Are you ready for the trick-or-treaters to come knocking at your door tomorrow night? Are you fortified with plenty of goodies for the little angels, goblins and super heroes?
I don’t know about you but Halloween brings back childhood memories. My three brothers and I lived in a small neighborhood with only 11 homes which translated into a huge haul of candy on Halloween night. The Moms would simply count the number of kids which never numbered more than 15, with no worry of running out of treats. Most neighbors gave large candy bars and the Harvey’s would give out three candy bars. It was chocolate heaven for me! My Mom would make up decorated bags stuffed with candy bars and Hershey Kisses. Mrs. Fritchman would hand out her homemade popcorn balls wrapped in colorful cellophane and ribbon. As I think back, how nice it was of her to make these special treats. Although, for me it fell short because it wasn’t chocolate! Tell me about your Halloween memories.
This is the last design in the three-part pumpkin cookie series. For those who love bling, I added some sparkle to this cookie. View the other designs in the pumpkin cookie series here and here.
HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE HALLOWEEN
Pumpkin Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Light Orange with AmeriColor Orange, Wilton Ivory and Wilton Gold
Royal Icing for detail tinted Brown with AmeriColor Super Brown
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Wilton Decorating Leaf Tip #67
CK White & Silver Sanding Sugar
Gold Luster Dust
Outline and pipe sections of pumpkin with #2 tip in orange icing.
Fill two sections of pumpkin with orange icing. Let sit 15 minutes.
Fill three remaining sections with orange icing. Let sit 15 minutes.
Pipe stem in brown icing.
Pipe leaves in brown icing. Let dry overnight.
Mix ½ tsp. Meringue Powder and 1 Tsp. Water. Stir until smooth. Using a paintbrush apply to pumpkin.
Sprinkle with white or silver sanding sugar. Gently shake off excess.
Using a paintbrush apply gold luster dust to leaves and stem.