What’s up pumpkin partiers! For this post, I’ve joined a Virtual Pumpkin Party with a bunch of brilliant blogger friends from around the country hosted by the fabulous Cake Over Steak Blog. I wasn’t feeling orange for these sugar cookies, so instead I modeled my sweet ghosts after one of the most famous ghosts of all time: Pinky from the original Pac Man! So join the party and check out my easy Pink Halloween Sugar Cookie recipe, and make sure to click through to view all the special spooky treats for this pumpkin fiesta. #VirtualPumpkinParty
Am I dating myself by referencing a pixelated image from the 80’s? Well, I was inspired by both Pinky of Pac Man fame, but also the much more relevant and creative Hello! Lucky. I love their sisterhood concept and their fabulous energy of spreading joy, fun, and kindness through design and letterpress. Go ladies! Keep inspiring. I can pretty much turn their entire collection into a sweet cookie. Stay tuned!
NO GHOSTIN’ HERE
I used my all time favorite Perfect Sugar Cookie recipe for these little ghosts, lightning bolts, and skulls. Prepping is the key to making these cookies fun and styled with your own personal flare. Piping bags, favorite gel colorings, brushes, sanding sugars, and toothpicks are always on hand for me for smooth decorating.
There are so many ways to decorate with this pink ghoul theme, and most of the fun is just being creative and see what flows. But, here are some ideas…. Once the cookies have cooled, use the white royal icing to flood the cookie with a ghost. Let it dry to the touch and then add the outer layer of flooding.
Immediately, sprinkle the wet outer layer with black glitter sugar. Let this dry. Next, I used these sweet sticks to brush off the inside ghost layer so it is perfectly clear of any black glitter. These Sweet Sticks are awesome not only for this dry brush technique, but for any type of edible art decorating.
I finished off these adorable cookies with some black royal icing from Americolor called Super Black. You really need very little to transform your versatile white icing to be creepy and super black!
I used a variety of cookie cutters too; the skull and crossbones are a fun addition, and the lightening bolts are reminiscent of the 80’s.
When ready to scare your guests and delight them with some yummy treats, use this fun party wear theme by Day Dream Society. Pretty much spooky radness.
Looking for more spooky radness, plug away on your instagram with the hashtag #virtualpumpkinparty and visit Virtual Pumpkin Party for some brilliant party ideas.
- Day Dream Society, napkins + paperware
- Fancy Sprinkles, black caviar sprinkles
- Hello Lucky, pink inspiration
- Americolor, super black food coloring
Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography
I have three girls that are all about pink and they would gobble up these pretty cookies so fast. I totally got the Pac Man reference as soon as I saw these. Good job!
Ohhh I loved Pinky! Such a fun idea! Not sure mine would come out looking as good but I’m loving these. 🙂
These cookies are so pretty! My kids would love them.
I love that you made pink cookies for Halloween! As someone who loved playing Pac Man, I especially love these!