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:)
Sugar Cookie pumpkins
Mini football shaped sugar cookies (shoes)
Marshmallow noses (directions HERE p.21. Pages displayed by permission)
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)
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.
Thanks so much, Callye!
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