Sunday, October 21, 2012

Screaming Ghoul and Monster Babushka Halloween Cookies

Screaming Ghoul cookie

OK this past week did not go exactly as planned.

Nope not even close.

I was supposed to post tutorials for these 2 cookies during the week and be up to a new one today. Real life can be so time consuming sometimes.

My new kitchen is almost finished, tomorrow they pop on the finishing touches and then there is just the painting to go.

Oh and install lights, which sadly will not be the chandelier that I bought and had to return due to the fact that Mr Sweet could not actually walk through the room without ducking.........Oh my goodness I am so dumb sometimes I don't think about that stuff.......next house for sure.

Nervous Monster Cookie, or maybe he is super scary but needs to pee....

Anyhoo I am trying a new tutorial style today to save me a bit of time and plus these particular cookies are pretty simple so I hope y'all like it.

CHRISTMAS COOKIE DEMONSTRATIONS IN BRISBANE

and if you are in Brisbane don't forget that I have some Christmas Cookie demonstrations on the 27th of October (yup next weekend) and the 17th of November as part of Hands on Brisbane. I will be demonstration how I roll out the cookie dough, how I get an even finish and then decorate a range of cookies from elegant snowflakes to these cute babushka snowmen and penguins. The demonstrations are very interactive and limited to 15 people so you can feel free to ask me as many questions about cookies or blogging that you would like. The sessions are on from 10:30am to 12:30 at the Bleeding Heart Cafe Brisbane and are $30. Tickets are available HERE.



GIVEAWAY

Plus also for those of you in Brisbane I have  giveaway  for a double pass to the Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show. The pass will be for a Flavour Session and one day general admission to the show.



The Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show is on from 9 - 11  November at the Brisbane convention center and are lots of super exciting things to do including celebrity chef sessions, exhibitor stands, masterclasses and Chef's Book signings. Pop over to the official website HERE to see all the important information. I will be along one day to check it all out and can't wait.

To enter the competition simply follow the instructions on this Rafflecopter giveaway, it's open until next Sunday...Ummm I'm a little unsure of the actual time due to timezone difference but the Rafflecopter has a countdown thing going on.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

OK and for everyone even those not in Brisbane......on to the tutorials. If you totally hate this new collage style I have done up let me know :)


Screaming Ghoul Babushka Cookie
Ingredients and Equipment
Babushka sugar cookies (baked and ready to decorate I used the recipe from Sweets on a Stick)
Babushka cookie cutter 
Black Ready Roll Fondant
small rolling pin
clean food safe brush and water
cornflour (corn starch) or crisco/oil for rolling out fondant
Small amount of white fondant

1. Knead the black fondant until pliable. Dust the workbench with cornflour (corn starch) or rub on a little crisco/oil and roll out the fondant until a couple of mm's (1/8") thin.

2. Using the cookie cutter, press down and cut out a babushka shape.

3. Brush the cookie with a small amount of water and press the fondant onto the cookie. Use the small rolling pin to adhere the fondant to the cookie by pressing down lightly, if necessary gently roll out the fondant to the sides of the cookie by lightly rolling the rolling pin towards the edge.

4. Take a small amount of white fondant and using your fingers shape it into a ghoul face (see step 4 for example) and press onto the cookie in the face area. Shape a small amount of the excess black fondant into eyes and mouth (once again see step 4 for example of shapes).

5. Press the black fondant eyes and mouth onto the face where you would like them. Use a tiny amount of water if necessary to stick the black fondant down, make sure you do not use too much or the black will run into the white fondant.


Nervous Monster Babushka Cookie
Ingredients and Equipment
Babushka sugar cookies (baked and ready to decorate I used the recipe from Sweets on a Stick)
Babushka cookie cutter 
Green Ready Roll Fondant
small rolling pin
clean food safe brush and water
small sharp knife
cornflour (corn starch) for rolling out fondant
Small amount of white fondant
Black edible pen

1. Knead the green fondant until pliable. Dust the workbench with cornflour (corn starch) and roll out the fondant until a couple of mm's (1/8") thin.

2. Using the cookie cutter, press down and cut out a babushka shape.

3. Brush the cookie with a small amount of water and press the fondant onto the cookie. Use the small rolling pin to adhere the fondant to the cookie by pressing down lightly, if necessary gently roll out the fondant to the sides of the cookie by lightly rolling the rolling pin towards the edge.

4. Using the sharp knife cut some of the excess green fondant (that is still rolled out) into two monster arms, shape see step 4 for example. You may need to manipulate the monster fingers a little with your own fingers to get a shape you are happy with. Stick the arms onto the cookie at each side.

5. Roll out some of the white fondant to make a large oval eye and stick onto the cookie where you would like it using a tiny amount of water to adhere if necessary. Allow the cookie to dry for an hour or so and then use the edible black pen to draw a black dot on the eye, a mouth (I made mine a little wonky) and a short line at the bottom to make legs). *

* Note any of these directions are just suggestions, it's a monster it could have 5 eyes and no legs :)

The cookie cutters I used are from Bisk-art and the easy vanilla sugar cookie dough recipe I used is from Sweets on a Stick.



Or here at fishpond (Aus/NZ)

Sweets on a Stick: More Than 150 Kid-Friendly Recipes for Cakes, Candies, Cookies, and Pies on the Go!

12 comments:

  1. Hi Linda,

    We have awarded Bubble and Sweet with the 'Versatile Blogger' Award :)
    http://honeyandlulu.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/nostalgia-versatile-blogger-award.html

    Congratulations - your blog is absolutely fantastic and you most certainly deserve it!

    Have a lovely week,

    Chloe & Sarah

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  2. How exciting about your new kitchen and demos! Will you show us pictures? :)

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  3. Really nice ideas...I really want to try those.Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Great idea. I am off to test these out on my boys!!

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  5. You are too clever Linda. I love the Ghoul and the snowman.

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  6. Loving the Halloween treats !!!
    Think I might try the christmas ones - they look too cute

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  7. Thanks for sharing. Always love your tips and advice.

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  8. Love your babushka cookies, very clever

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