Dia de los Muertos-inspired Halloween Cookies

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I.E the result of craving something to paint and needing to bring treats to a Halloween party. These are simply plain (Marie/Vanilla Wine) biscuits sandwiched with bubblegum icing and topped with painted fondant decorations 🙂 

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You just fill, cut out fondant circles to size and adhere them to the cookies with a dab of water. Then add some little fondant flowers (daisies and ribbon roses) and attach with water. Then add your colours one by one!

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And voila! Super easy 🙂 I added some sprinkles, silver cachous and edible glitter gel too. I hope your halloween went well if you celebrated it! You could easily take this idea and turn it to whatever theme you have, it’s super simple if don’t have time to bake (hence the store-bought cookies) but want to decorate and make something your own 🙂

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Spring Cupcakes! Some sweet ways to add more flowers into your life :)

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These are just some old photos that it wasn’t worth posting the recipes for, but ended up looking a little pretty 🙂 I made these about 5 years ago actually, some with fresh flowers and some with fondant. These ones above are mini cupcakes with different coloured icing (some have coconut on top to look like grass, like the ones below) with different flowers. There is Mexican Orange Blossom, Cherry blossom (for decoration, not to eat) and lavender and forget-me-not (edible).

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These ones above, I iced them with green coconut and made some fondant daisies and daffodils to decorate 🙂

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Annnnd here are the final ones, ribbon rose cupcakes (mini above and regular size far below). Here is a Wilton tutorial for them that I found helpful. I cut out fondant rounds to put on top of the cakes and made little green leaves too. I had just begun my phase of pastel loving at this time, hence the pastel yellow-green-blue-pink palette. Although this ‘phase’ hasn’t ended…..

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Anyway, just a little inspiration. I know that the Northern hemisphere is very much looking forward to fall/autumn right now, so I hope there are some bakers making the most of the season up there too!

Sam