You and your dad will be cruisin' to Smilesville with these Classic Dad Father's Day Cookie Stencils and Matching Cutters from Confection Couture!
Here's what you'll need:
- Classic Dad Cookie Stencil with Cookie Cutters
- AirGenie Airbrush System
- Gyro-Cut Craft and Hobby Cutting Tool
- Cookie Magnets
- Plastic Bottle with Dropper Tip
- Quadrant Masking Tool (x2)
- Stencil Genie
- Screen Genie
- DecoPac Airbrush Food Coloring
- Malibu Blue
- Super Red
- Midnight Black
- Sugar Cookie ingredients
- Royal Icing ingredients
- Glad Press'n Seal
- Paper Towels
The first step, of course, is to bake and ice all the cookies that you will need!
Preparing to Stencil
First, carefully shake your bottle of DecoPac Airbrush Food Coloring in Malibu Blue and pour 5-6 drops into the reservoir of your AirGenie Airbrush System airbrush tool.
Separate the two portions of you Stencil Genie and place the thicker side down, magnets facing up. Next, place the stencil over the top with the car outline centered in the middle of the square.
Place a Quadrant Masking Tool above and below the design to protect those areas of the cookie from overspray. Next, place the Screen Genie over the top and lock everything into place using the remaining piece of the Stencil Genie.
Place the entire assembly over the cookie, lining up the design where you'll want the color to go. To help keep the stencil flat against the cookie surface, use stacks of cookie magnets, in three or four, and place them strategically where they do the most good.
Prior to airbrushing each color and cookie, always test out the spray on a stack of paper towels. Adjust the flow as needed by turning the knob on top of the unit.
Apply the color using light, even coats. Use a long needle or chopstick to further press down the edges of the stencil as you go.
Once finished, lift away the magnets and then the tool assembly, and then put the cookie aside to dry.
To clean the stencils and stencil tools in between cookies, rinse them off and dry completely using either clean paper towels or a lint-free dish towel.
To clean the airbrush tool between colors, rinse out the reservoir 3-4 times, then reattach the hose and fill the reservoir with water. Run the tool on full power until empty. Repeat this step twice more, once again with water and then a third time using an inexpensive 100-proof vodka.
Next, load some Honey colorant into the airbrush tool.
To mask off intricate design elements, cut a piece of Glad Press'n Seal roughly the size of the stencil and place it over the top, pressing it into place to remove any bubbles or wrinkles.
Now, take a Gyro-Cut craft and hobby cutting tool and trim around the desired element - in this case the first two marks on the tachometer stencil. Turn the blade sideways and use it to lift the corner of the cut plastic. Then peel it away leaving everything else covered.
Place the stencil, along with one Quadrant Masking Tool, into the Stencil Genie and airbrush as you did earlier.
You can reuse the Press'n Seal by pealing it off and rotating it 180° and reapplying. Trim away the portion covering the next tach mark and load some Firestone into the reservoir. Repeat the process.
While you have the orange color loaded, isolate and airbrush the design onto the flame cookie.
Now, switch to Super Red and finish the colored marks on the tachometer cookie.
Next, load some Midnight Black into a clean airbrush tool and complete the two text cookies: "You're CLASSIC Dad" and "#1 Dad". Wipe off both sides of the Screen Genie with a paper towel to prevent blotching.
Mask off the car detail design and finish the classic car cookie in black.
Lastly, use the Glad Press'n Seal to mask off the remaining tachometer elements. Finish this cookie with the black colorant.
Your Classic Dad Father's Day cookies are complete and ready to tear up the street (and maybe your dad too!).