Later this month I’ll be heading up to Petawawa. This trip will be to join my grand-son Austin in celebrating his 8th birthday. While I was there at the end of August he helped me bake and decorate some colouring book birthday cake cookies for his guests to decorate at his party and take home with them. As his party is being held close to Halloween, his theme will contain many of the things associated with special day.
I decided to make some extra cookies for him and his party guests and given that they will all be boys, skull cookies seemed to be an appropriate choice.
Using my Kopykake and a colouring book image of a skull, I piped the outline with white piping icing.
The outline was then filled in with white flood icing.
Black piping icing was then piped around the skull and bones, the mouth, eye and nose sockets and then used to fill in the eye and nose sockets and though not shown below, for outlining the teeth. A jagged line of black piping was also made for the *cracked skull*
When the white flood icing was dry, clear corn syrup was brushed along the bones, nose and eyes. White sanding sugar was sprinkled over the bones and black sanding sugar over the eyes and nose.
After enough cookies were decorated for all Austin’s party guests, I had a few left over so I made some more colouring book cookies in Halloween designs. I would have had more left over if I hadn’t eaten three of them while decorating!
You may have noticed that the cookies are not my usual vanilla bean sugar cookies. These cookies were made using Bridget’s new Chocolate Hazelnut cut-out cookie dough recipe. It’s in her new book Decorating Cookies which was officially released yesterday. They are deliciously addictive! You have a chance to win copies of Bridget’s new book and get your hands on this recipe right now. She is holding a fabulous book and Kitchen Aid mixer give-away and one of her guest bakers in the book, Amanda from I Am Baker is also holding a Decorating Cookies giveaway together with the chance to win an Amazon gift card. Oh, and this morning Meaghan is also offering you a chance to win a copy of Bridget’s book!
If you don’t win a copy of Decorating cookies from either ladies, don’t fret. I’m sure there will be several more chances from other baker’s/bloggers. I myself will be hosting a giveaway and review of Decorating Cookies in the very near future and I’m pretty excited for one of you to win Bridget’s first book. For now I will just tell you that it is a wonderful book, you’ll want to have it in your kitchen and you will definitely want this Chocolate Hazelnut cut-out cookie dough recipe!