Sunday, September 30, 2012
I know today technically isn't October, but I'm so ready for Halloween. I'm pretty sure everyone else in the blogosphere is ready for Halloween, as well. I've seen so much inspiration. Today, I'm sharing a little inspiration with you.
My original idea was to give a tutorial with pictures. Then, I found this really awesome effect that made the pics look spooky. I decided to forgo the pictures in the tutorial (the tutorial will go-on).
Here's what you'll need:
royal icing in white and black
#2 and #150 tips
Using the #2 tip, outline your cookies. This is basically a base. You aren't going to flood the cookies, but it's still a good idea to outline them. It gives you a starting point, and when you get to the mummy wraps, it serves in sort of the same way that the outline on a coloring page would.
Next, you'll fill two small circles with the white. Again, you'll use the #2 tip. When you are finished, go back over the white with the black. The black circles will be smaller. If you're willing to go a little further, you can make the eyes a bit crazy.
Finally, you'll use the #150 tip to make the wraps. Here, you can do pretty much whatever you like. Don't do the whole cookie at once. I piped the icing at the top for each cookie. Then, I randomly piped more wraps, being careful to pipe one piece at a time. This prevents the icing from sinking in together. On some of the cookies, I piped straight across. On others, I piped diagonally. In the end, you should have a cookie that looks a lot like mummies.
I loved making these. They were very simple, and they are perfect for Halloween. I think I'll make some more for the kids in the neighborhood near Halloween. Now, if only I could get more than three trick-or-treaters.
Happy October (since Halloween is so far away)!