Zombies seem to be everywhere these days. Could it be because Halloween is in a couple days? Possibly, but it seems as though zombies dominate all areas of media throughout the year. My husband’s favorite show is Walking Dead. All four of my kids love zombie video games. I happen to have love zombie movies. One of my favorite all time movies is I Am Legend and I really enjoyed the latest zombie big pic, World War Z. On my retail website (Country Kitchen SweetArt) “zombie” is currently one of the top search terms. These cute, not scary, zombie cookies are perfect for celebrating the undead! They are baked using cookie cutters from FRED. Order them here, then decorated with run sugar.
The following Halloween projects are perfect for simple treats that kids can help make. Bright colors were chosen, but you can give the treats a spookier look by using black and white instead. This was one of a project that was cut from my book, Decorate Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies with Kids. My son, Simon and my mom decorating a skeleton face cake, skeleton face and pumpkin cookies, skeleton bone caramel pretzels, and pumpkin donuts.
This pumpkin cookie box was created with Nordicware’s 3-D pumpkin pan. The cookie dough was rolled and then formed into the sprayed pan. After the bowl was baked and cooled, I covered it with orange rolled fondant and added rolled fondant accents. The sugar cookies inside the box were iced with run sugar icing. This project was one of ten of my projects that were featured in “1000 ideas for decorating cupcakes, cookies & cakes.” Whenever I need some inspiration, this is my go-to book! It is full of beautiful confectionary projects from around the world.
Pumpkin Cookie Box with Marbled Leaf Cookies
1000 Ideas for decorating cupcakes, cakes and cookies.
Owls continue to be a hot theme. Owls are great for birthday themes, graduation or fall. I decorated these owls with bright, vibrant jewel tones to compliment the beautiful colors of fall. These cookies were baked with a chocolate sugar cookie recipe, and decorated with run sugar.
Our basement was just recently finished, so we decided to have a fall party. Luckily the rainy weather cleared in time to give us a beautiful night for a cookout. We served hot dogs and chili, and then had lots of sweets!
Caramel Corn, Peanut Butter Balls, Ghost Truffles, and Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
Sugar Cookies and Mint Cookies, Skeleton Truffles, Milk Chocolate Nut Truffles, Caramels
This cake was baked in a skeleton pantastic cake pan, and then covered in fondant. The cake board is fondant that has been textured with my texture mat from the floral set. The spiders are hand molded and glittered with disco dust. The chocolate cookies are decorated with fondant. The lettering was created with the cake cricut. Complete instructions for this cake can be found on Country Kitchen’s Website.