Halloween Gingerbread Fiends [Crafty October - Create]

Saturday, 5 October 2013



Welcome to Day 5 of Crafty October - a month of Halloween ideas at The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Don't forget to check out last year's ideas if you need more inspiration!

Another quick and easy creation for today - Halloween Gingerbread Fiends! For speed today, I bought some ready made gingerbread men, but of course you could make your own from scratch and use different shapes too if you wanted - bats, cats and owls would work well! And you don't even have to use gingerbread cookies, use your favourite plain biscuit dough instead.

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To turn your regular gingerbread men into Halloween Gingerbread Fiends, you're going to need some tubes of icing - you can buy them ready made in the supermarket these days in lots of different colours, and, if you like, use sprinkles to decorate. I used some eye balls, a heart and some pumpkin sprinkles to decorate my fiends.

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You could make an army of skeletons or mummies, or you could create lots of different designs - the limit is your imagination!

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For the skeletons, simply pipe circles for the eyes and then pipe bone shapes for the arms and legs - two little balls at each end of a line. For the ribs, a straight line and lines across, and the mouth has a slightly curved line with tiny lines piped over the top. If you make a mistake, quickly wipe it off and start over!

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I bought a large tube of white piping icing and it had a set of nozzle attachments. One piped out flat ribbons so I immediately thought to use that to make the bandages of a mummy! Two little eyes were piped on using black icing.

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I then made voodoo dolls by using similar techniques - lines of icing with strips piped over in the opposite direction. And then decorated with various sprinkles.

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I love my little Halloween Gingerbread Fiends - dare I say it, they're cute! These would make great party favours - just wait for them to dry and then pop inside a plastic food bag and tie up with ribbon, or place inside shallow boxes filled with tissue paper.

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This is also a great Halloween activity to do with the kids, just for fun, or if you are having a Halloween party. Lay out the biscuit shapes, some icing tubes (you can buy small ones, ideal for little hands) and some sprinkles and let them go nuts! I hope you have fun making these - I know I did!



I am also holding a month long Halloween Link Party to celebrate Crafty October and would love for you to share your Halloween ideas - crafts, recipes, costumes, parties...as long as it is family friendly! It's my favourite time of year, (as you may well know!) and I can't wait to see what you link up!




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