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HEIRLOOM PUMPKIN COOKIES/ Pumpkin Variety



Autumn is the season we decorate the interior and exterior of our homes with colorful pumpkins, gourds and mums. The blogosphere displays beautiful fall decor and Halloween treats. Yes, of course cookies! The extent of creativity is amazing. Have you seen the artsy pumpkins in vibrant colors and designs? We have come a long way from the ordinary orange, carving pumpkins. There are an abundance of choices from swan-shaped gourds to heirloom pumpkins, which come in a variety of colors from gray, blue and white to purple, black and pink. They even have their own names, one being the Cinderella pumpkin which originated in France … so the inspiration for these cookies. 


 Sources: 100layercake.com and 123rf.com

I took my pumpkin cutter and gave it a gentle squeeze to achieve the squishy look of an heirloom pumpkin, added some sheen and adorned it with flowers.
  

Heirloom Pumpkin Cookies
Pumpkin Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Light Violet with AmeriColor Regal Purple and AmeriColor Deep Pink
Royal Icing for detail tinted Dark Violet with AmeriColor Regal Purple and AmeriColor Deep Pink
Royal Icing for flooding and detail tinted Light Green with AmeriColor Avocado and AmeriColor Leaf Green
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #4, #5
Wilton Star Tip #16
PME Tip #1.5
Wilton Pearl Color Mist


Pipe stem with #5 tip in green icing. Let dry 20 minutes.
 
Outline three sections of pumpkin with #4 tip in light violet icing.
Flood middle section of cookie with light violet icing. Let dry 45 minutes.

Flood end sections of cookie with violet icing. Let dry overnight.
 
Spray pearl airbrush onto cookie. Let dry 30 minutes.

Pipe flowers in dark violet with #16 star tip.

Pipe leaves, vines and dots with #1.5 tip in detail green icing. 

Let dry overnight. 

 
 

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AUTUMN COOKIES/ My Favorite



I love pastels and bright colors but Autumn is the time of year when the colors of the season bust out all over: golds, oranges, greens, reds and browns. It is when we pull out the sweaters, corduroys and jackets. It has always been my favorite of the four seasons … October baseball, football, apples, pumpkins, mums, crisp air and colorful foliage. My favorite thing about Autumn is found outdoors; beautiful gardens full of pumpkins of all sizes, multi-colored nums and the beauty of the changing leaves. It is the ideal time for weekend drives in the country usually to a favorite Virginia winery. It would be fine with me if Autumn lasted for 12 months.

We are nearly halfway through October and I am finally getting to my autumn cookies. It took me awhile to create a design and I finally decided on a simple plaque cookie with mini pumpkins decorated in traditional fall colors.

Check out my Autumn Pinterest page.


Autumn Cookies
Plaque Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Copper with AmeriColor Brown, AmeriColor Orange and Wilton Ivory
Royal Icing for detail tinted Yellow with AmeriColor Egg Yellow and AmeriColor Lemon Yellow
Royal Icing for detail tinted Green with AmeriColor Avocado and AmeriColor Leaf Green
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #3, #4
Wilton Star Tip #18
AmeriColor Gold Sheen Airbrush Color
Airbrush Kit or Wilton Color Mist
Stencils (Fall Leaves, Teardrops, Houndstooth, Quatrefoil

Outline cookie with #3 tip in copper icing.
Flood cookie with copper icing. Let dry overnight.

Place the stencil on cookie.
Spray gold airbrush color onto cookie. Gently lift stencil.

[The camera did not pick up the gold airbrush tone and appears brown]

Let dry 45 minutes.

Pipe Pumpkins with #18 star tip in yellow icing.

Pipe stems with #4 tip in green icing. Let dry overnight.
See pumpkin tutorial by Callye at Sweet Sugarbelle.




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