Woodland Easter Cookies
I live in the woods and love it. I take walks and get inspired by things I see. The other day I saw a piece of wood that had some moss on it and I got inspired to make these Woodland Easter Cookies.
By using an airbrush gun, a stencil and a few royal icing flower, it is easy to make unique set with just a few colors of icing and a little help from your airbrush gun.
Supplies for Woodland Easter Cookies:
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe
Brown 15 Second Icing in a piping bag with a #2 decorating tip
Tan 15 Second Icing in a piping bag with a #3 decorating tip
Airbrush Gun with Brown airbrush color
Royal Icing Flowers
Wilton Bunny Cutter
Wood Grain Stencil from The Cookie Countess
Begin by outlining the rabbit cookie with the tan icing.
Next, flood the rabbit cookie with the tan icing and let the cookies dry overnight.
Once the icing on the cookies have dried completely, it is time to stencil. I love the Stencil Genie for stenciling. It makes life so much easier. It will hold your stencil perfectly and your airbrushed edges will be nice and sharp. If you don’t have one, you can use magnets to hold your stencil in place. The Cookie Countess has several great video tutorials here.
I adore this Wood Grain Stencil. It is easy to use and will make your cookies look like a piece of wood. It was exactly what I needed for this project.
Once you place you stencil in the Stencil Genie, get ready to airbrush. This part is really simple and you only need to use the brown airbrush color.
Hold the airbrush gun several inches away from the cookie when you begin to add the airbrush color. You only need to add a light amount to achieve the wood grain pattern.
Then, remove the stencil and airbrush around the edge to give the cookie a little more interest.
Here is a little video I made for you. Did you know you can airbrush wet icing? Watch the video where the brown icing is added. It saves a lot of time and it is fun to watch the icing wiggle around a little. Well, you will see in the video.
After you add the edge and airbrush it, pipe a little line to look like a bow.
Then add a royal icing flower and let it dry.
You can repeat this pattern on other cookies to make a fun woodland set. I really like the wood grain look and by adding some moss to the carrots really gives your set a fun look. I learned about the moss technique from Mike at Semi Sweet. His set of Realistic Moss Cookies is one of my favorite set ever. I love the texture and the color.
This is the second set of Easter Cookies I have made with same pattern that has been carried through out the set. Remember the Zebra Easter Cookies? Using the same pattern on multiple cookies in the same set is a fun fast way to make a platter of cookies with a unique look and just a few colors of icing. It is a time saver since you don’t have to mix so many icing colors and it makes clean up pretty easy.
I have one more set Easter cookies to share that has one pattern carried out through the set. I will be back soon to share them with you.