How to Make a Flying Ghost Cookie Set
Ghost cookies have always been a favorite of mine to decorate for Halloween. Mostly, because they are the easiest and the quickest to make for the occasion. It usually only involves two eyes and a mouth floating in a sheet of white icing.
This new flying ghost cookie set is a twist on an old ghost cookie design. This time around, his trick-or-treat bag has gotten much bigger that it required its own separate cookie.
This tutorial is going to be a quick one because there aren't too many steps to it. Here's how you can recreate these flying ghost sets for the upcoming Halloween season.
Flying Ghost Stencil and Cutters
In the shop for the upcoming Halloween season is this flying ghost cookie set. The set consists of two cookie cutters: one of a ghost and another of a trick-or-treat bag.
There's also a coordinating trick-or-treat stencil option for easy decorating.
Template for the Flying Ghost Cookie Set
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for this year's Halloween cookie designs as a guideline.
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 Decorating Process
For these ghost and bag cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Black piping and flood royal icing. (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- White medium icing. (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Light Blue piping icing. (I used Americolor Wedgewood.)
- Purple icing. (I used Rainbow Dust Purple.)
- Orange icing. (I used Americolor Orange.)
- Pink icing. (I used a tiny amount of Americolor Tulip Red.)
Begin by applying a thin layer of black icing to the center of the cookie, as shown. I used an offset spatula to quickly spread an even layer across the middle where the face would be.
For those without a projector, score or etch guidelines where the face details should be, as shown. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a scribe tool to etch the guideline on the cookie.
Flood around the eye and mouth holes with white icing.
Next, add the pink tongue detail with pink icing. Then outline around the edge of the cookie with light blue icing.
Optional: I kind of overthought this step. I thought the ghost would look better if I outlined the mouth. I'm on the fence if it actually looks good with the outline or not. I leave this step up to you. :)
For the trick-or-treat bag cookie, begin by adding a thin layer of black icing to the black parts of the bag, as shown.
Then, mark a guide circle to the center of the cookie for the next step.
Next, quickly flood the center circle with orange icing. Then immediately follow by flooding around it with purple icing, as shown.
Shake the cookie to smooth out the icing surface.
Once the base layer of icing has time to fully dry, it's time to add the final details.
Stencil on the Trick-or-Treat design with black icing. (You can view this post for tips on stenciling with icing.)
Lastly, add the outline details for dimension.
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.
When the two pieces are boxed together, it looks like the ghost is hauling around a huge bag of candy.
For packaging suggestions, this set will fit in a number of options.
When assembled, this ghost set would fit nicely in
- these “7 3/8″ x 5 1/2” boxes from Paper Mart.
- Or, these 7 3/8″ x 5 1/2” boxes from ClearBags.
The box shown below, with a slightly tighter fit, is this classic BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25").
As a personalization option, you could forgo the stencil design and use that space for someone's name.
Or, you could add your own message to that space, like "You've been Boo'ed" instead. There's plenty of room to get creative.