Faces of Halloween Cookies

Faces of Halloween Cookies

Faces of Halloween Cookies

Supplies used:
witch head cookie cutter
cat face cookie cutter
pumpkin cookie cutter
skull cookie cutter
Frankenstein head cookie cutter
oval cookie cutter
white rolled fondant
orange rolled fondant
purple rolled fondant
black rolled fondant
lime green rolled fondant
black food color
mini circle cutters
round cake decorating tips, such as tips #6, #8, and #10
aspic cutters
mini heart cutters
tip #1
moonstone silver dust
grain alcohol
Icing required: Prepare royal icing in black.

Special Baking Instructions:
Cut 1/3 off of an oval cookie cutter. Use a paring knife to create a jagged edge for the ghost.

Instructions:
Frankenstein: Cut the face with green rolled fondant. Remove the ears. Cut out circles for the eyes using two sizes of circle cutters. Hand cut a rectangle for the hair. Cut zig-zags off the hair using a paring knife. Attach with piping gel. Cut a long angled rectangle for the eyebrow using a paring knife and black rolled fondant. Attach with piping gel. Cut an angled rectangle using orange rolled fondant and a paring knife. Attach with piping gel. Cut purple and orange rolled fondant with the same cutters used to cut the holes for the eyes. Fill in the holes. Cut black rolled fondant using smaller circle cutters than the eyes. Cut the white circles for the eyes using white rolled fondant and the small tapered end of tip #8. Attach the pieces to the eyes with piping gel. Using a paring knife, cut small rectangles of white rolled fondant for the bolts. Paint with silver dust mixed with grain alcohol. Pipe the mouth with royal icing using tip #1.
Skull: Cut the face with the same cutter used in baking with white rolled fondant. Cut out circles for the eyes using circle cutters. Cut out a heart for the nose using a heart from the aspic cutter set. Cut black rolled fondant with the same cutters used to cut the holes for the eyes. Fill in the holes. Cut white rolled fondant using smaller circle cutters than the eyes. Cut the tiny black circles for the eyes using black rolled fondant and the small tapered end of tip #8. Attach the pieces to the eyes with piping gel. Cut a heart with black rolled fondant using the same cutter to cut the hole for the nose. Pipe the mouth with black royal icing using tip #1.
Pumpkin: Cut with the same cutter used in baking with orange rolled fondant. Remove the stem. Cut out circles for the eyes using two sizes of circle cutters. Cut out the mouth using a shape from the aspic set. Cut a stem with the cutter used in baking with green rolled fondant. Attach with piping gel. Cut purple and green rolled fondant with the same cutters used to cut the holes for the eyes. Fill in the holes. Cut black rolled fondant using smaller circle cutters than the eyes. Cut the white circles for the eyes using white rolled fondant and the small tapered end of tip #6. Attach the pieces to the eyes with piping gel. Cut the mouth with the same cutter used to cut the hole for the mouth. Attach with piping gel. Pipe the mouth with black royal icing using tip #1.
Cat: Cut the face with the same cutter used in baking with black rolled fondant. Cut out circles for the eyes using two sizes of circle cutters. Cut out the mouth using a shape from the aspic set. Attach with piping gel. Cut purple and green rolled fondant with the same cutters used to cut the holes for the eyes. Fill in the holes. Cut black rolled fondant using smaller circle cutters than the eyes. Cut the white circles for the eyes using white rolled fondant and the small tapered end of tip #10. Attach the pieces to the eyes with piping gel. Cut the mouth with the same cutter used to cut the hole for the mouth. Attach with piping gel. Pipe the mouth and eyebrows with black royal icing using tip #1.
Ghost: Cut the ghost with the same cutter used in baking with white rolled fondant. Cut a jagged edge on the white rolled fondant. Cut out circles for the eyes using two sizes of circle cutters. Cut purple and green rolled fondant with the same cutters used to cut the holes for the eyes. Fill in the holes. Cut black rolled fondant using smaller circle cutters than the eyes. Cut the white circles for the eyes using white rolled fondant and the small tapered end of tip #10. Attach the pieces to the eyes with piping gel.

This project was taken from my book “The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating”.

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