|Thursday, 04 October 2012 07:26|
Hi! It's Georganne from LilaLoa again! I made Halloween cookies!! And... I kind of made a lot of them. And now I think that you should make them. You know, because if everyone is making A LOT of Halloween cookies, it won't be weird that *I'm* making a lot of Halloween cookies and that would totally make me happy. Besides, I'm a trendsetter. One time, forever ago in June, I made some seashell cookies. And within hours there were a whole bunch of other internet people making them too. And it's not like people just "go to the beach" in June. It's not like they would just get that idea in their own heads to.... you know what? That one was kind of a bad example. Just trust me on this one and jump on the bandwagon. Pretty soon everyone you know will be making Halloween cookies.
You can also get most of the icing colors you need HERE.
Let's start with the easy-peasy ones, shall we?
1. Using 20 second black icing, outline and flood this little gem all at once. Let it dry overnight.
2. Add some oddly shaped windows. The key to a good Haunted House is to make everything oddly shaped -- the doors, the windows, the walls....
In case you are wondering...my gingerbread houses don't typically look like this. And also, they are usually made of gingerbread and not cookie. Actually, if I'm being completely honest...they are usually made of graham crackers and are completely lopsided and missing most of their original candy. And these houses don't have any candy to begin with. And that's not happy. That's scary. Just like Halloween. Oh look -- Halloween Houses.
1. Outline the house, the door and the windows with a thick black icing. Remember that in October "wonky" is basically the same word as "haunted." Let the outline dry for a couple of hours.
2. Fill in the house part with orange 20 second icing and let it dry for another hour or so.
3. Randomly choose colors of 20 second icing to fill in the windows, door and chimney. Let the whole cookie dry overnight.
4. Using your thick black icing again, go crazy with the details. Add some spiderwebs, bats, shutters, eyeballs...board up the place if you like. Since you are using thick icing, you really only have to give those boards about 2 minutes before adding some more on top.
My boy child is really mad that I didn't make the door of this house look like a mouth that wanted to eat you. If you happen to make these cookies...you should add a mouth as the door. Just for him.
1. Grab your thick black icing and outline the house. Make some windows and doors. For the attic window, I lightly pressed the bottom edge of a piping tip into the cookie and then piped around the impression it left. Let the outline dry for an hour or so. If you have really thick icing, it might only need about 20 minutes.
2. Use 20 second icing to fill in the walls of the house. Let it dry for a bit.
3. Fill in the doors and windows with more of that 20 second icing. This would be a good time to remember my son's wish and make the door black so it can look like a mouth. (No pressure though. I won't tell him if you choose regular doors.) Let it dry overnight.
4. Add some fun details. Like a mouth for a door. (What? WHERE does that keep coming from?) I found that teeny-tiny bats come out the best when you make a teeny-tiny heart in the middle and then add teeny-tiny "v" shapes to either side. When in doubt...add nailed up boards....eyeballs.
|Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2012 10:43|