Monday, October 28, 2013

Sugar Skull cookies with HORNS!!!!

Sugar skulls seem to be really popular these days. I really enjoy seeing them. All the different colors, designs and mediums. From tattoos to t-shirts to jewelry to cookies.  Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2 but you can find these colorful skulls in many places throughout the whole year.     

I made a Day of the Dead Gingerbread Man last year so this year I wanted to try something different. I saw the coolest ornaments at Cost Plus World Market. I decided I wanted to try and make a cookie version of them. Here is a pic of my inspiration...
  Now on to the cookie...I cut out a simple skull cookie using my Wilton Skull Cutter and then just hand cut some horns. Added the hand-cut horns to the skull and then baked the cookie. That's it. Pretty simple. After they were baked the fun began. Lots of intricate designs with plenty of colors. 

Alot of fun. I hope these encourage you to try and make these as well. Pretty lil devils hee hee.
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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Heart Rib Cage Cookies

I saw this super cool print on a T-Shirt awhile ago and like most cookiers you see something and think "how can I get that on a cookie?" Perfect timing with Halloween coming up and all. So I made these fun ribcage heart cookies. After piping the white bones onto the cookie it just needed something else so I painted some shadowing to give it some depth. Just thinned down some ivory food coloring with water and shaded the edges. To top it off.....cuz we always have to top it off with something lol. I added a glittery heart. Kinda turned a creepy cookie into a cute cookie I guess. But then again some would still say this is a creepy cookie. I prefer creepy Muahahaha!!!
Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful fun month of October!!
And because two pictures is better than one ;)
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