Halloween Edible Image Cookies

Posted on October 28th, 2011 in Decorated Cookies, Tutorials

Embellishing cookies with edible images is a such quick and easy way of decorating cookies.

I love the look of these printables by The TomKat Studio. If you haven’t seen her site yet by the way, it’s an amazing collection of party ideas and inspiration.

To make these, you’ll need a cookie recipe of your choice, such gingerbread or sugar cookies.

 You’ll also need:

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Making Halloween Image Cookies:

Once you’ve made your cookies & made and colored your royal icing, you’re ready to decorate:

Step 1: Outline cookie with white royal icing using a #2 piping tip.

Step 2: Fill in or flood your cookie using the same piping tip.

You can outline and fill in right away, or do all your outlines first, then go back and flood the cookie.

Here’s a little secret – I don’t worry about how neat my edges are too much because I know I’m going to cover them with an icing border.

Step 3: Let your icing dry (12-24 hours).  The best way to see if they’re completely dry is to put an extra cookie aside which you can test by biting into the cookie or pressing with the tip of your finger.   

*{Note: You can apply the wafer paper or frosting sheets to wet icing as well.  This method is quicker and not as sticky, however, sometimes the edges curl up a bit.  Buuut, if you’re doing a nice thick icing border that may cover the curling up}.

Step 4: Cut the edible ink image out right before you’re ready to use it.

Step 5: With a paintbrush only used for this purpose, apply a thin layer of clear corn syrup to the surface of the dry icing.

Step 6: Peel the backing from the frosting sheet and place the Halloween image onto the cookie.

Step 7: Adhere image to cookie by gently pressing from the centre and outwards.

Step 8: Thicken your white royal icing by adding icing sugar. You’re looking for the icing to form a peak when you put a spoon in it and pull upwards.

Step 9: Colour some of the icing green and some orange.

Step 10: Use a #16 star tip to pipe a shell border.

That’s it!  Serve as is or let them dry and package in a cellophane bag tied with ribbon.

A huge thanks to the lovely Niner of We Choose Organic for helping me with the photos!

Happy Halloween!

xo,

Marian

 

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