Candy Corn Cookies for Halloween

Halloween is coming!

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My favorite Sugar Cookie recipe can be used to create these great Candy Corn Cookies. A small amount of yellow and orange gel icing coloring is used to tint the dough for the larger sections. You bake it like a small pizza & then cut the ‘slices’ into the individual Candy Corns. You can use round cookie cutters or bowls of different sizes to cut the circles – and then assemble them before baking. I put white Royal Icing on the ‘tips’ of the cookies, after cutting, because I thought the plain dough wasn’t quite white enough. You can make them any size you want, but my finished cookies were only about 2 inches long.  I found a great tutorial on these at sugarandspiceandallthingsiced.com.

CandyCornCookiesTutorial

Making Store Bought Cupcakes Creative for School

Cupcakes with Toppers

Where I live, parents aren’t allowed to send homemade items into school due to food allergy concerns.  This a good school policy, but a bit frustrating for creative bakers like me.  My answer this year, was to place homemade cupcake toppers on the store bought cupcakes.  My little Lego ‘brick’ toppers weren’t that hard to make – PLUS my son and his classmates loved them.  No that’s Super.

Closeup of Toppers