so i confess, these two i made a while back now and i can’t take all of the credit either, but they did have a bit of a make-over last week as they were going to not one, but two, halloween parties. and if you think this dracula and his wife are scary you should be glad i’m not posting the photos of the parents. truly frightening. i can wholeheartedly recommend the snazaroo (google it) face paint though. it went on very easily and i’m someone that only puts makeup on for weddings and birthdays so when it comes to painting faces i’m truly an amateur. plus, two very tired children had a wet wipe wash before bed and next day a quick scrub in the tub and every bit came off. even the blonde locks were returned to their full glory.
so for halloween you need spooky treats and i was looking forward to making these mummy biscuits for such a long time. i was not disappointed as they turned out just as i imagined. my usual gingerbread recipe, usual gingerbread man cutters and royal icing piped from a plastic bag with a snipped corner. very simple and very cute. the bats were made using a butterfly cutter from the kids play doh and then i found a left over ball of black fondant icing in the cupboard so i managed to use up the gingerbread scraps and the whole ball of icing. frugality always puts a smug smile on my face, which shows just how sad i am.
talking of butterflies…i ripped off someone else on etsy again when i made these cards. i’ve made my own cards now for five or six years and apart from saving me a huge amount of money (smug frugal face again) i really do love cutting and sticking. my husband brought home a scalpel once and it is still one of my favourite gifts ever. these are simple and effective and have got me racking my brains for variations. this week I’ve also been working on some butterfly brooches and other recycled denim projects that i’ll save for next time, as well as making unsatisfactory shortbread and excitingly, infusing vodka with figs. it’ll take two weeks to develop so we’ll all have to wait for that.