Anyhoo, I thought I would share a few cookies that I recently did. I have to say that although these are not necessarily just a "Halloween" cookie, they still remind me of such. I also have to admit that I was slightly outside my comfort zone when doing these. Small piping detail is one of my weaknesses, but I decided to push the envelope and give it a try. After all, you can't get any better if you don't practice, right?
I believe, and any other cookier's that happen to stop by can correct me if I am wrong, but I think a lot of the success of doing fine detailing is the consistency of your icing. Too thick and it will not flow out easily...this causes problems also because it will crumble off the cookie easily once it is dry. If you get it too runny, it will not hold it's shape well and it will spread... and you will lose all those fine details you were trying to create.
Still with me?
So when Marilyn, of Montreal Confections, posted a tutorial on an "easier" way to make "Day of the Dead" cookies, I decided to give it a go. Marilyn puts together AMAZING tutorials, and she is kind enough (like so many other great cookiers) to share her knowledge to anyone that wants to take the time to learn something new.
These are the cookies that I came up with:
They are far from perfect and if I am being honest, they probably look a little better in the picture than they actually are, but I didn't think they were too bad for the first time. I have to say...these were sort of addicting. The possibilities are endless and once you start your detailing, it is kind of hard to stop.
I have been busy making several different Halloween cookies to share with you throughout the next week while my kids are here, so be sure to stop back by!