October 26, 2012 by magpiemenina
Jaybird and I had Halloween Date Night this evening. Well, Mew was here, too. Of course, he is a house cat, so no surprise there. We made skull-shaped sugar cookies in anticipation of the taco party we are hoping to have for some friends on Sunday, weather permitting. After, we carved pumpkins.
Jaybird carved Mew’s pumpkin as well as his (the music note). He carved a stinkbug for Mew since Mew loves hunting them on the balcony or when one gets in the apartment. I have sort of a running tradition of carving cat faces.
Here are the cookies, post-icing. I used Wilton’s Comfort Grip skull cookie cutter and cut out the eyes using a small heart cookie cutter. I had visions of lovely Dia de Los Muertos-inspired icing designs, which just goes to show that my artistic skills in baking and baking-related art fall far short of my aspirations. There are lots of blogs from people who make beautiful iced goods. This is clearly not one of those. As you can tell, I made a few efforts and then just moved onto grotesque.
Jaybird iced some delightfully abstract and creepy skulls.
Now Jaybird is playing some guitar and I’m blogging in anticipation of possibly losing power at the beginning of next week when “Frankenstorm” arrives. It was raining a little earlier, and Mew was sitting on the balcony getting wet, the silly goose.
Tomorrow I put up a blog on toasting pumpkin seeds, so save those seeds and please stop back!