Airbrush with Stencils

Easter-BunniesSometimes, it is good to be messy but, when you have spent hours baking and mixing icing, you don’t want messy cookies. Well, I am a messy decorator. I poke holes in my icing and spill disco dust on the floor. I can’t help it. It is the way I’m wired. I do however know how to airbrush with stencils without making a mess. As a matter of fact, I think  it is kind of neat.

How to Airbrush with Stencils
I had to find a way to be “not so messy” when I airbrush with stencils. I don’t want to smearing it or smudge color all over my cookies so I made a cookie guard and it works perfectly!

Airbrush with Stencils Supply List:

Transparency Paper
Martha Stewart Circle Cutter
Blue Painters Tape
Cookie Stencil

How-to-Airbrush-with-Stencil Martha Stewart’s circle cutter is a handy little tool. I purchased mine at Michael’s with a 40% off coupon so it was about $8. I use it more than I thought I would but, you don’t have to have one to complete this project.

Make a hole in the center of the transparency paper slightly smaller than the stencil.

How-to-Airbrush-with-a-Stencil Then, place the stencil under the transparency paper. Tape into place with the painters tape. Repeat on the other side.

Airbrush-with-a-Stencil-You could trim the paper down a little if you want but, I left mine this way. I know that my cookie is completely covered and safe from my messiness.

Easter-BunniesRemember the circle you cut out ? Keep it so you can use it to cover areas on your stencil you don’t want sprayed. Easy as can be.

Easter-BunniesUsing this handy dandy little stencil guard, I made these for Glorious Treats. I was so excited when she asked me to hang on her blog today. Click here for a full tutorial on the Colorful 3D Easter Bunny Cookies. It was an honor to be her guest.

Don’t worry if you don’t have an airbrush gun because, Sweet Sugar Belle shows how to stencil with icing on these adorable Vintage Floral Easter Bunny Cookies. She is amazing.

Happy Creating,



  1. Heather@SugarNosh Treats says:

    This is brilliant! I have quite a few of those little stencils and I always struggle with using them on bigger cookies. I am so buying that circle cutter :)

  2. Great tip!

  3. This is such a great idea…your link in the last paragraph for Sweet Sugar Belle goes to Karen’s Cookies though, thought you might want to know :) her vintage bunnies are super cute too!!

  4. Hi! I follow your blog, and love your cookie creativity and wealth of cookie tips & knowledge. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Your bunnies are adorable. I have to ask about your ruffled aqua cake stands. Any chance that you bought them recently and they are still available??

    Thanks again:) Joycie

  5. Such an awesome idea! I’m a messy decorator too :)

  6. Lisa, thank you, thank you, thank you! At least one a decorating session, I am giving you thanks for your wonderful tips!

  7. These are just the cutest little bunnies EVER I say, EVER! :)

  8. I love this tip. Also, your 3D bunnies at Glorious Treats were so adorable!! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing. I love this. Do you have any tips for keeping the airbrush ink off the actual cookie side?

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