Saturday, October 31, 2015

Elegant Halloween cookies

Elegant Halloween cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

Coming from Hungary, where Halloween is not a traditional holiday, I've never got the feel of it. This spooky holiday kept being strange for me. We used to celebrate "day of the dead" November 1st, when we remembered those who have passed. I tried to combine the playfulness of Halloween with my feelings of the day of the dead.

Wanted to do an elegant black and white designs, using traditional Halloween shapes smoothing the contrast of black and white with a layer of pearl sheen. 

Elegant Halloween cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

A tombstone with black rose and vine was the first design that came to my mind. I had some white royal icing roses, I just needed to paint them black.

Elegant Halloween cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

Then added the same rose to the little cheerful bat.

Elegant Halloween cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

 The ghost did not need contrasting color, I kept its rose white.

Elegant Halloween cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

 The little pumpkin did not need a rose at all, its leaves with vines help it blend in pretty well.

Originally I did not plan a centerpiece for this set, but during my Texas trip, I received this gorgeous stencil designed by Jennifer at Make it Sweet and created by 2T's Stencils. Yes, you guessed, I had to try it! I've never ever used a stencil before and it is so much fun!

Elegant Halloween cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

And speaking of firsts, I've never used my airbrush before either. But I also received a bottle of Dinkydoodle Mother of Pearl airbrush color, that begged me to be part of this project. So I took my airbrush out for the very first time and did it! This color is amazing! It's practically dry seconds after it lands on the cookie, and I am not a great photographer and sheen is hard to see on pictures, but I think you can see on this one how amazing this pearl color is:

Elegant Halloween cookies by Tunde Dugantsi

Happy Halloween Everyone!

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