With Halloween quickly approaching, spooky cookies are hard to resist. Today, two more projects inspired by Marlyn from Montreal Confections. The first using the candy corn cookie cutter, a favorite of mine, and the second one, a little more involved, to bring a haunted house to life.
Let’s start with the simpler one, the Spooky Candy Corn…
Marlyn brushed the facial features with thick Royal icing using a stencil, for a very polished and uniform look in all cookies (watch her video clicking here). I simplified quite a bit, by drawing the features with a food safe pen. Next, I painted them black with Sugarprism. The classic combination of three bands of colors were then piped, and once that crusted, the additional features – teeth, eyes, eyebrows were added with thicker icing or food pen. I searched for cartoon images of facial expressions to help me out, but if you have artistic inclinations, play with what your imagination offers you.
I love their goofy look, and of course had to put my little platter to use!
Moving on to the Haunted House…
This is a simple project once you have the Royal Icing Transfers made in advance. Watch the whole process by visiting Marlyn’s Facebook page with a click here.
I cut the cookie by hand using the template she provided, but you can easily adapt the features to any house-shaped cookie cutter you own. Some of the steps involved are shown in the composite picture below.
Making the Royal icing transfers is really a lot of fun and together they add a lot to the cookie. You can of course pipe them all over the set cookie, except for the ghost. It works better as a transfer to get the right lifted look, as Marlyn explains in her video.
Halloween is one of the best seasons for cookie decorating,
so stay tuned for a lot more in the near future!
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