Trick or treat, smell my feet...give me something sweet to eat! ;-)
We usually get lots of trick or treaters in our neighbourhood during halloween, although its not really a custom as such here in New Zealand. Some kids still dress up as any character (not even necessarily scary or spooky) and come around to our house looking for treats :)
Not sure if these lot of cookies will make it to Halloween day as they are slowly dwindlling from my kids and hubby sneakily grabbing them to eat LOL
Here are the full set of Jack O'lantern & ghost cookies :)
To decorate these pumpkin, we start with marking the pumpkin with edible marker, then get the green icing to fill the top of the pumpkin (the stem srea). Then fill in the area in alternate space (as shown in the picture below) use orange flood icing and wait about 30mins to 1 hour, then fill the alternate spaces. This will give some dimensions in between the pumpkin groves. We use tip #1 for these coz the pumpkin is a mini size. You can use a bigger tip for a bigger size cookie, depending on your cookie size.
After the orange icing has dried completely, fill the eyes and mouth area with black flood icing. In the mouth area drag the black icing across the side of the mouth with a toothpick or a sribe tool if you have it. Give it 10-15mins to dry a little bit and then add the stiches.
My favorite pumpkin are the ones with scary stiches on his mouth, i think they look cool....but the usual halloween pumpkin are cute too :) They were made with the same technique but with a slightly different sketch when we are outlining the cookies with edible marker. Here are the two types of jack o'lanterns.
So next we have the ghost cookies, they are very simple to make and so very cute! :) Start with outlining the ghost cookie with white icing, you can ether make 2 different consistency icing so you outline with piping consistency & fill with flood icing or if you are lazy like us we just use 20 second icing and use it for outlining and flooding ;-)
Wait until the white icing is completely dry, then add the details such as black eyes, mouth and pink cheeks. We also add a black line across the middle so that we can add colourful bunting across its chest.
Let the black line dry (shouldnt take long) and then add the colourful bunting. When the icing for the bunting dries then add the letters BOO :)
Here are the ghosts together...they look great when teamed up with other halloween cookies :)
Will be posting more cookies tomorrow, so stay tuned for more halloween cookies to come this week ;-)
A mother & daughter who loves baking. We especially love creating and decorating cookies. This blog is a place where we can express our baking creativity.