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, swirl it together but, be careful not to over mix it.
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! :/ )
While, you have the brown loaded in your airbrush gun, lightly spray the cauldron to make it shine and to blend the black airbrush color you added earlier.
Don’t you just love the ooze and the eyes? I do and I am not afraid of the double, double toil and trouble anymore. I might just read Macbeth again.
Great idea to avoid black! I too try to avoid it, which is pretty tough this time of year. If only I had an airbrush!
Okay, these are awesome!! I have pretty much zero artistic talent (especially when it comes to cookie decorating) so I totally admire how gorgeous these are.
Wow, you’ve taken the cauldron to the next level – I really think this is what they look like in real life. Not that I have one or anything… 🙂
SO creepy and perfect, Lisa! 🙂
Lisa, these are so creative! This is probably the most creative cauldron cookie I’ve ever seen. The eyeballs are perfectly spooky, and the color combo is so perfect. I don’t own an airbrush, but can I create a similar effect by hand painting? Do you have any tips and tricks for that? Thanks so much!
Oooh, these are so “scary pretty”. I love the shine on them and the ooze is perfect.
Nice job Lisa!
Love this cookie. Very creepy.