Thank You Vets Cookie Collection from Confection Couture

Thank You Vets Cookie Collection from Confection Couture

Show your sweet appreciation to the bravest among us with this Thank You Vets Cookie Collection from Confection Couture.

Here's what you'll need:

What you need

 Making the Fondant Stars

Roll out the fondantUse small star cookie cutterRepeatSet asideSuper RedTest the airflowLight, even coatsKeep goingAllow to dry

To start, cut and bake your chosen number of cookies and cover with white royal icing.

Next, role out a small amount of white fondant and cut out at least 6 small stars for every three out of four cookies.

After shaking the bottle, load 5-6 drops of DecoPac super red airbrush food coloring into your AirGenie airbrush tool.

Always test out the airflow on a clean stack of paper towels prior to airbrushing each cookie. Adjust as needed using the knob located on top of the unit.

Airbrush all of the stars, taking care to also get the edges all the way around each one. Place the stars aside.

Masking the Stencils

First stencilGlad Press'n SealCover the stencilGyro-CutCut around desired elementsPeel away plastic covering elementRepeat for each elementPeel peelTrim trim trimPeel peel peelLast oneEverything masked for the first color

Next take the stencil with the decorative borders and cut a piece of Glad Press'n Seal to fit. Place the plastic over the stencil and flatten to remove any bubbles or wrinkles.

Use the Gyro-Cut craft and hobby cutting tool to carefully trim around the elements that you will airbrush red. Turn the blade sideways and use it to lift a corner of each trimmed piece. Peel it away to reveal the chosen element underneath.

Repeat for all four designs.

Preparing for Airbrushing

First cookieStencil GenieSeparate top and bottomCenter design in squareQuadrant Masking ToolsProtect edges from oversprayScreen GenieLock everything togetherTake cookieLine up apparatus over cookieTest flow and airbrushRibbon border finished

Next, take one of the Chilton cookies and separate the two halves of the Stencil Genie. Place the bottom (thicker) portion on the table and position the stencil on top, centering the first design in the square.

Use the Quadrant Masking Tools to mask off the areas around the design in order to protect the edges of the cookie from overspray.

Place the Screen Genie over the devices and lock everything into place using the top portion of the Stencil Genie.

Now, place the assembly over the cookie. Test out the airflow before airbrushing. Apply the color in light coats using a small circular motion.


Wipe screen to remove excess colorantCenter next designCookie magnetsStacks of three or fourAirbrushingBanner element complete

Between cookies, wipe down both the top and bottom of the Screen Genie thoroughly with a paper towel. If you don't, color will begin to form into droplets on the next cookie. 

If needed, use cookie magnets to help press the stencil flat against the cookie surface.

Cleaning the Stencils and Screen Genie

Bowl of waterRinse stencils and toolsTurn over Screen GenieSpray water through backwards
Dry completelyClean everything touched by colorant

To clean the stencils and Quadrant Masking Tool, simply dip them in a bowl of water for a moment or two. Every two to three cookies, you'll also want to clean the Screen Genie more thoroughly. This can be accomplished by using a chemical-free spray bottle and spraying water backwards through the screen. Dry everything thoroughly with paper towels (and a blow dryer, if necessary).

Finishing the Red Elements

Isolate next designAirbrush in redPlace asideIsolate heart designStencil in redLet dry

Use the above techniques to airbrush the remaining red stencil elements.

Masking the Navy Blue Elements

More Press'n SealCut around blue elementsRepeatAnd againPeel awayProceed with next onePeel and peelUncoverDone

Next, repeat the above stencil masking procedure, this time uncovering the elements that will be airbrushed navy blue.

Next cookieRibbon designMaskingNavy BlueAirbrushingPlace aside

Load the navy blue colorant and airbrush the ribbon elements.

MaskingBlue rectangleAnother oneMaskingStencilingNextMaskingAirbrushingHeart

Do the same for the remaining blue elements on the other cookies.

Cleaning the Airbrush Tool

Clean waterRinse out reservoirReattach hoseRun water through tool.....then inexpensive vodkaMidnight Black

To clean the airbrush tool between colorants, rinse out the reservoir 3-4 times with water. Next, reattach the hose and run clean water through the tool. Repeat this step, once more with water, and then a third time using an inexpensive 100-proof vodka. Continue running air through the tool for a few seconds once all the liquid is gone.

Now, load some midnight black colorant into one of the airbrush tools.

Airbrushing the Text Elements

Mask and GeniesAirbrush in blackTextMaskingStencilingText doneMaskingAirbrushingText completeMore maskingMore airbrushingAll the text

Use the aforementioned procedures to airbrush the text elements on all four cookie designs.

Affixing the 3D Stars

Fondant StarsRoyal icing or edible gluePlaceAnother oneNext cookieHeart cookie

Lastly, take a tiny ball of fondant and use it as an adhesive to attach each of the 3D star features to the edges of the cookies.

Your Thank You Vets cookies are now complete!


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