Airbrush Sugar Cookies with Video

I can’t begin to tell you how much I love fall. It is full of color, cool weather, and beautiful cookies. I almost love my airbrush gun (Wendy) as much as fall because I can have fall cookies anytime I want. It is easy to airbrush sugar cookies but, I wanted to make a little video for you to show you just how easy it is.

How to Airbrush Sugar Cookies with www.thebearfootbaker.comThe hardest decision you have to make when designing these cookies is what color to outline and flood them.

Airbrush Sugar Cookies Supplies:

Airbrush System
Airbrush Colors

Begin with cookies that have been outlined and flooded. If you are beginner, I would suggest starting with cookies that are completely dry. With a little practice airbrushing sugar cookies, you will be airbrushing cookies with wet icing in no time.

I get a few emails each week asking me if you need to use special colors when you use your airbrush gun. The answer is YES! You need to purchase airbrush colors because they are thinner than regular gel colors. They are thinner so they will go through your airbrush gun. If you use regular gels (please don’t use regular gel colors in you airbrush gun) it won’t work and it will stop up your gun.

If you are interested in using Pearl Sheen, this How to Thin Pearl Sheen tutorial might help.

Now for the video:

I usually make extra cookies when I airbrush so I can experiment with different colors. I suggest you play with your cookies and your airbrush gun so you can find different things you like. The most important thing to remember is have fun with it.

I hope you enjoyed this Airbrush Sugar Cookies video. If you are looking for more decorating tips, follow the links below.

Bear hugs,



  1. You really are the “queen” of airbrushing. Yours comes out so smoothly…no matter how careful I am, I still get “splatter”…and I am also amazed that you get very little on the edges where the cookies are not iced. I get overspray! Argghhh, I love the look, but it’s one of those things that kind of makes me crazy.
    I thought about airbrushing my fall leaves, but decided I didn’t need the frustration so i wen the easy route, lol!
    These are stunning, beautiful job as always! TFS!

  2. Lovely cookies, Lisa, as always! :)

  3. You really captured the beautiful color of Fall, Lisa!

  4. Lisa, Great video demonstration. It looks like this takes a little practice but the result is one cool cookie. Thanks for sharing your technique.

  5. Love the cookies … love that you named your airbrush … my GPS is Lucy 😉

  6. Hi. Your cookies are beautiful. May I ask what airbrush kit you have? Thanks.

    • Hi Kimberly,

      If you click “Airbrush System” under the supply list, it will take you to the machine I used. I purchased it at Karen’s Cookies. 😉

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