Military Appreciation Cookie Stencils with Matching Cookie Cutters from Confection Couture

Military Appreciation Cookie Stencils with Matching Cookie Cutters from Confection Couture

Celebrate the bravest among us with these Military Appreciation Cookie Stencils and Matching Cutters from Confection Couture!

Here's what you'll need:

What you'll need


The first step, of course, is to bake and ice all the cookies that you will need!

Harvest Brown

DecoPac Harvest Brown airbrush food coloringPlain white paperTest color

Load some Harvest Brown DecoPac Airbrush Food Coloring into the reservoir of your AirGenie airbrush tool and test out the color on a piece of white paper. If you're looking for a different shade, try mixing colors in a dropper bottle before reloading your airbrush tool.

Army stencilStencil GenieSeparate upper and lower piecesCenter chosen design in squareQuadrant Masking ToolMask empty space around stencilMask unused area of stencilScreen GeniePlace over stencilLock everything together with upper Stencil Genie2" square cookiePosition design over cookie

For stenciling designs that require no masking, such as the "ARMY STRONG" text, first separate the two portions of the Stencil Genie and place the thicker (for thicker cookies) side down with the magnets facing up. Next, position the stencil with the design centered within the square.

Use two quadrant masking tools to surround the design and protect the rest of the cookie from overspray. Now, place the Screen Genie over the stencil and masking tools and lock everything together with the remaining piece of the Stencil Genie.

Finally, place the entire assembly over the cookie, carefully lining up the design where you want it to go.

Test flow on stack of paper towelsSmall circular motionsPlace cookie aside

Always text out the spray flow on a paper towel prior to airbrushing each cookie and color. Adjust the flow if needed by turning the knob on top of the unit.

Use a chopstick of long needle to press down any areas of the stencil that are still tending to lift away from the cookie surface.

Wipe Screen to prevent liquid buildupArmy stencil againGlad Press'n SealCover stencilFlatten to remove bubbles and wrinklesGyro-Cut craft and hobby cutting toolTrim excess around edgeRemove excessCut around "star" elementTurn blade sideways to lift corner and remove cut plasticStencil GenieCenter "star" in square

It's a good idea to wipe down both sides of your screen between each cookie. This prevents buildup of colorant which can lead to blotchiness.

For more intricate stencil designs, cut a piece of Glad Press'n Seal and place it over the stencil. Next, take a Gyro-Cut craft and hobby cutting tool and cut around the edge of the stencil, allowing you to remove any excess plastic.

Now, use the Gyro cutter to trim around any design elements that you will want to mask - in this case everything except the star in the center. Turn the blade sideways and use it to lift a corner of the Press'n Seal and carefully it away leaving only the star uncovered.

Other 2" square cookieAirbrushingPlace aside for later

The rest of the stenciling process is the same as above where you airbrushed the "ARMY STRONG" text.

Camouflage stencilGladCut around frame elementCover the stencilRemove everything elseGenie-us4" square cookieCookie magnetsStacks on either sideStencil select patches of camo designSlightly overlap uncolored patchesFirst color done

For the camouflage background stencil, use the Press'n Seal to mask off just the center border. Use the brown colorant to aim at the selected areas of the design, slightly overlapping with the patches that you will later airbrush in black.

Cleaning the Stencils and Tools

Clean waterRinse stencilsRinse stencil toolsRun water backwards through ScreenDry completelyRemove Press'n Seal before rinsingPaper towelsDry stencils and toolsDry Stencil Genie

To clean the stencils and stencil tools, simply rinse them with water and dry completely using a paper towel or lint-free dish towel. For the Screen Genie, either run under a faucet or spray water backwards through the mesh using a chemical-free spray bottle. Dry completely as well.

Midnight Black

Spare airbrush toolAttach hoseMidnight Black

If you have a spare one, replace the airbrush tool now and load with Midnight Black. If not, clean the airbrush tool using the procedure outlined in other cookie tutorials.

Mask off square frame elementARMY STRONG cookieAirbrushingPlace asideStencilingBorder around star

Use the black colorant to airbrush the borders on the two small square cookies.

Mask off outer star elementAirbrushingStar cookie is complete!Mask off small star elementsStencilingARMY STRONG complete

Next, mask off and airbrush the border around the star and the small stars on the other square army cookie.

Clean camo stencilPlace inside stencil toolsPlace over 4" cookie againAirbrush frameAirbrush remaining camo patchesDone for now

Next, airbrush the border and remaining camouflage elements, again overlapping slightly with the brown elements.

ARMY stencilAirbrush text in center of large square cookieThis cookie is complete!

Stencil the text "ARMY" inside the border of the large square cookie.

Navy "anchor"Stenciling
4" round cookieIsolate "Semper fi" textSemper fi cookie

Apply the anchor and "USN" text to the 3" circle cookie and the "Semper fi" text to the corresponding cookie.

Marines emblem cookieQuadrant Masking ToolScreen GenieStencil GenieAirbrushingPlace aside

Next, mask off and airbrush the "USMC" text on the large Marines cookie. Place aside the airbrush tool loaded with black.

Super Red

Marines stencilSuper redCircle background elementQuadrant Masking ToolsAirbrush in redKeep for next step

Switch to Super Red and airbrush the red background on the small circle cookie.

US MARINE CORPS textBack to blackDone with this for now

Switch back to black and airbrush the text on the small round cookie.

Marine Corps emblem stencilSeal itTrim itPeel itStencil itAlmost done

Next, airbrush the red elements of the Marine Corp emblem design.


NAVYIsolate outer text elementHoneyNAVY cookieAirbrushingPut aside

Now, switch to Honey colorant and airbrush the yellow border around the text "NAVY".

Stars and stripes backgroundUnmask star elementsRemove trimmed GladJust the area where the cookie will beStencilingYellow stars

Using the cookie as a guide, identify which and trim around the stars on the striped background stencil and airbrush them in yellow.

Mask off anchor elementMask off rope elementIsolate eagle design

Now, mask off all of the yellow elements on the two-Navy design stencil.

ApparatusAirbrushingYellow anchorIsolate anchor designStencilingYellow rope

Stencil the eagle's anchor and the rope around the anchor on the other cookie.

Circle border elementAirbrushingFinished cookiePress'n SealStencilingYellow rope and banner

Next, mask off and airbrush the yellow border and yellow rope on the Marines cookies.

More Red

Air Force stencilGyro-cuttingMaskingIsolationStencilingRedMaskingStencilingBadgeAcronymAirbrushingUSAF

Next, mask off and airbrush the red elements of all three Air Force cookie.

AnchorStars and stripesStars, stripes, and 1790Quadrant Masking ToolStenciling"Coastie"IsolatingAirbrushingElementsMaskedStencilingRed stuff

Now, mask off and stencil all of the red elements of the three-stencil Coast Guard designs.

Glad Press'n SealGyro-CutStripesMasking ToolsAirbrushingRed stripes

Next up is are the red elements of the largest Coast Guard cookie.

MaskingStencilingRed stripes

Complete the stripes of the rectangle cookie.

Navy Blue

Navy BlueNAVYQuadrant Masking ToolAirbrushingStencilingNAVY finished

Switch to Navy Blue to complete the "NAVY" text cookie.

Press'n SealUncover red stripesTweezers helpStencil GenieAirbrushingBlue stripes

Using the Press'n Seal again, isolate the stripes and star on the Navy background stencil. Airbrush these elements in blue.

GladEagle and USNLarge anchorMaskingStencilingBlue anchorMaskingAirbrushingBlue eagle and USN

Next, mask off and stencil the blue elements of the smaller Navy cookies.

Air Force wingsStencilingBlue wings

Next up is the eagle emblem cookie from the Air Force collection.

UnmaskingSlice itDice itMask itStencil itU.S. AIR FORCEIsolate itAirbrush itUSAFTwo cornersStencilingAIM HIGH

Next, isolate and airbrush the blue elements of the remaining Air Force cookies.

Mixing Colors

Dropper bottleNavy BlueWhiteA squirtShake thoroughlyTest the shade

To achieve the muted blue of the Coast Guard cookie, try mixing a squirt of Navy Blue and a squirt of white in a dropper bottle. Mix thoroughly and be sure to test out the color on something white. Adjust the ratio of the colors as needed.

Bigger anchorsPeelingSmall stripes and textMaskingAirbrushingBlue anchorsIsolatingBlue stripes and textDone!

Now, mask off and airbrush the light blue elements of the two-design Coast Guard stencil.

PeelingPeelingTrimmingMaskingStencilingFinishedIsolatingAirbrushingCompletedIsolatingStencilingThe end!

Finally, mask and airbrush the blue design elements of the last three Coast Guard cookies.

Army cookies
Navy cookies
Marines cookies
Air Force cookies
Coast Guard cookies

Your Military Appreciation cookies are complete and ready for the parade!!

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