I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner! This is the time of the year when my house smells like cookies and cakes all day long and my husband drops by the kitchen every now and then to see if there is something leftover that he can eat. Lets not forget our dog Sheika who sits right outside our kitchen door waiting for a little something as well! This year for Thanksgiving dinner we are expecting a total of 14 people. I will be making the turkey, mashed potatoes and a dessert. Everyone else will pitch in and bring something. As I planned how to decorate our Thanksgiving dinner table this year I thought it would be a cute idea to place a mini pumpkin cookie on each plate as a welcome gift for our guests.
- Mini Pumpkin Cookie Cutter
- Mini Fondant Flower Cutter
- Wilton Winnie the Pooh Gold Gel
- Wilton Orange Gel
- Wilton Leaf Green Gel
- Ateco Tip #1
- Piping Bag
- Royal Icing
- Small Fondant Rolling Pin
- Gum Paste
- Tooth Picks
- Small Brush
- Edible Glue
- Baked Cookies
Lets start decorating our pumpkin cookies!
Add an Ateco tip # 1 to your piping bag and fill it with medium consistency orange royal icing and outline your pumpkin cookies.
I didn’t want my pumpkins to be a bright orange so I mixed Wilton Winnie the Pooh Gold and Wilton Orange.
Since I wanted to make the cookie look like a real pumpkin I outlined three sections to mimic the creases of a pumpkin.
Next, using flood consistency royal icing of the same color, flood your cookies.
Now, add an Ateco tip # 1 to your piping bag and fill it with medium consistency leaf green royal icing and outline the stem of the pumpkin.
With flood consistency royal icing of the same color flood your stem. Let the cookies dry out for 24 hours.
As your cookies are drying, use a small fondant flower cutter to cut out your gum paste flowers. Leave them out to dry overnight. Once your cookies are dried, roll out some thin long vines. Wrap your vine around a toothpick and let it sit for 2-5 minutes so that it keeps its shape but at the same time it is still workable so that you are able to place your vine on your cookie without it breaking.
Create your vines short, long or a combination of both! Using a dab of edible glue, attach the vines and the flower to the pumpkins. I can’t wait to place these cute pumpkins on our Thanksgiving dinner table!
What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Are you having a small or big dinner? I would love to hear all about your Thanksgiving plans in the comment section below!
No matter how big or small your dinner may be, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones!
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