Decorate a Ghost & Candy Corn Cookie Platter for Halloween

Written by Mike Tamplin • Sep 08, 2023

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Decorate a Ghost & Candy Corn Cookie Platter for Halloween
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If you're looking for a fun and easy way to add a touch of Halloween magic to your festivities, you're in for a treat!

In this guide, I'll guide you through the steps of decorating sugar cookies with royal icing, featuring friendly ghost and candy corn designs, all centered around a "trick or treat" message cookie. Whether you're a baking novice or a seasoned pro, these cookies are simple yet charming and perfect for adding some festive flair to your Halloween celebrations. So grab your cookie cutters and let's conjure up some spooky sweetness together by making this ghost and candy corn cookie platter!

Ghost & Candy Corn Platter Cookie Cutters

This ghost candy corn cookie cutter platter set includes a ghost cutter, a candy corn cutter, and a center circle cutter. You can purchase cookie cutters together as a set, or as a pair of cutters without the center circle.

(This is the same circle cutter used in all my platter sets, like this Snowflake set, Spiral Platter, and Floral Wreath, etc.)

There are two sizes available. When arranged as a platter, as shown in the example picture, the platter measures:

LARGE- 12 inches in diameter.

SMALL- 9 inches in diameter.

For this tutorial, I'll be decorating the large size.

ghost candy corn cookie platter set

Templates for the Ghost Candy Corn Cookie Platter

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available this Halloween platter set.

You can download these cookie templates HERE.

If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Cookie Decorating Process

For this cat witch cookie set, you will need the following suggested colors:

Step 1

For the candy corn cookie, begin by filling in the top white and bottom yellow sections first. Let that icing set.

Then fill in the remaining orange section in the middle. Let this icing dry completely.

candy corn cookie decorating

Step 2

For the ghost cookie, begin by applying a thin layer of black icing where the eye holes are located. Let this icing dry.

Next, outline the eye holes with black icing and use white icing to outline the edge of the cookie. Fill in the area around the eye holes with white icing.

ghost cookie decorating step 1

Step 3

Next, after the base layer had time to set, add the top and bottom sections of the candy corn. Let that icing set.

Then add the middle orange section of the candy corn.

ghost cookie decorating step 2

Step 4

Finish the ghost cookie by adding the body outline details, as shown.

ghost cookie decorating step 3

Step 5

For the final, center message cookie, begin by flooding the entire cookie with black icing. Let this icing dry completely.

Then I used the Trick or Treat cookie stencil on top with super thick white icing. I used a Stencil Genie to hold the stencil in place while I swiped icing over the design.

cookie stencil with icing trick or treat

Ghost & Candy Corn Cookie Platter Video Tutorial

The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together below.

Here's the final Halloween cookie platter all assembled. To create this entire platter required 11 cookies-- 5 ghost cookies, 5 candy corn cookies, and 1 center circle cookie.

This is the large, 12" version. For the tray it's on, I like to use the 12" pizza pans from Dollar Tree. They are cheap and sturdy for transporting around.

ghost & candy corn cookie platter | Semi Sweet Designs

Crafting a festive Halloween cookie platter featuring charming ghost and candy corn designs is a fantastic way to elevate your holiday festivities. With the tips and tricks we've shared in this tutorial, you're well-equipped to impress your friends and family with your cookie decorating skills.

But why stop here? For even more creative possibilities, be sure to visit our cookie cutter store, where you'll find an array of Halloween-themed cookie cutters and tools that will take your cookie decorating game to the next level. Happy Decorating!

trick or treat cookie for Halloween platter

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