LEAF COOKIES/ Baker's Tool

Today’s post is brief and part of the tulip cookie post. These leaf cookies are an example of how to enhance the look of the cookie and add some dimension. By simply applying airbrush color to the edges of the cookie, it changes the entire look. Other posts on this blog demonstrate airbrushing using stencils but this is the easiest way to use the airbrush machine; no stencils necessary. Did you know airbrushing is not used only in cookie decorating? Bakers use this gadget to add color in decorating cakes and cupcakes too. I only recently discovered this baking tool and love its many uses. So even if cookie decorating or cake decorating are not your thing, add airbrush color to your cupcakes and they will look like they came from a gourmet bakeshop without the hefty price tag.

Leaf Cookies
Leaf Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted with AmeriColor Leaf Green and AmeriColor Egg Yellow
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
AmeriColor Airbrush Color (Leaf Green)
Airbrush Kit or Wilton Color Mist

Outline cookie with #2 tip in green icing.
Flood cookie with green icing. Let sit 45 minutes.

Pipe detail line with #2 tip in green icing. Let dry overnight.

Spray green airbrush color onto edges of cookie. Let dry 30 minutes.

Cookies without airbrushing



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  1. I did not know there was such a thing as an airbrush. It really is a neat tool. I would love to try it on my cupcakes. Suzy

    1. Hi Suzy, If you like to bake, an airbrush kit is fun to work with. The best thing with cupcakes is that there is no need to color the icing; just add the airbrush color.

  2. What a neat decorating tool! I love the simplicity of these leaf cookies. Ann

    1. Hi Ann, Sometimes less is more, as is the case with these simple leaf cookies. This cutter gets a lot of action in the fall among cookie decorators.

  3. I wish I had your talent Joan! I love that technique of air brushing. I always crave sugar cookies after seeing your pictures!

    1. Hi Deb, Thank you but cookie decorating just takes practice, and the airbrushing technique is easy and fun. What I'm craving right now is a slice of your Cannoli Cheesecake!

  4. Joan,
    I just wish that you had a store front and I could buy your beautiful cookies.
    Love the tulip!
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful talent with us and also for visiting me this morning-you made my day.

    1. Hi Jemma, Thank you! I enjoy my visits to you At Home with Jemma. I will be posting the airbrushed tulip cookie this week. Thanks for dropping in.


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