You’ve been waiting for October all year when we celebrate two big events. October signifies the last blast for the Boys of Summer culminating in the World Series. The matchup between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals has proven very competitive and entertaining. Can you believe the ending in the third game of the Series when an obstruction call allowed another run to score for St. Louis? What an exciting finish!  Which team are you routing for?

October also means Halloween. Costumes, scary yard decor, parties, candy and lots of fun are in vogue this month. By now the kiddies have their costumes and trick or treat bags, as they wait with great anticipation for the big night when they go door-to-door and gather oodles of goodies.

To kick off Halloween week, I’m posting three back-to-back Pumpkin Cookies using three unique designs. Today’s design is the first in the three-part pumpkin cookie series. It’s a traditional pumpkin where icing consistency creates distinct sections to give the pumpkin a realistic look.

Pumpkin Cookies
Pumpkin Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for flooding tinted with Wilton Ivory
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Red Orange with AmeriColor Orange, AmeriColor Red, AmeriColor Super Brown and Wilton Ivory
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Brown with AmeriColor Super Brown and Wilton Ivory
Royal Icing for detail tinted Dark Brown with AmeriColor Super Brown
Royal Icing for detail tinted Green with AmeriColor Avocado and AmeriColor Leaf Green
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Wilton Decorating Leaf Tip #67

Fill three sections of pumpkin with ivory icing. Let sit 15 minutes.

Fill two remaining sections with ivory icing. Let sit 15 minutes.

Pipe stem in dark brown detail icing.

Pipe leaves in green icing. Let dry overnight.

Hint: Use up-and-down motion to create elongated leaves.

Alternative Method:  Outline and pipe sections with #2 tip. Then fill in sections as above.

Decorate Orange and Brown Pumpkins in colors and manner described above.


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  1. You make it look easy, thanks for the tutorial!!

    1. Michelle, Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed this post. Have a nice day.

  2. Beautiful cookies as always and I'm routing for the Twins - oh wait, they aren't playing ;-) Maybe next year!

    1. Deb, Thank you! I hope your Twins make it to the World Series next year. Baseball season starts again in only six short months.

  3. Sugar cookies or Shortbread cookies are my FAV! I always order them when I find them at a bakery but I've never been able to do them myself. Yours look PERFECT!

    1. Hi Tamara, Thank you! I appreciate the compliment. Thanks for dropping by and I'm popping over to visit your website today.

  4. I like all the different hues you did your pumpkin cookies in and I love your leaves.

    1. Paula, Thank you! The ivory pumpkin cookies are my favorite. The leaves really add the finishing touch to the cookie. Happy Halloween!


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