You'll make them scream for more when you bring out this Monsters and Goblins Confection Collection from Confection Couture!
Here's what you'll need:
- Monsters and Goblins Cookie Confection Collection
- 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
- Midnight Black
- Super Red
- Stone Gray
- 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!
Shading the Borders
DecoPac Airbrush Food Coloring is perfect for projects like this. For the shaded border, shake your bottle of Stone Gray and pour 4-5 drops into the reservoir of the AirGenie airbrush tool. Test out the color on a spare cookie or white sheet of paper prior to airbrushing if desired.
Lightly spray the edge of the cookie, using a slight sweeping motion and rotating it as you move to achieve even coverage all around. Once finished, place the cookies aside.
Mixing the Purple Color
For the purple elements of the cookies, mix a squirt of Periwinkle with a drop or two of Super Red. You can mix them in a dropper bottle, which comes with a dropper tip. Once mixed, shake the bottle and pour 4-5 drops into the reservoir of the AirGenie airbrush tool. Test out the color on a spare cookie or white sheet of paper. Add more of any of the colors as needed until you achieve the desired shade.
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 tent element between the trees. Turn the blade sideways and use it to lift the corner of the cut plastic. Then peel it away leaving everything else covered.
Preparing to Stencil
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.
Finishing the Purple Elements
For the background of the eyes on the "BOO" stencil, use two Quadrant Masking Tools to protect the top and bottom of the cookie from overspray. Once again, use the Stencil Genie and Screen Genie to allow for move precise airbrushing.
For the background of the stencil with multiple eyes, no masking is required.
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.
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.
Next, switch to Tangerine, mask off the selected tentacle elements, and airbrush them as before.
Next up is Emerald and the green goo design on the large round cookie. Airbrush the top "slime" border using the Stencil Genie and Screen Genie.
Mask and airbrush the green elements of the tentacle cookie.
Next, load some Midnight Black into the airbrush tool and fill in the text on the green slime cookie.
Airbrush the black elements on the "eyes" cookie using the black colorant.
And finally, add the "BOO" text and black eye elements to the last cookie.