Easy Butterfly Cookies Part 2
Butterflies. Caterpillars. Leaves and pupa. What do all these things have in common? Cookies of course! Yesterday we learned how to make easy butterfly cookies with a little airbrushing and painting. Today, I want to show you how to make easy caterpillar cookies. Seriously, what is more fun then making a cookie version of caterpillars, pupas, leaves with butterfly eggs on them. I bet there is something that is more fun but, let’s make the cookies anyway.
I was really excited about this set and was a little surprised how much fun I had making them. I think this is a great project for anyone who wants to learn how to airbrush and paint on cookies because you can spray the entire butterfly wing without worrying about controlling the spray. The caterpillar cookie is made with airbrushed and painted lines and that is great for a beginner’s project because the process is simple with wonderful results.
Supplies for Easy Butterfly Cookies Part 2 – Caterpillar Cookies:
Wilton Caterpillar Cookie Cutter
White 15 second icing
Decorating bag or a decorating bottle fitted with a #2 tip.
Airbrush gun with Yellow airbrush color.
Black Food Gel Color
Paint Brushes – Set 1 and Set 2
Begin by outlining and flooding the caterpillar cookie with white icing and let it dry completely.
Once the icing is dry, spay the caterpillar where the sections meet with the yellow icing. Here is a little video to help with that.
When you watch the video, notice the angle of the airbrush gun and how far away the nozzle is away from the cookie. The closer the nozzle, the finer and more controlled the airbrush line will be. If you hold the gun far away, you will get a nice mist all over the cookie.
Now that the caterpillars are dry and airbrushed, it is time to paint. Begin with the thicker lines on the caterpillar. You can use a almost any size brush for this. The set listed above has different sizes. You can use the #2, #4, or #6. Dip the tip into the water and use a paper towel to blot off some of the excess. Then, add a little black food gel to the tip. Make a few practice strokes on a paper plate or parchment paper and begin making the lines on the caterpillar. These lines are placed where you airbrushed with yellow.
Next, use a detail brush (script liner) and make some smaller wavy lines on each side of the thick lines.
Repeat for each section of the body.
Flip the paint brush over and use the wooden end to make the eyes. Dip the end of the brush into the black food gel and dot it carefully on the face of the caterpillar.
Repeat for the second eye. Now you have a completed caterpillar cookie so let’s focus on the leaves with the eggs.
Supplies for the Easy Butterfly Cookies-Leaves with Eggs:
Green 15 Second Icing
Pearlized Ivory Sugar Pearls
The leaves are very simple to make. You could add a little green airbrush color if you want to but I like them plain.
Outline the leaves with the green icing and flood every other section. Add a few sugar pearls to make them look like butterfly eggs. Let it dry for about 20 minutes and repeat on the other sections. All done!
Check out these links for more fun summer cookies and airbrushing tutorials.
Simple Butterfly Cookies
How to airbrush Cookies Video- Crab Legs
How to Airbrush Sanding Sugared Cookies
Airbrush station to keep your decorating space clean