Sunday, October 14, 2012

For my little sister on Halloween...

Here's how the story goes... sister is 5 years younger than I am and was in high school when I started working for Delta.  My dad had been transferred to Atlanta, home of Delta, which led me to tell my sister about a very fancy hair salon I'd heard about while I was in flight attendant training.

So, when prom rolled around, Molly went to have her hair styled at the salon.  I happened to be home for the weekend, so Mom & I dropped Molly off at the salon and planned to pick her up when she was finished.

Hours later, Molly emerged from the salon, I'm not exaggerating, with her hair piled and ratted at least 12 inches high.  She was only missing the white streaks.  Mom & I looked at each other and didn't say a word.

My sister got into the car, shut the door, and my mom said, "well, how do you like it?"
Molly's reply, "I look like the *freaking* Bride of Frankenstein."

{Except she might have used more colorful language.}

I remember slowly turning to my mom, waiting for the reprimand on the colorful language bit...words like that were just NOT used in our house (or car)...and she burst out laughing.

What followed was a race home, so Molly could re-wash and style her OWN hair, and be ready for prom.

Bride of Frankenstein prom hair.....scarier than any horror movie.

You don't need a frightening hair story to make Bride of Frankenstein cookies, though.  All you need is a simple candy corn-shaped cookie cutter.

You'll need:
Use a #2 tip to outline a heart shape with a rounded bottom for the face in the lighter purple.

Use another #2 tip to outline the hair with black icing.  Reserve some of this piping consistency black icing for adding details later.

Thin the light & dark purples and black icings with water, a bit at a time, stirring with a silicone spatula, until it is the consistency of a thick syrup.  You'll want to drop a "ribbon" of icing back into the bowl and have it disappear in a count of "one thousand one, one thousand two." Four is too thick, one is too thin.  Count of 2-3 is good.  Cover with a damp dishcloth and let sit for several minutes.

Stir gently with a silicone spatula to pop and large air bubbles that have formed.  Pour into squeeze bottles as needed.

Flood the face portion of the cookies with the thinned light purple icing, using a toothpick to guide to the edges and to pop large air bubbles.

Working 6-8 cookies at a time, flood the hair  portion of the cookies with the thinned light black icing, using a toothpick to guide to the edges and to pop large air bubbles.

Starting with the first cookie flooded, add squiggles of thinned dark purple icing directly on top of the wet black icing.

Let the cookies rest for at least one hour.

Use a #2 tip to pipe eyes in white.

Switch the tip on the black icing to a #1 and add pupils, eyebrows, eyelashes, and a nose.

Use a #1 tip to pipe a heart-shaped mouth.

Molly, this is for you:

PS...I think a lot of Bride's problems could have been solved with a good hair gel.

PS 2...if you want to see what a multi-tasker a candy corn cookie cutter is, take a look at just a few cookies made using it.  It's a good shape to have in your arsenal.
  1. walruses
  2. popcorn
  3. kissing couple
  4. ...candy corn! 

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