It is the Spooky Month!
Friends, I’m happy to announce that it is the Spooky Month, and naturally that means Spooky Month cookies! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, cartoon animations make the BEST cookie material, as they are naturally clean, color blocked, and often attract the attention of a wider audience than your usual bakers or general food-lovers.
I hate this job.
These cookies were done in basically three parts: the “sketch” black outline, the flood filling, and the re-defining. It doesn’t always feel worth it when you are trying to squeeze the icing into those tight spaces knowing that you could’ve just flooded an open space (like Kevin’s uniform). But for me, I know that it’s worth it in order to get the design down first. When you “sketch” with piping icing, it’s very forgiving. If you mess up, just scrape it away, try again, and any mistakes will be covered up when you flood.
What sugar? What candy dealer?
It can also be a bit time-consuming to wait for each icing stage to dry. Recently we got a food dehydrator, and let me tell you friends, I don’t know how I survived without one all these years. It is a GAME CHANGER with cookies! Flooded cookies are ready for the next layer of decorating in a matter of minutes rather than hours, and royal icing transfers are ready for transferring in only about 20 minutes…faster than you can say, “Let’s burn it to see if it screams!”
Oh no, it’s a stranger!
I didn’t need many cookies, and aside from Skid and Pump, I feel like all other characters were fair game. My only regrets are that I didn’t do more! Maybe next year I’ll go for the full line-up.
If you made it this far and aren’t confused about the section headings, you may not have been paying enough attention. But die-hard fans will recognize that they are all Spooky Month quotes.
Happy baking, friends!