How to Make Bride of Frankenstein Cookies
These Bride of Frankenstein cookies are the first of a series of the new classic monster tutorials.
When designing these new classic monster cookies, I tried to keep the overall design approachable. However, with any cookie that involves decorating a face, if an icing detail is off in the slightest, the end result might look a little wonky.
To prevent any of this wonkiness, for these Bride of Frankenstein cookies and the rest of the classic monsters I really recommend the use of a projector. A projector will help guide you on the placement of all the face details in a consistent manner. It will also save you a lot of heartache and headache (and maybe some tears) during the decorating process.
That being said, here’s how I approached making these Bride of Frankenstein cookies.
Bride of Frankenstein Cookie Cutter
Recently added to the shop is this new Bride of Frankenstein cookie cutter design.
Template for the Bride of Frankenstein Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the designs of my 2019 Halloween cookie collection, including this Bride of Frankenstein cookie design.
Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.
This file is 4 pages long and is rather large in data size. Just a warning, it might take a moment before the file opens in your browser.
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 Bride of Frankenstein cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Light Purple medium royal icing. (I mixed just a touch of both Rainbow Dust Purple and Americolor Super Black.)
- Darker Purple piping icing. (I mixed in more color of Rainbow Dust Purpleand Americolor Super Black.)
- Black piping and flood icing. (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- White medium icing. (I used Americolor Bright White.)
For those without a projector, begin by making guidelines where the white hair streaks and the face should be, as shown. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a food marker to draw the guidelines on the cookie.
Start by outlining and filling in the face area with light purple icing. Let that icing set, then carefully add the black hair sections. Allow this icing to crust over for about 20 minutes.
Once the face layer had time to dry, fill in the white hair streak areas and add the light purple ears. Also, add the eyes and the bottom dark purple lip. For the eyes, I like to pipe the larger white area first then quickly add the black pupils. Allow this icing to set for about 20 minutes.
Lastly, add the final details like the eyebrows, the eyelashes on top of the eyes, the nose, and the two upper lips.
The steps above are summarized in the time-lapsed video below.
Here’s the Bride of Frankenstein cookie all finished.
For gift box options for these classic monster cookies, there’s quite a few.
For a duo pair (shown with Frank and the Bride in the bottom box), I like I used this 5 3/8″ x 7 1/2” box from Clearbags.com.
For an average-sized single cookie favor (shown with the Mummy), these 4″x4″ square boxes will do the trick.
For a cookie that’s taller than normal (shown with the Wolfman), I love these rectangular 3 3/4″ x 5 3/8″ boxes, again from Clearbags.com.
(On the ClearBags website, use the discount code “SEMISWEET10” to get 10% off your total purchase!)