Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Have You Ever Eaten A Corpse?

PhotobucketDue to the assuredly few of us who are

a) cannibals
b) zombies
c) vultures
or
d) chimera, and various other mythical beasts

I thought making a corpse that was delicious, as well as just a little cute, would be a great endeavour for a recent Halloween party.

They went over as a hit. I was so happy!

Here you see the wee sugar cookie corpses, pre-assembly
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And here you see them, in their piled-up corpsey glory
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All I did was take a basic sugar cookie recipe (subbing in icing sugar for plain old white sugar) and used a straw to "stab" them in the teeny cookie chest.
I used only the smallest dab of strawberry jam to hold them together. With the added bonus, of course, that they look like they're bleeeeeding!
Their little dead faces are just royal icing, a combo of neon blue and neon red to create this sort of... muted purple. In my dreams, they would have had black x's and squiggly mouths, but on a short time frame, I didn't find any black food colouring.
Anyone ever seen any? I'm not sure it exists...

6 comments:

Ms. Knitpicky said...

Black food coloring? Wiltons makes some.

littlebirdbigcity said...

So cute! I second the Wilton comment. Happy Halloween!

Julie said...

oooh, I love them!! I find gingerbread cookie cutters versatile- you can also pipe skeletons onto them for some other Halloween fun. These zombies look terrific!

Jane Richmond said...

How do you ever come up with these things?! They are beyond fantastic!

Jane Richmond said...

How do you ever come up with these things?! They are beyond fantastic!

Hilary said...

Well, I don't have too much experience with corpses, but those are pretty much the most adorable dead dudes I've ever seen. They look tasty, too! The hole in the chest with jam behind it is just brilliant!