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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Boo Bites by Tami Rena's Cookies




This weeks ""Write With Me" guest is none other then the super talented Tami from Tami Renā's Cookies. Join in on the fun this week as she shows us how to make some adorable Halloween themed treats AND a fabulous free printable to go along with it!!

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Hi everyone! I’m Tami from Tami Renā's Cookies. I met Morgan over a year ago in a facebook group we belong to and have been stalking following Mighty Delighty ever since.  She had me with her Jack Skellington cupcake toppers and her attention to detail with her photography. I am always in awe of someone who can do as much as she can do and inspire people while doing it. So you can imagine my excitement when she asked me to do a guest post during my favorite time of year!  

Have you noticed how most ghost cookie cutters look the same? Now I have no idea what a ghost really looks like.  As a matter of fact, I would rather not meet one. But if I did run into one, I sure hope it’s as cute as this one:


In the spirit of Halloween, I thought I would show you how to make these “Boo Bites”.  In fact, I am even going to share with you the printable to top your goodie bags!!!!!  

Supplies Needed:
  • Your favorite sugar cookie recipe (If you do not have one, you can go to the recipe tab on my blog here and try the one I use)
  • Royal Icing (you can find the one I use here)
  • Elephant or Duck cookie cutter
  • White 15-20 count icing
  • Black 15-20 count icing
  • Orange or color of your choice 15-20 count icing (optional)
  • Flower sprinkles (optional)
  • Snack bags
  • Boo Bites Printable (I will share with you at the bottom of the post)
To make the ghost, start out with a duck or elephant cutter. 




Trim your dough as you see below, using a sharp knife.




After your cookies are baked and completely cooled, you are ready to get started. Since I wanted this project to be quick and simple, I chose one consistency icing.  So you will be piping then immediately flooding. Using your white icing, pipe an outline of the ghost:



Immediately flood and pop any air bubbles that may surface with either a toothpick, boo boo stick or as you see pictured here, a turkey lacer.



Now using your black icing, immediately pipe the eyes and mouth on the wet icing.  This is called the “wet on wet” technique. Start with one eye..



And then the other.



When the eyes and mouth are finished, it’s time for them to dry.  Depending on where you live, drying times may vary.  I always like to play it safe and say 12 - 24 hours. 

After your cookies have completely dried, you can either bag them or add a few fun details. I love these sprinkles from Wilton.  




And since I love these sprinkles so much, I decided that in my world there are girl, boy and even baby ghost.

I added a flower on the girl, piped a little bow tie for the boy, using a black edible marker to make the dots on the bow tie.

   
After details are done and dry, you can bag your ghosts into snack bags. I found that three ghosts fit perfectly into these bags. And as I promised, here is your very own “Boo Bites” bag topper.  Just click on the picture below to either download or print.





I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.  Come by and visit me anytime at Tami Renā’s Cookies or on my facebook pageThank you Morgan for inviting me today and thank you for continuing to inspire all of us around you.




Wow!!! Thank you Tami for such a wonderful and fabulous post! Sure hope you will come and write with me again!!! And don't forget to stop on by her Facebook page and say Hello!!!



















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