Make all your Christmas wishes come true with this Letters to Santa Cookie Stencil Set from Confection Couture!
What can you I use to stencil cookies?
Whether it’s airbrushing or using royal icing, Confection Couture has everything you need to stencil the perfectly beautiful and whimsical cookie! This includes an incredible selection of stencil designs for all occasions, airbrush systems, colorants, and accessories.
What kind of icing do you use for cookie stencils?
Royal Icing works best for either coloring and creating the stencil itself or for creating a perfect surface onto which to airbrush your stenciled design.
Can you airbrush cookies?
It’s easy to create beautiful designs on cookies or cakes using our incredible selection of stencils and accessories!
What do you need to airbrush cookies?
Confection Couture has everything you need to create whimsical designs on your cookies or cakes for any occasion!
What is the easiest way to decorate cookies?
Using stencils, in conjunction with either airbrushing or royal icing, is a super easy way to create exciting themed cookies for any holiday or celebration or just for the fun of it!
Here's what you'll need:
- Letter to Santa 4 Piece Cookie Stencil Set
- AirGenie Airbrush System
- Gyro-Cut Craft and Hobby Cutting Tool
- Cookie Magnets
- Plastic Bottle with Dropper Tip
- Stencil Genie
- Screen Genie
- DecoPac Airbrush Food Coloring
- Super Red
- Gold Shimmer
- 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!
Separate the two portions of you Stencil Genie and place the thicker side down, magnets facing up. Next, position the stencil over the top and 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 with the design properly positioned where it will be airbrushed.
Lastly, use cookie magnets, in stacks of three or four to further help keep the stencil flat against the cookie surface.
Be sure to test out the volume of spray on a stack of paper towels prior to airbrushing each cookie and color. Adjust the flow as needed by turning the knob on top of the unit.
You can also use a long needle or chopstick to press down any of the stencil edges that are continuing to lift away from the cookie as you move around with the airbrush.
Apply the color in light coats using a small, circular motion. Once finished, place this cookie aside for now.
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 cut around the edge of the stencil - then remove any excess plastic.
Next, take the Gyro Cutter and trim around the desired element - in this case the "address" text and the small Christmas tree. Turn the blade sideways and use it to lift the corner of the cut plastic. Then peel away everything else leaving these elements covered and the red border and return address lines uncovered.
Completing the Red Elements
For the snowflakes and lines stencil, place a Quadrant Masking Tool over the unwanted design elements to the other 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.
Repeat the above steps for the inside stripes of the envelope cookie.
Next, airbrush the postage symbol on the opposite corner of the address cookies.
Cleaning the Stencil Tools
To clean the stencils, masking tools, and Stencil Genie between colors, remove any Press'n Seal and rinse them in water. For the Screen Genie, you can either rinse it under running water or spray water backwards through the stencil. Dry everything completely using either paper towels or a lint-free dish towel.
Cleaning the Airbrush Tool
To clean the airbrush tool between colors, rinse out the reservoir three to four times with clean water. Next, reattach the hose, fill the reservoir, and run water through the tool until empty. Repeat once more with water and then again, this time using an inexpensive 100 proof vodka.
Stenciling the Green Elements
Now, reload your AirGenie too with Emerald and line up the thicker stripes between the existing thin red stripes of the envelope cookie.
Use the Quadrant Masking Tool to isolate the "Dear Santa" text and airbrush this above the red lines using the Emerald colorant.
Using the Glad Press'n Seal, mask off and airbrush the address text of the front envelope cookie.
Repeat for the green tree element.
Lastly, mask, switch to Gold Shimmer, and stencil the gold star at the top of the small tree element.
Your Letters to Santa cookies are now complete and ready to entice the the jolliest of your friends and family!