to high and a range on the trigger which controls the intensity of the color sprayed onto the cookie. I’m still trying to find the sweet spot to achieve the desired result. I also admit to being a messy airbrusher. Airbrushing with stencils requires washing off the stencil every so often and it’s messy. I somehow manage to get food coloring all over my hands and dish towels. It may be time to pull out the rubber gloves!

These Easter Egg cookies are my most recent airbrushing project. Mixing and matching colors seems simple but is not one of my strengths. In college, maybe I should have swapped out one of my politics courses for an art course. These cookies were airbrushed with both regular airbrush colors and sheen airbrush colors. I experimented with color intensity and color combinations. The cookies were first iced in light green and lavender. I airbrushed with similar colors using light and dark shades of greens and purples, and then contrasting colors mixing pink with green and blue with green. I prefer the cookies in similar color schemes. Which do you prefer?


Easter Egg Cookies
Egg Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Light Green with AmeriColor Avocado and AmeriColor Turquoise
Royal Icing for outlining and detail tinted Medium Green with AmeriColor Avocado, AmeriColor Turquoise and AmeriColor Leaf Green
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Lavender with AmeriColor Regal Purple
Royal Icing for outlining and detail tinted Medium Purple with AmeriColor Regal Purple
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip # 2, #3
Wilton Star Tip #18
AmeriColor Airbrush Colors (Leaf Green, Violet, Deep Pink, Sky Blue)
AmeriColor Sheen Airbrush Colors (Green, Lavender)
Country Flowers Stencil
Airbrush Kit or Wilton Color Mist

Outline cookie with #3 tip in green icing.

Flood cookie with green icing. Let dry overnight.

Place stencil on the cookie.
Using an airbrush, spray leaf green or green sheen airbrush colors onto cookie.
Gently lift stencil. Let dry 45 minutes.

Cookie on left airbrushed with Leaf Green airbrush color.
Cookie on right airbrushed with Green Sheen airbrush color.

Pipe dots with #2 tip in medium green outline icing.
Pipe border with star tip #18 in medium green detail icing. Let dry overnight.

Cookie decorated with Lavender icing; stenciled with Violet airbrush color;
dotted with Medium Purple outline icing; piped with Medium Purple detail icing.

Cookies decorated with contrasting colors using Sky Blue and Deep Pink airbrush colors.




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6 comments:

  1. the bunnies are my favorite! although so cute I might feel bad eating one :)

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    1. MAM, No matter what, all cookies were made to be eaten and enjoyed! Thanks for commenting.

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  2. Soooooo pretty, Joan! These are the perfect cookies to tuck inside an Easter basket. You make airbrushing look so easy! I especially love the green and blue eggs! : )

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    1. Thank you Anne! Your Cherry Oatmeal Bars look wonderful. Have a Happy Easter!

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  3. I like the same color cookies too. Truth is, they're all lovely. When I first saw the stacked cookies, I thought they were little cakes. May you and yours have a Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you Brooks! Wishing you a Happy Easter too!

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