Cat-in-Pumpkin Halloween Cookie

Posted by Admin on Food & Drinks
EEEK!
While I may have been elbow deep in orange, purple and black icing these past couple of weeks, Halloween isn’t a day we really get to celebrate… 
I’d gladly take the kids trick-or-treating, but as there’s not much buy-in for this (American) holiday from our (South African) neighbourhood, they’d come home with pretty empty bags.   
So, when my son told me (months ago) what he’d like to dress up as for Halloween, I responded with  “Great idea” and didn’t think much more about it. 
 Now though, a few days before the 31st, he’s still fixed on this idea. And it dawned on me that he’s probably expecting mom (i.e. me!) to get the costume together for him … him being nine and not yet able to drive himself to the store…  EEEK! 
Ok, so I’m not on-top of the costume situation, but at least the cookies (which no trick-or-treaters are going to coming knocking for) are done…

Mike, from SemiSweet Designs, has got a great tutorial on how to add a ghost to a pumpkin cookie (find it here). So I used that concept for both a ghost and a cat in a pumpkin (top row in the photo above).
Visit Mike’s tutorial to see  how to make the ghost; but here are a couple of progress shots of how I made the cat version….

Outline the cat’s head with detail-consistency royal icing,

then flood with flood-consistency icing, and allow to dry before adding the pumpkin, and rest of the details. (See Mike’s tutorial – link above). 
The recipe that I use for royal icing is here, along with a description of the consistencies I’ve mentioned. 
Now excuse me while I dash to the mall to do some last minute Halloween-costume shopping!
Happy decorating!
xxM