Cookie Decorating: Witches Cauldron Cookies
The witches cauldron cookies are another fun idea for halloween cookies! All you have to do us add some green bubbles and a few candy eyes to really make it look good.
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Now back to the witches cauldron cookie tutorial:
What you will need:
- cauldron shaped cookies
- green royal icing
- black royal icing
- 2 piping bags/ziploc bags
- 1 cookie decorating bottles
Witches Cauldron Cookie Decorating Tutorial
The first step in making these cookies is to bake cauldron shaped sugar cookies. This is my recipe for the best sugar cookies to decorate. Now, the secret to baking cookies that don't lose their shape is to freeze the cookies right before you bake them!
After you have all of your cookies baked, the next step is the royal icing. You can either make your own using these measurements for each color:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 ½ tablespoon meringue powder
¼ cup water
food coloring (for desired colors)
You can also purchase this royal icing from Amazon where all you have to do is add water. I would strongly suggest doing this for the black royal icing, because black is a hard color to achieve with just the food coloring. (It can be done, but you will need a lot of black food gel, brown food gel, and PATIENCE!
After you have the black and green royal icing made, you will split the black icing in half. Half of it will go directly to a piping bag/ziploc bag. The other half you will add just a little bit more water so that it is thinner (flooding consistency). I have a picture below to help you reference between piping consistency(left) vs flooding consistency (right). Please disregard the color of this icing, as you won't need orange, but this picture is merely for reference!
As you can see the piping consistency royal icing holds a peak, where the flooding consistency is liquid but still thick like elmer's glue.
Put the black flooding consistency royal icing into the cookie decorating bottles. Make sure to cover the excess royal icing with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator until you need more.
On to the decorating:
With the black icing in the piping bag, outline the cauldron cookies.
The next step is to grab your cookie decorating bottle filled with black icing and fill in the witches cauldron cookies. What I do is sqeeze some of the icing and and swirl to help push the icing around, using the tip of the bottle to spread as well. Toothpicks can also be used to help spread the icing thoroughly around.
Let the black filling dry for at least 5 minutes. Then you will grab the piping bag with green icing and drop small dots onto the cauldron resembling bubbles. Also, you can really make it fun with some candy eyes, by placing it in one of the green bubbles.
The icing will harden as it sits out, so let the cookies set for awhile and you will notice the glossy sheen of the icing will turn matte when they are dried. Ta-da! Now you have some creepy witches cauldron cookies for your next Halloween party.
Make sure to let me know how yours turned out in the comments below, and also pin this article so you can refer back to it again and again.