Thanks for the nice comments! We do have some fun.
My wife actually doesn't let me use food coloring, so most of the cookies are pretty plain on the color front. However, she caved for the severed hands that year. I used red food coloring and added it to the icing. I don't think I've made them since. It might be a good time to bring those back.
I think I picked up the hand cookie cutter at Hobby Lobby or something. It might have come in a set.
My wife makes these cocoa powder cookies that end up being pitch black and is good to work with. I'll see if i can get her on here to type out the recipe for both
They're probably from Martha Stewart though ...
I know she uses shortening and as little butter as possible to keep the shape. We refrigerate all of the batter and cookies after we cut them to also help them keep shape.
The gremlin brain were probably just batter squirted through a larger cake decorating tip. Neith my wife nor I remember making those
. These picture were for our party back in 2004.
Every year we try to make something new. Last year we had brain cakes and decorated cupcakes.
Eyeballs were a big hit a few years back. We got the jello molds from somewhere for a reasonable price.