How to Airbrush Cookies Video- Crab Legs

How to Airbrush Cookies that Look Like Real Crab Legs | The Bearfoot Baker

I promised you crab leg cookies this week and here they are. I decided to show how to airbrush a cookie with a video. It is so much easier than taking a millions of pictures.

How to Airbrush Cookies Video Crab Leg Cookies

These are among my favorite cookies ever. Mostly because they were really fun to make and I love the depth the airbrushing added. The best part is I only used one color of icing but you can’t really tell because the airbrush gives them so much depth. I used multiple airbrush colors in light layers and the effect turned out better than I hoped it would. I was really focused on the shrimp cookies for the Seafood Cookies tutorial but, these little guys quickly became my favorite.

How to Airbrush Cookies-Supplies for Crab Leg Cookies:

Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe

Icing Colors:
White Icing

Cookie Cutters:

Royal Icing Consistency:
15 Second and thick icing

Airbrush gun
AmeriMist Airbrush Gel Colors:
Holiday Red

How to airbrush a cookie video thebearfootbaker.comI believe in using what you have so for the crab legs, I used a fork and spoon cookie cutter. If you only have the fork, use it. If you only have the spoon, use it. If you don’t have either one, you can use the letter “I” or the letter “L” cutter and trim it so it will work for you.

Just trim the cutters, place them on a baking sheet and bake them according to the sugar cookie directions.

How to Airbrush Cookies-Crab Leg Cookies

With the white icing and a #2 tip, outline the legs.  Food every other section and let them dry for about 20 minutes.
Then, flood the remaining sections and let them dry for about an hour.

How to Airbrush A Cookie

With the thick icing and a #2 tip, make little spikes randomly about the legs. Let the cookie dry completely. We want them nice and dry for airbrushing. The cookies don’t have to be dry to airbrush them but, it works best with the little spikes on the legs.

How to Airbrush Cookies Video:

I can’t tell you how much fun I have when I airbrush cookies. I hope I can do several more tutorials for you before the holiday season arrives. It is a great way to decorate a lot of cookies quickly.

Seafood Cookies

Well now you have a gift idea for someone who is allergic to shell fish or a dessert to take to a seafood party. I wonder if we could take these to Red Lobster. Do they allow you to bring your own desserts? Wouldn’t it be funny to try?

For a tutorial on how to make the shrimp cookies click here. For a tutorial on the lobster cookies click here.

Bear hugs,


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