Friday, October 28, 2011

One-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eater (cookies)

Please tell me you know the song....Purple People Eater?  Here's a link if you don't (or even if you do).
I don't know if a bunch of songs like these were all on the same KTel album in the 70's, but Purple People Eater, Monster Mash and Witch Doctor were the songs that played at every Halloween party when I was a kid.  Good stuff.

Now, my Purple People Eaters kind of look like they are wearing party hats...I assure you that is a horn.  It just *doubles* as a party hat.  Where do you think he finds all of those people to eat? ;)
To make you One-eyed, One-horned Flying Purple People Eater cookies, you will need:

  • cookies: I used a circle and attached wings on the sides and a triangle on top
  • royal icing, tinted with AmeriColor Regal Purple, Egg Yellow, Electric Green, Bright White and Super Black
  • disposable piping bags
  • tips: #2, #12, #5, #1
  • squeeze bottles (2)
 
First, here's a peek at how to put the cookie together.  I used a template for the wings and just "winged it" (ha!) for the horn. 

Use a #2 tip to outline the monster in purple.

Use another #2 tip to outline the wings in egg yellow.

Use a #2 tip to outline the horn.  Use a back and forth motion to fill in the horn outline.

Thin the purple and yellow icings (reserve a bit for later) with water, a little at a time, until it is the consistency of thick syrup.  Cover with a damp dishtowel and let sit several minutes.

Stir gently with a rubber spatula to pop any large air bubbles that have formed. Transfer to squeeze bottles.

 
Fill (flood) the monster head/body with purple.  Use a toothpick to guide to edges and pop and large air bubbles that have formed.

Flood the wings.

Switch the tip on the purple icing bag to a #1 and add a little striped detail to the horn.

Let the cookies sit for at least one hour.

(So, here's where it got dark and I lost my natural light for pictures.  Boo.)
Use a #12 tip to pipe an eye in white.  Immediately, pipe the pupil in black on top of the white using a #5 tip.

Switch the tips to #1's and add a mouth and teeth. (Ya gotta have teeth to eat people.)

Use a #2 tip to pipe a little detail on the wings in yellow.

There you have it...
One-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eater cookies!  

{The song is stuck in your head now, isn't it?  Welcome to my world.}

59 comments:

  1. these are so cute. i love that song. makes me want to dance. have a great weekend. (:

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  2. I remember those songs but they sure as heck didn't have these adorable cookies at any Halloween party I went to. Love your funny creative mind Bridget.

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  3. Those are so cute! One of these days I need to get brave enough to try making some adorable cookies like that! For some reason, royal icing sill intimidates me :)

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  4. I love them! So cute. And yes, the songs were all on the same album, along with "Ding Dong The Witch is Dead".

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  5. These are really fun. That song totally reminds me of my childhood and singing that with my family. Love how creative you always are!

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  6. Never heard of that song, but I am in love with these cookies!

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  7. These are the cutest!!!! You are totally making me want to bake more...I may give it a try this weekend!!!

    Enter my Shabby Apple FAB Frock Giveaway!!

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  8. These are adorable! Totally worth getting the song stuck in my head. I am always in amazement of your skill and creativity. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  9. I feel deprived!
    1. I don't have these cookies on a plate under my nose, and
    2. I've never heard the Flying Purple People Eater song!

    :(

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  10. I just died. These are SO CUTE! I love them! I wish I had your talent. I tried to do cookies like yours for my son's birthday ( http://www.melindabryantphotography.com/2011/04/very-merry-un-birthday.html ), but they were a sad imitation. Still, it's so fun to imagine making cookies this cute :)

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  11. What a cute idea! Those cookies are adorable!

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  12. Yes I remember the song just starting the teen age years. These are so cute I will try them for halloween Thanks Debbie
    http://somewhereinstitches.blogspot.com

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  13. these are so cute! I loved those songs too, ah my youth (so long ago LOL)

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  14. Thanks for allowing the song to now be with me...all day! The cookies look great...I love the colors of them!

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  15. Deliciously beautiful. Have a nice weekend

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  16. Of course I know those songs...I had a big vinyl album of them when I was growing up...and it played year-round, if I remember correctly! ;)

    What beautiful little monsters those are!

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  17. These are so cute! And you are so right- now that song is stuck in my head!

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  18. They are lovely! I can't say I know the song, but I do know the drink...

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  19. You're right, the song IS stuck in my head now:) I like this guys little face, he looks so happy but then you realize it's really a creepy smile. Because he's been eating people!

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  20. My favorite part of this purple people eater is the mouth and fangs (you know, the teeth)! I have been making cake pops, but they are waaay too sweet for my family's liking. I just might have to try my hand at cookies. Thanks for all the great directions!

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  21. Just pinned these little critters....soooo fabulous Bridget. As a matter of fact I am gonna go around pinning lots of your stuff right now.

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  22. He's adorable!!! Of course I know this song:)

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  23. Oh my heck those are just about my favorite of all your cookies....so darling! Yes, I know that song!!!

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  24. AAAHHH!!! I love these so much. Super fun idea :)

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  25. omg I haven't heart that song in years!! I LOVE it!! so fun!

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  26. Adorable. Thanks for starting my day with a smile. (and yes, I now have that song stuck in my head!)

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  27. As a Minnesota Vikings fan, I can tell you that we sort of adopted that song as our own. The Vikings are long referred to as purple people eaters!

    Gotta tell ya... these guys... WAAAAAYYYYYYYY cuter. And I think I would much rather stop by your blog on Sundays and cheer YOU on then the Vikings! ;)

    Great job Bridget!

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  28. I love these guys and your sense of humor! Ironic that these little people eaters are going to be eaten by people, mwaaaah ha ha!

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  29. These are so creative and adorable. Love them.

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  30. These are simply the cutest little things ever!

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  31. These cookies are awesome! So creative! :) I am new to your blog and love it! You now have a new follower. :)

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  32. I LOVE those!.........and the song:)

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  33. These are SO adorable. I wish I was as good at decorating cookies as you ;) I will stick to cakes and cupcakes :)

    http://bakingbridgette.wordpress.com/

    -Bridgette

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  34. Oh wow I didn't know anyone else had that record- or played it on Halloween! My gram always played it on Halloween!!! So do you know Rubber Ducky, Shaving Cream, and I Love Onions? LOL! I may have to try these since we are getting snowed in as I type this. ;)

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  35. Oh, if I was this talented I would so make these for my grandparents. When they got married like 55 years ago, my grandpa kept joking with my grandma that this was "their" song - no one remembers why, but the joke stuck. They have a stuffed monster that sings "their" song, and it always throws guests off :)

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  36. I remember that song!!! These cookies are amazing!!!! You are so creative Bridget.

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  37. So cute. So creative. And, from what I gather from reading your blog, so you.

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  38. Um, yes. That song IS stuck in my head.. thanks for that! These are so stinkin' cute! You are so clever. I need lessons...

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  39. Ahhhh these are sooo cute! And now I have the song stuck in my head, LOL!

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  40. Those are adorable! Perfect for Halloween.

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  41. I think the horn is adorable.

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  42. Bridget I love these!! Totally forgot ALL ABOUT that song!! Now it's gonna be stuck in my head...alllll day.

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  43. I LOVED this song as a kid and I LOVE these cookies!! Such a good idea ;)

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  44. Those are SCARY cute! Mwahahaha (sinister laugh, in Romanian accent, of course)

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  45. FREAKING ADORABLE!!!

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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  46. oooo now that song is stuck in my head

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  47. Just found your blog through The Pioneer Woman website. These cookies are amazing. Thanks for sharing. I will have to make them for the kids some day, but my decorating will be scary.

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  48. :D I love them. They are so funny and cute.

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  49. Yes, yes! I do remember those songs! I love these little guys, they have the greatest expression.

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  50. Cute! But why did you change the look of your blog?

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  51. Gosh I've missed seeing your posts. These guys are completely adorable!

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  52. Oh the Purple People Eater, so many memories!! My dear, your talent continues to BLOW my mind!

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  53. nossa adorei o seu blog, sou do brasil e estou viajando nos seus cookies e a forma como explica fica mais fácil de fazer,parabéns pelo seu talento!!!

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  54. these are adorable cookies, great tutorial too.

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