Monday, October 15, 2012

For my little sister on Halloween...

Bride of Frankenstein decorated cookies for Halloween (with full tutorial)
Here's how the story goes...

...my sister is 5 years younger than I am and was in high school when I started working for Delta.  My dad had been transferred to Atlanta, home of Delta, which led me to tell my sister about a very fancy hair salon I'd heard about while I was in flight attendant training.

So, when prom rolled around, Molly went to have her hair styled at the salon.  I happened to be home for the weekend, so Mom & I dropped Molly off at the salon and planned to pick her up when she was finished.

Bride of Frankenstein decorated cookies for Halloween (with full tutorial)
Hours later, Molly emerged from the salon, I'm not exaggerating, with her hair piled and ratted at least 12 inches high.  She was only missing the white streaks.  Mom & I looked at each other and didn't say a word.

My sister got into the car, shut the door, and my mom said, "well, how do you like it?"
Molly's reply, "I look like the *freaking* Bride of Frankenstein."

{Except she might have used more colorful language.}

I remember slowly turning to my mom, waiting for the reprimand on the colorful language bit...words like that were just NOT used in our house (or car)...and she burst out laughing.

What followed was a race home, so Molly could re-wash and style her OWN hair, and be ready for prom.
Bride of Frankenstein decorated cookies for Halloween (with full tutorial)
Bride of Frankenstein prom hair.....scarier than any horror movie.

You don't need a frightening hair story to make Bride of Frankenstein cookies, though.  All you need is a simple candy corn-shaped cookie cutter.

You'll need:
Use a #2 tip to outline a heart shape with a rounded bottom for the face in the lighter purple.

Use another #2 tip to outline the hair with black icing.  Reserve some of this piping consistency black icing for adding details later.

Thin the light & dark purples and black icings with water, a bit at a time, stirring with a silicone spatula, until it is the consistency of a thick syrup.  You'll want to drop a "ribbon" of icing back into the bowl and have it disappear in a count of "one thousand one, one thousand two." Four is too thick, one is too thin.  Count of 2-3 is good.  Cover with a damp dishcloth and let sit for several minutes.

Stir gently with a silicone spatula to pop and large air bubbles that have formed.  Pour into squeeze bottles as needed.

Flood the face portion of the cookies with the thinned light purple icing, using a toothpick to guide to the edges and to pop large air bubbles.

Working 6-8 cookies at a time, flood the hair  portion of the cookies with the thinned light black icing, using a toothpick to guide to the edges and to pop large air bubbles.

Starting with the first cookie flooded, add squiggles of thinned dark purple icing directly on top of the wet black icing.

Let the cookies rest for at least one hour.

Use a #2 tip to pipe eyes in white.

Switch the tip on the black icing to a #1 and add pupils, eyebrows, eyelashes, and a nose.

Use a #1 tip to pipe a heart-shaped mouth.

Molly, this is for you:


PS...I think a lot of Bride's problems could have been solved with a good hair gel.

PS 2...if you want to see what a multi-tasker a candy corn cookie cutter is, take a look at just a few cookies made using it.  It's a good shape to have in your arsenal.
  1. walruses
  2. popcorn
  3. kissing couple
  4. ...candy corn! 

47 comments:

  1. Bridget these are beautiful!...or spooky! :) Seriously, they are works of ART! You amaze me!

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  2. LOL poor girl, but at least you made her cookies to remind her of it;p

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  3. I think I've been to the same salon in Atlanta a time or two. But these cookies totally make it better for your sister, I'm sure.

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  4. What a great story and memory (maybe not so much for Molly) LOL!
    Love that you added the video too, just for extra oomph!
    Great looking cookies Bridget. I've not seen any other Bride Of Frankenstein ones and you NAILED them (much like what's in Frankenstein's neck)!!!

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  5. These look A-MAZING! Really inspired to do a Halloween bake sesh at the moment! Thanks for that lol :)

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  6. All of your stories about your days with Delta airline are funny but this one is a real hair-raiser! No pun intended. Poor Molly! I'm sure she did look fabulous for her prom (after the wash-out) and I'm sure you and her get many laughs looking back on that day. These cookies are so original and so cute, I love that you dedicated this post and cookies to Molly.

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  7. I adore these! I just posted some of my favorite Halloween treats by other bloggers - this would have definitely made the list!!

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  8. eu queria a receita do seu biscoito mais em portugues nao consegui decifrar,bjim te adoro

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  9. So cute, Bridget! Love the little heart puckered lips!

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  10. love this post! It made me laugh this morning.

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  11. Oh...that poor girl!! I can only imagine how she felt...bad hair is no bueno, especially if she paid a lot of money for it!!

    Love these cookies, they're adorable. Bride of Frankenstein is one of my all time favorite characters :)

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  12. I used my snowman cutter last week for a BOF, but I love yours more!!!! Maybe I can combine the two....

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  13. Great story and adorable cookies!!!

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  14. Giggled and SMILED the entire way through this!
    Such an awesome SISSY story! I can just see Molly getting into the car. Would give anything for the look on you and your Mom's face! CLASSIC!!!!! And you were trying to show out and be the worldly DELTA FLIGHT ATTENDANT! What I would love to see is the mad dash to fix Molly's hair once you got home!
    I can't tell you the COUNTLESS HAIR stories Melly and I share! Trying to hold on to childhood BLONDE hair for 25 or more years lends itself to many many hilarious HAIR stories!
    One of the best hair stories happened when we were in Europe! I had always dreamed of getting my hair cut at a fancy salon in Paris! You can only imagine the aftermath! At least I was in Europe where I knew NOONE!
    Once Melly went to Tuscaloosa to have her hair colored in a little salon recommended by one of our COUSINS! Can I just say~don't EVER! I mean EVER! Go to a hair salon that a COUSIN recommends! ;)
    We were all waiting for her when she arrived back to the farm. She ran straight to the bathroom~balling crying~screaming~and locked herself in the bathroom for what seemed like DAYS! When she finally came out she had this GREY like HAIR!!!!! Blondes worst nightmare is ASHY blonde hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oh the stories!
    You could totally make a candy corn cookie from the time Melly and I experimented with an at home color treatment! I'll never forget raising my hair from the tub faucet and the look on Melly's face! ORANGE x one trillion!!!!!!
    And then one time one of my Grandma's cousins came to the farm to visit! She gave me a PERM!!!!! Good LORD what was I thinking. Especially since I was flying out to Oklahoma to see the love of my life! After the perm my hair was like GOOEY gum! It was breaking off in my fingers! We honestly had to cut it about 1/2 all over my head! I mean it was the PIXIE cut of all PIXIES!!!!!! Can you believe I had t fly out for my big summer visit to see my fiance' in Oklahoma with 1/2" long hair!!!!!!!
    Okay!
    You've got me on a roll!
    I could also go on and on about how much we've always LOVED the Bride of Frankenstein movies!
    I'm totally ordering this movie to watch on Halloween night! I'm hoping it will help G to appreciate my hair style after going to HOT yoga 3 straight days in a roll and letting it dry natural!
    LOVED this post!
    LOVE these cookies!
    LOVE you!
    And love that you have SISSY's to share the FUN in life with!
    Here's to SISSY~LOVE!
    I'm totally sending Melly to read this post!
    xoxoxoxox

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  15. Those are awesome! I love the story........and the other suggestions for that cookie cutter.

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  16. Laughed so hard at that story! Love the cookies, too.

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  17. These are the cutest Halloween cookies!

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  18. Loved the story...too funny!! These are adorable cookies

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  19. Your cookies are perfect and your story is hilarious! Hopefully your sister can laugh about it now:)
    When I was in second grade my aunt was in beauty school and "practiced" on my hair for school picture day. Needless to say, I have tried to hide all the photos of seven year-old me with a grown woman's hairstyle:/

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  20. ha! this makes me want a sister so badly... even for moments like those. and as usual, your talent astounds me.

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  21. I can totally relate to your sister, although my stylist was my aunt and I couldn't fix it before I went to the dance! So upsetting! These cookies are super cute and a fun way to remember a great story.

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  22. That's a funny story. I guess you don't always get what want from a saloon. So, sometimes it's just better to do it yourself. Luckily she still had time to redo her hair.

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  23. Awesome story and some cute cookies to go with it! Clever multi use of a cookie cutter too. I love Bride of Frankenstein, last time I did costumes I dressed as her, lucky for me I used a wig.

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  24. SO funny! Too bad camera phones weren't all over the place back then because I KNOW you would have instagrammed that pic :)
    Also, my prom hair looked like Bernadette Peters, so I am not sure which is worse :)

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  25. OMG that's too funny B! Heather got an updo for a dance one that I had to almost completely re-do, she was in tears.

    These cookies are adorable!

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  26. Lovely : ) What a great idea! Thanks for showing the steps!

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  27. Oh my - I was laughing so hard reading this because I can only imagine the horror :)

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  28. These are beautiful! My prom hair, thankfully, was just curls, but for awhile right after getting it done (and hairsprayed the heck out of) I literally looked like a ribbon on a present. It was a little unnerving with all those Shirley-Temple-esque ribbon-y curls bouncing around.. not the look I was going for, but whatever.

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  29. HA! Hilarious! You are a good story teller. That is exactly how it happened and exactly how my hair looked! Love the cookies!

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  30. Love the story and the cookies!!!!

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  31. haha too funny, thank you for sharing your amazing work. Your cookies are inspiring.

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  32. Bridget, I just about DIED when I saw these! SO. ADORABLE. I just can't stop smiling!

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  33. OMG, that happened to me too - and I was going to the equivalent of the Prom.
    I'm glad it happened way before digital cameras but even then people had film cameras and I cringe at the thought of there being evidence of THAT hair and THAT dress.
    Thank goodness I'm not really famous or those photos would come to haunt me for sure.
    I seriously think I would've given Molly a run for her money with my hair.
    -Candy

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  34. Spooky + sweet all at the same time. Love these Halloween cookies and the heart shaped mouth!

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  35. Seriously, THE most creative thing I've seen in a long time! Incredible. :)

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  36. Omigosh, I had the same stylist!!! I hit the top of the car when I got in the front seat (& I am short!!). I went home & wrapped & wrapped tp around it & squished it down!! Horrible. That brought back a funny memory! Thanks

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  37. Very cute! Your poor sister... At least she had time to fix it. :)

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  38. Oh my goodness! Your poor sister! These cookies are adorable Bridget!

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  39. At your book signing, I met Molly and immediately made a reference to this post. Couldn't have mentioned her lovely photography or when she came to your Ree on TV party, had to be the hair.
    This shape could also be used to make Maleficent cookies. The movie comes out next year.

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