I just finished wrapping up (literally) one of my largest orders for a local fund-raiser taking place next weekend. More on those cookies later. As always, extra cookies are baked for those *oops* moments in decorating. Thankfully, I did not have to use the extras in the order and decided to decorate some quick cookies for Halloween.
These spider cookies were made using two different techniques. Some were done by making the webs using the wet-on-wet method and some were done by making the webs by piping onto the royal icing base once it had dried. Either way, they are quick to do and make for a fun if not a little creepy Halloween party treat.
A quick tutorial on making these using the wet-on-wet technique…
Flood your cookie in the background colour you decide to use. This example I’m using a deep orange colour that was achieved by mixing a few drops of Copper food colouring with a few drops of Buttercup Yellow.
With your flood icing still wet, apply a straight line across the center of the cookie with black piping icing. Then pipe another line from the center to the top of the cookie.
Pipe an inverted scallop line all around the outside edge of the top half of the cookie.
Add two additional lines below and on either side of the center line, beginning at the center and working your way to the edge of the cookie and add the scalloped edge.
Piping from the center out to the edges, pipe straight lines at each point of your scalloped edges.
Next step is to add the scalloped lines all around the straight lines, working from the outside to the inside of the cookie.
Let the flood icing harden a little before adding your spider otherwise the spider will sink into the flood icing just as the web does.
To make this same design using the more textured wet on dry technique, simply flood your cookie and wait until the flood icing is completely dry before repeating the above steps with black piping icing to make your spider web and your spider.