Monday, September 24, 2012

Funny Face Pumpkin Cookies

I was tickled when Callye of The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle invited me to her Pumpkin Project Party!
For days I had a lot of different ideas flying around in my head about what I could do. I finally decided to keep it simple. With the mustache craze still in full force, the image of a pumpkin cookie sporting a mustache brought a smile to my face.  I didn't want to stop at just a mustache, so added a nose and eyes.  Simple little shoes to keep my new pal upright was the finishing touch. I hope he makes you smile too:)
To make your own Funny Face Pumpkins you will need:
Sugar Cookie pumpkins
Mini football shaped sugar cookies (shoes)
Marshmallow noses (directions HERE p.21. Pages displayed by permission)
Candy eyes
Black candy melts
Mustache candy mold
Royal icing: some tinted orange, some tinted black, and some tinted brown. (Reserve some royal icing for "glue" later.)
Wilton Red Color Mist Food Color Spray (for the noses)
Directions:
Outline the pumpkin cookies with a decorating bag filled with orange royal icing and a #3 tip. Let icing set for about 15 minutes. Add water (a few drops at a time) to the orange royal icing until it is the proper consistency to fill the pumpkin cookies.
Do the same with the brown royal icing for the stems and the black royal icing for the shoes.
Leave the cookies to dry overnight.
Make the marshmallow noses (link to directions is above).
Make the mustaches with the black candy melts and candy molds according to package directions.
While the cookies lay flat, use some royal icing (in a decorating bag) to adhere the eyes, noses and mustaches to the cookies.
Leave the cookies to dry until all the components are firmly attached to the cookies.
Lastly, Use some black royal icing to adhere the pumpkins to the shoes. Use cans to hold each cookie upright while they dry firmly attached.
Have FUN!

Thanks so much, Callye! 

To see all the other fun pumpkin projects click on the links below:



42 comments:

  1. I ADORE these! Those noses really make it for me - perfection!! :)

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  2. These are so cute, I knew they were yours from a distance.

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  3. What a super cute pumpkin man. Love that mustache and those silly shoes. :) It was fun doing this project with you. ♥

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  4. I love your "Funny Face!" And, the rest of the ways to use a pumpkin cookie cutter is priceless...fun way to start a week:-D

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  5. I LOVE this guy!! He definitely made me smile! I love his nose!!!! And his shoes!! Love HIM!!

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  6. LOVE the new blog design! And these are hilarious. Had to single them out on edible crafts :).

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  7. To me, this hilarious cookie is NUMERO UNO out of all the 20 listed! And your new blog design is much much cuter :)

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  8. LOVE the BLOG LOOK!!! What a super cute, neat idea to do with a pumpkin cutter and it goes w/o saying how awesome it is to be included with you on this amazing collection.

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  9. It definitely make me smile! What a cute way to celebrate pumpkins.

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  10. I love what you created with the pumpkin cutter. Your pumpkin's face is silly and so adorable.

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  11. Oh my goodness - these are beyond cute. My daughter loves Mr. potato Head and I can't wait to show her these cuties!

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  12. These are a hoot! Reminds me of those faces you can put on trees but these being edible is the best!

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  13. Haha cute funny pumpkins! :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  14. Every time I look at these they make me smile. Too cute! So glad to be a part of this project with you :)

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  15. I LOVE YOUR NEW LOOK!! Oh my goodness, it's gorgeous!!!!! Oh, and these pumpkins are super cute too!

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  16. Super stinkin' cute! You did a really great job and with so many components!

    Sending a pat on the back your way! ;)

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  17. So much CUTER than his cousin, Mr. Potato Head!! And he's so in style with those mustaches!! XO

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  18. These are absolutely adorable!!

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  19. Best pumpkin faces ever!!! Hands down!!! So honored to be working with you!!

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  20. I haven't seen your new blog design -- I LOVE IT!!! So fun!! And these faces are fantastic!! (And not at ALL the weirdy faces I was thinking about!! Mine really were weird and not cute and amazing like yours!) Do you remember where you got your mustache candy molds? My kids would love them!

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    1. Georganne, I found it at Michael's last week for a couple of dollars:) Here's a link to the one I purchased, on Wilton's site:
      http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=8A427B4E-1E0B-C910-EA2CB1B0998A2AB4

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    2. I guess you'll have to copy and paste; I couldn't get the link to work...sorry about that. Also, Thanks for your kind words:)

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  21. Hehe it's like Mr Potato Head and Mr Pumpkin head! Brilliant!!! :D And now I am going to look upon my pumpkin cutter with much appreciation ;)

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  22. These are so ridiculously cute! Mr. Potato Head Pumpkin Face. AWESOME.

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  23. Sue, these are so fun! Love the mustaches and your new header. Jaqueline and I were talking about you and how we needed to go get cookie decorating lessons from you! My daughter had two friends over recently to learn how to make royal icing cookies. I wish you were there to really show them how. Joni

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  24. I love these, it's such a fun idea. I thought of Mr Potato Head when I saw them too. Brilliant.

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  25. This is amazing! So funny and festive. Great job. I hope you will link this up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven't already.
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/09/2012-wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas.html

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  26. These are just so fun and creative! You always have such amazing ideas Sue!!

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  27. Cutest cookies ever!!! My weekly linky party--One Creative Weekend--has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

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  28. WOw!! Love these! Too cute and so wonderful. The mustache just puts it over the top.

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  29. Mustaches on pumpkins? It just doesn't get any better than that. Found you through Itsy Bitsy Paper's link party. Pinning this lovliness. Thanks for sharing.

    abi

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