I have a friend who makes amazing cookies and she once told me to buy several number 8 cookie cutters. She said you can use them for almost anything. Taking her advice to heart, I bought three of them. I didn’t think about using them until I decided to make these little monster cookies. She was right, it worked perfect for each character I wanted to make.
The number eight cutter I had was a little skinny so I stretched it out until I liked the shape. Now that I have made these little monster cookies with my new favorite cutter, I can think of several other projects I want to use it for.
Supplies for Frankenstein Little Monster Cookies:
I wanted to airbrush my little monster cookies but, you don’t have to if you don’t want to. If you don’t have an airbrush gun, you can shade the edges with an edible food pin like I did on these truck cookies.
I didn’t add a lot of airbrushing color and it added a little personality to Frank. For information on how to use an airbrush gun, then follow this tutorial on airbrushing.
- Hold the airbrush gun about a half inch from the edge of the cookie and spray with warm brown AmeriColor airbrush color.
- Then, hold the gun about an inch and half away from the surface of the cookie and spray lightly with warm brown AmeriColor airbrush color.
- Then, hold the gun about an inch and half away from the surface of the cookie and spray lightly with leaf green AmeriColor airbrush color.
Now it is time to add some hair unless you like Frank a little on the bald side. With the black royal icing and a #2 piping tip, outline the hair and then flood it. If you are making several cookies you could make a template so they all look the same. Or you can do like I did and throw caution to the wind and have fun with it.
- Add a line under the hairline with the green icing. Allow it to dry for about 20 minutes.
- Pipe the eyes and tooth with the white icing and #2 piping tip. Add a 4 mm black bead to each eye.
- With the paintbrush or food safe marker, make the line for the mouth, nose and the stitches on his face.
- Let it dry overnight.
Supplies for Bride of Frankenstein Little Monster Cookies:
Brown Airbrush AmeriColor Color
Green Airbrush AmeriColor Color
- For the Bride of Frankenstein, make a circle with the flesh colored icing and #2 piping tip. While the circle is wet, outline the rest of the face and flood.
- Then, add two bead for the eyes let it dry for about 20 minutes.
- Add two dots for the ears and let it dry for about 20 minutes.
- Next, with the white icing and #2 piping tip, add two streaks for the hair and let it dry.
- With the black icing, make a zig zag line for the edges of the hair and flood it.
- Once the face is dry, paint a mouth and eye brows with the black food gel color.
So my advice to you is always listen to your cookie friends. If they tell you to buy a bunch of number eight cookie cutter, do it. You never know when you might need one to make your own little monsters or something else cool with them.
Want to see how to make the Mummy and Dracula? Click here for the step by step tutorial.