Saturday, October 21, 2017

How To Make Skeleton Hand Cookies

Skeleton Cookies
Halloween Cookies are fun...and fun to make.  Today I'm showing you how to make a Skeleton Hand for Halloween or X-ray cookies (for X-ray technician week).

Hi, I have to tell you I'm not good at drawing and I don't have the time to learn, and practice on how to draw. I'm good at piping straight lines, dots, and make cross stitch cookies...but drawing is not my forte.

For this set of cookies, I used my Pico projector. I totally love this little thing. It works amazing and makes my life easier. (Sometimes, I still wish I was able to draw and pipe without a guide). Using the Pico, I traced the image
to the cookie using a scribe tool. I've learned that I had to make sure the Royal icing is fully
set, otherwise the scratch mark from the scribe tool won't be visible.

I used close to flood consistency Royal Icing and a very small hole in
my piping bag. It's important to pipe the areas that do not connect
together first, and then skip every other area to make sure the icing
does not run together for example: in the carpal area (wrist bones). In
this case, also make sure you let the icing dry or crust over a few
minutes before you pipe the next area.

It is easy to make, but it takes some patience.  If you don't have a projector, you can always trace the pattern form a tissue paper.

So what do you need for these cookies? Well, if you are artistic and can draw free hand, forget about the projector and stencils.

Here is what I used:
  • Pico Projector (you can use other brand that you have),
  • Basic Sugar Cookie
  • Black icing for the base cookie,
  • White royal icing for the skeleton hand
  • Scribe tool (tooth pick does not work well in this case and the area of
  • the icing is too small),
  • Piping bag,
  • Scissors - to cut the off your piping bag,
  • Water in a cup to clean your scribe tool.

Have fun decorating you cookies.

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Also check out "How to Make a Skeleton Foot Cookie" video tutorial.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Jack o lantern cookie

Jack-O-Lantern Cookies

Hi, welcome to my page.  

Here is an easy Jack-O-Lanter cookie tutorial.  Even though it looks complicated, I assure you it is not. 
First thing you have to make sure your cookie is smooth on the surface....because a rough surface makes cookie decorating difficult. After all, we want easy. 

So, what do you need in order to create these cookies? Well, you will need:

- Your choice of sugar cookies baked in pumpkin shapes (which requires either a pumpkin cookie cutter or a template to cut it out by hand - which is fine if you are only doing a couple)
- Flood or piping consistency Royal icing (I like to use the same consistency through out the process) 
- Edible marker (I used Wilton brand)
- Edible food coloring Orange, Black, and Green (I used Wilton brand...and you can use any colors you'd like)
- Scribe tool or tooth pick 
- Piping bag (most of the times I use sandwich bags with no tip)
- Paper towels, some water in a cup to clean the tip or your scribe tool
                                  and lastly you will need:
                 - Some fun music playing in the background. 

If I forgot something from this list, please leave a comment below. 
Hope you enjoy this easy tutorial.  Check out the Mummy Cookie tutorial as's all made with Royal Icing, no fondant needed.

Post your picture either on my cookie page Violet's Creations  or in comment section below of this blog.

Thanks for watching and sharing! Have a AWESOME Day!