This site is full of goodies to make your Halloween go with a Scream!!!
Trick or Treat?
Trick or treat, Smell my feet,
Give me something good to eat, Give me candy, Give me cake, Give me something good to take!!!
Have a Great Halloween!!!
We mask our faces
and wear strange hats,
and moan like witches
and screech like cats,
and jump like goblins
and thump like elves,
and almost manage
to scare ourselves!
For the Ghoulish Gravestone cookies, use the
Spooky Sugar Cookies recipewith a gravestone cookie cutter, bake & cool completely, then cover
with Royal Icing,
but tint the icing gray using a small amount of black food coloring, then
add just enough light corn syrup for the icing to level itself when spread,
but so it still hardens enough to use food coloring pens for the lettering.
Be sure to wait a full day or at least overnight for the royal icing to
harden completely before using the food coloring pens. Food coloring pen
sets have become available in most large grocery stores with the cake
decorating supplies, plus specialty cake decorating stores or online. If you
cannot find any, use a fine, soft watercolor brush and normal black food
You can use any lettering style you like for your gravestone epitaphs, and
you can vary your font styles as you wish. If you are overwhelmed by the
concept of free-hand lettering, print out your epitaphs from your computer
in fonts you like and the layout centered to your preference, then use those
as models to draw on the cookies. I say "draw" because elaborate lettering
by hand is much more like drawing than writing, since you are placing each
line for the end result image, not just writing quickly to get words down.
I hadn't made gravestone cookies in the past since the only cookie cutters I
found were the simple upside-down U shape, which I thought too boring, but I
found a more elaborate cutter the same year I made my first outside
gravestones, so I thought the theme very appropriate! My first year I wanted
to be sure the epitaphs were legible so everyone would get the jokes, which
they did, and I was going for a simple carved style. The next year I kicked
myself because I've been good at free-hand calligraphy since I was 9 years
old, so why not go all out with the lettering? I chose a consistent Old
English blackletter font style since I liked the look and can do it in my
sleep since I've done it free-hand so many years now. Since I hadn't used
the "punny" epitaphs for my yard gravestones, I used them on my cookies,
using the same 13 epitaphs that made me laugh the most for the entire batch
of cookies. The only drawback to making these cookies every year is that in
only 4 years my black food coloring pen has already run out of ink!
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