Halloween Spooky Pumpkins

Pumpkins

OK, now I am done for Halloween tutorials. I do have a few other Halloweeny ideas up my sleeve which I may share this year if I have time!

Much like the spider cookies this would be lovely to hand out to ‘trick-or-treaters’ or to make with your children at home!

What you need:

  • Cooled pre-baked round cookies
  • Round cutter the same size as your cookies
  • Oval cutter
  • Sugar paste – black, orange and green.
  • Tools – bone tool, curved tool, sharp knife.
  • Black petal dust and dry paint brush.

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Start by rolling out your orange sugar paste and cut out round circles the same size as your cookies.

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Using your bone tool make marks in the middle of your pumpkin. Then make curved lines at the 1/4 way line.

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Using your curved tool, make a small imprint in the top of the pumpkin.
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Using a dry paintbrush gently rub black dust into the groves. Once you have done this, attach your icing to the top of the cookie using royal icing, or a mixture of watered down royal icing.

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To make the eyes, roll out your black sugar paste. Cut a thin strip about 7 – 10 mm wide. using your knife cut a diagonal line across this strip to make a triangle. Repeat so that you have 2 eyes for each pumpkin.

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To make the mouth take a small piece of rolled out black sugar paste. Using your oval cutter make 2 cuts in your paste. Using your knife cut out a nice toothy grin, or alternatively leave the mouth as it is to make a happy little pumpkin.

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Next, using a small amount of green sugar paste make your stem for the top of your pumpkin – do this by rolling a ball and then rolling in your fingers to make it into a tear drop shape.

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I couldn’t resist making one of my pumpkins in a Cinderella style – I made some little leaves using the green sugar paste, making a slightly larger teardrop and flattening in my fingers and some tenderals by rolling a thin piece of sugar paste on my board and wrapping around a cocktail stick.

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Any questions or comments please write them below! Happy Baking!

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