Cauldron Cookies for Halloween
Double, double toil and trouble! Those words scared me silly when I read Shakespeare’s Macbeth in high school. I imagine the witches stirring up lizard’s eyeballs with bat tails and it creeps me out. I thought I would overcome my fears this year by making cauldron cookies. After all, royal icing eyes are better than lizard eyes.
I didn’t want to make cauldron cookies with black icing since black can have a bitter taste to it. I wanted it to have details in the pot and in the oozy continence so I grabbed the airbrush gun. It made these cookies a piece of cake.
Supplies for Cauldron Cookies:
Brown icing with a #2 tip (I added a little sky blue and yellow to make it have a greenish tint to it.)
Electric Green Icing with a #2 tip
Darker green icing with a #2 tip
Royal Icing Eyes
Airbrush Colors-Black and Warm Brown
- Outline the cauldron cookie with the brown icing.
- Then, flood one side and let it dry for about 20 minutes.
- Next, flood the other side and let it dry for at least 30 minutes.
- With the airbrush gun and black airbrush color, spray the crack in the pot. For information on airbrushing, click here or here for a video.
- Next, spray the edge of the cookie black.
- Then, spray the area around the ooze with black.
- Then, pipe the electric green icing and make it look like the concoction is dripping over the edge of the cauldron.
- While it is wet, and a little dark green and brown icing.
While the icing is wet, airbrush the ooze with brown airbrush color. You need to work fast so you can add the eyes before the icing dries. If you aren’t careful, the icing will crack and look kinda weird. (Yes, I did that and didn’t like it one little bit! :/ )