Fall Leaves and Airbrushed Acorn Cookies
I know I have told you many, many times that Fall is my favorite season. Well, it is but, when I say winter is my favorite, don’t be surprised! I love snow in the winter and fall because of the beautiful colors. I love the way the Fall leaves kind of glow. It is breathtaking.
I know that Sky blue is not a traditional fall color but, I like it and wanted to add it. That is the magic of making cookies, you can do whatever you want!
Supplies for Fall Leaves and Acorn Cookies:
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I used 20-second icing for each of the following colors:
- Wilton No-Taste Red with a touch of Ivory
- Sky Blue- AmeriColor
- Avacado- AmeriColor
- Brown- AmeriColor
- Lemon Yellow- AmeriColor- (I mixed the orange first and used that bowl to make the Lemon Yellow. It gave it a nice fall look)
- AmeriColor Orange with a touch of Ivory
- Wilton Juniper Green
As I was blowing the leaves off my patio, I noticed a leaf that had separated sections and thought of how we make pumpkin cookies. I decided to make leaves and do them the same way. I mean, if it is good enough for nature, it is good enough for me.
- Outline your leave with the color you want. Then, make the sections and flood every other section. Let it dry for 20 minutes. Then, flood the other sections.
- With the brown icing, make the stem.
- They look good like this but, I wanted to airbrush the veins.
- For instructions on how to airbrush, click here. With the brown airbrush color, I used the gun on low, then held the gun close and pulled the trigger very slightly to add a small detail where the sections meet.
For the acorns:
- Outline with the color you want.
- Then, flood and let dry.
- If you don’t want to airbrush it add the cap with the brown icing.
- If you want to airbrush the acorn, you can do it before you add the cap.
- Lightly airbrush the top and down the right side with green while holding the gun about an inch or two from the cookie.
- Then, hit the other side with brown. For the brown, I held the airbrush gun about 6 or 7 inches from the cookie and gave it a very light spray. Be careful not to overdo it or you will have a brown acorn instead of a shaded acorn.
- Then, add the brown cap and airbrush the edges with brown.
- I might hang this one in my cookie room so I can think of the beautiful fall leaves all year long.
I have some friends who don’t make cookies and live where the fall colors don’t shine. So this year, I am sending them a box of fall in these cute macaron boxes from the BRPboxxhop Company. These boxes are my new favorite toy! They are perfect for shipping cookie and I love the little window. I know it will make my fall-less friends happy!
Happy Fall Ya’ll!!
Eeeek, I love the blue acorns!
Love, love, love your take on this! The dimension, the colors, the designs and the airbrushing! Seriously love these! (Can you tell that I like them?) Fabulous job, Lisa!
Super cute and I, too, am a blue fan. I think it works beautifully in your cookie mix! 🙂
I love that you threw caution to the wind and used a colour not normal to thanksgiving!
love the way you did the sections on the leaves! nature is so smart.
Ohhh, I love those colors – I once had a car the color of that blue acorn! 🙂 Maybe I shouldn’t admit that!
Soooooo cute! Love that now I can picture you with you air-gun hose bracelet!!
Can’t wait to try the red plus a little ivory! Always love a new red!
Thanks for the air gun post!
As always, so creative! I love the colors and the airbrush accent…and I just have to find time to make it over to BRPBoxx to buy some boxes too!
The blue acorn is gorgeous! Love the platter. Every day I tell myself I need to order the airbrush gun. Just have to get one soon!