Don’t go to craft shows with me! I mean it! Don’t do it! I get like a kid in a candy store and I will embarrass you! I will see something and quickly
run walk over to it and grab it so no one else will get it. Even if there are 40 of them, I know they will be different because they are handmade and I have to have the one that was made just for me. I am obsessed! Then, as I get ready to pay I will push the item into your hand and make you pay for it because I see a folk art pumpkin at the next booth! I HAVE to have that cute adorable folk art pumpkin! So you are stuck in line paying for my stuff so I can go over there and grab that pumpkin before anyone else can get it! It is MINE, MINE, ALL MINE I tell ya!! (Evil laugh here) I told you not to go to craft shows with me!
First, make the orange icing. I used AmeriColor Orange, Warm Brown, and Ivory. I don’t have a perfect recipe to give you to achieve this orange but, I can tell you how I did it.
Mix in the orange first.
Then, add the warm brown a little at a time until you get the shade you want.
And thanks to Sweet Sugar Belle, add a little Ivory until you get a folk art orange icing that makes you happy.
To get a folk art shaped pumpkin, use your favorite pumpkin cutter and give it a little trip. As you can see in the photo, take a little off the top and make the stem skinny. Now for the really fun part:
- Outline pumpkin with orange.
- Then, flood with orange. Add brown stem.
- Next, add royal icing transfer eyes while the orange is wet. Let dry for about 20 minutes.
- Add the nose and mouth.