Still, they turned out great and there is no denying these creepy skeletons are cool and sure to please.
The secret to making them is royal icing that is the consistency of yogurt. The icing needs to be thin enough to spread yet thick enough to hold an edge and not run.
Practice piping on a plate to make sure you have the correct consistency before you begin.
Here's how to make them:
|A friend gave my daughter this cool "Gingerdead Men" cutter as a gift. Thank you Una for letting me borrow it.|
|It's a cookie cutter and a "skeleton press" all in one.|
|After cutting the cookies, place the skeleton design on top and gently and evenly press.|
|One down, a few more to go.|
|Once the black royal icing is in, the next part is much easier. Fill in the indented skeleton design with white royal icing. I also used a #1 pastry tip for this and a skewer to help move the icing. Let the cookie dry completely before packaging.|