Friday, October 3, 2008

Friendly Frankensteins

Here's a fun little cookie idea for Halloween...Friendly Frank! :) I really like these because they look sweet and not scary!

To make the cookies:
  • Using a #2 or #3 tip, outline Franks' face in black. (Spectrum Super Black)
  • With the same tip, make a zig-zag outline for the hair and outlines for the neck bolts.
  • Thin black, green and white (gray, if not using luster dust later) icing with water to the consistency of syrup. Cover with a damp cloth and let sit several minutes. (Green: AmeriColor Leaf Green)
  • Starting with the green icing, run a rubber spatula through the icing to pop bubbles that have risen to the surface. Transfer to a squeeze bottle.
  • Fill in the faces with green icing. Use a toothpick to guide into corners.
  • With the thinned black flood icing, fill in the hair.
  • With the white flood icing, fill in the bolts.
  • Let dry at least 1 hour.
  • With a #1 or #2 tip, pipe a scar and eyes in black.
  • With a #1 tip and red icing, pipe a smile. :) (AmeriColor Super Red)
  • Let dry overnight.
  • Mix silver luster dust with vodka.
  • Using a small paintbrush, apply the silver to the white bolts.

15 comments:

  1. Wow, they really do look friendly! So cute.

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  2. Oh these are very cute. Mine look all scary, LOL.

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  3. These are so cute! Do you just use one cookie recipe- if so would you mind sharing it? Your cookies look so sturdy without being hard. thanks!

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  4. Awww, such cute little Frankies!

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  5. so cute!grrrr-that's a frankenstein sound

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  6. Adorable! I have a Frankenstein cutter, but haven't used it yet. Also, have you tried Silver Glaze? It eliminates the step of mixing dust with alcohol.
    Here's a link: http://www.fancyflours.com/silver-glaze.html

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  7. Laura...I haven't tried it, but I really need to. :)

    Emily Rose...if you click on the
    "livestrong" label to the right, you'll find the recipe I use there. I do like it...the cookies turn out sturdy, but still tender. You can play around with the extracts for different flavors as well.

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  8. Congratulations on ALL your work! You are an incredible decorator... so gifted...
    Thank you for sharing and showing your art =)

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIDGET! SORRY I AM A DAY LATE :) HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL DAY!!

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  10. Thanks so much Bridget! I can't wait to try it out!

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  11. Bridget, there is something for you on my blog.

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  12. I love these. What cookie cutter do you use?

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  13. Thank you, Montee!!!

    LeeAnn...believe it or not, I have a Frankestein cutter! :) I can't remember where I got it, though.

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