Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ombre Pumpkin Cookies

Y'all know my philosophy on cookies.  Less time decorating, more time eating.  It's really my life's motto...spend as much time eating cookies as possible.
ombre pumpkin cookies from @bakeat350

Here's a super simple decorated cookie idea for you: ombre pumpkin cookies. 

ombre pumpkin cookies from @bakeat350
You'll just basically use one color icing for the main part of the pumpkins, in 4 shades.  I started with a medium shade, then added a little bit of it to white icing to make a couple shades lighter, and added a bit more food coloring in another bowl to make a shade darker.

ombre pumpkin cookies icing photo ombrepumpkincookiestint-1.jpg
For this orange, I used AmeriColor Orange and Ivory.

For the stem and tendril, I used AmeriColor Avocado.  This is only because I'm out of Leaf Green and it was too late to run to Hobby Lobby.

ombre pumpkin cookies from @bakeat350
I made the cut-out cookies the day before, so decorating went really quickly.

Make your royal icing and tint.  Then, use a #2 tip to outline the sections of the pumpkin.  (You can even use a food coloring marker to draw on lines before piping...I did this for some of the cookies.)

Thin the icing 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.

making ombre pumpkin cookies from @bakeat350
Fill in the outlined sections, using a toothpick to guide to the edges and pop large air bubbles.

I really wanted the colors to be right up next to each other as opposed to separated by big outlines, so I brought the thinned flood icing right up over the outlines.  To prevent the colors running, I flooded areas that weren't touching, let them set a bit, then flooded the adjacent colors. 

Once the icing has dried about an hour, add the stem and tendril in green using a #1 tip.

ombre pumpkin cookies from @bakeat350
I think these cookies would be super cute in shades of green or pink, too!

Psst...don't forget the super fabulous giveaway on the blog right now as well as ANOTHER KitchenAid Stand Mixer giveaway from my friend Add a Pinch. Woot!

ombre pumpkin cookies from @bakeat350

14 comments:

  1. Bridget,
    I love all your cookies. These are so cute.
    Annamaria

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  2. These cookies look so beautiful! Happy Friday, Bridget :)
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  3. adorable! I might just try this for a pumpkin carving party that we are going to, just bought a pumpkin cookie cutter and have been trying to think of what to do with it, thanks!! :)

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  4. This cookies look so beautifull.i try it.thangs for this blog. thank u so muchhhh/ plz like this page:http://www.eggmcmuffin.net/

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  5. تعتبر شركة الحارس الخاص واحدة من الشركات المتخصصة والكبري للكثير من اعمال شركة امن وحراسة افضل الاعمال الرائعة والخصومات الكبيرة نقدمها الان اليكم لدينا على موقعنا المتميز افضل خدمات شركة حراسات خاصة باسعار مميزة جدا تناسب الجميع

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  6. شركة امتار الشركة الكبري المتخصصة للكثير من خدمات العزل المائي والعزل للخزانات شركة كشف تسربات لدينا على موقعنا افضل خدمات وخصومات العزل باسعار مميزة جدا تناسب الجميع باسعار تناسبكم جميعا

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  7. شركة اللويمي من الشركات الكبري فى الرياض المتخصصة لاعمال شركة كشف تسربات لدينا افضل الخدمات المميزة والخصومات الرائعة من على موقعنا

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  8. شركة اجازتنا الشركة الكبري المتخصصة للكثير من الخصومات الكبيرة والاعمال المميزة من على موقعنا رحلات شرم الشيخ افضل الاعمال المميزة نقدمها الان اليكم من على موقعنا المتميز والمتخصص

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  9. شركة العنود شركة كبري متخصصة للكثير من خدمات وخصومات تنظيف خزانات بمكة افضل الاعمال الرائعة والخصومات الكبيرة تجدوها مع شركة العنود الشركة الكبري للكثير من الخدمات

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