How to Make Vampire Cookies

Written by Mike Tamplin • Aug 11, 2018

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How to Make Vampire Cookies
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When it comes to decorating full-body character cookies, the thought alone of the amount of body detail work involved can intimidate me to even start. But not these vampire cookies!

I designed these vampire cookies to remove some of that intimidation. They have a cape that shrouds most of the would-be details. No need to worry about icing a tie, vest, or belt. Decorating these guys was very quick, which helped make these cookies one of my favorites out of this year's Halloween collection.

Here's a relatively quick tutorial on how you can recreate your own vampire cookies.

Vampire Cookie Cutters

Among the new Halloween cutters just released in the shop are these two cutters:

vampire and bat cookie cutters

Vampire Cookie Cutter - This is the cutter design we'll be decorating today.

Flying Bat Cookie Cutter - I felt the vampire needed a companion. So this cute little guy was formed.

Template for the Vampire Cookies

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for all this season's new Halloween designs.

You can download the 2018 Halloween 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

To make these vampire cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:

White medium consistency icing. (I used Americolor Bright White.)

  • Black medium and piping icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
  • Gray medium icing (I used mixed a little of the Black icing above with more white icing.)

Step 1

For those without a projector, mark the guidelines where the hairline and body sections should be, as shown. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a food marker to draw the guideline on the cookie.

vampire cookies step 1

Step 2

Begin by filling in the face and pants sections with blue and gray icing, respectively. Let that icing set for about 10 minutes.

Then, add the hair, cape, and one of the shoe sections. Let this icing set up for about 2 hours before moving on.

vampire cookies step 2

Step 3

Once the base layer had time to set, add the facial features and the other shoe.

Next, add the white teeth and the final cape outline details.

vampire cookies step 3

Video Tutorial

The steps above are demonstrated in the time-lapsed video below.

Below is the finish vampire cookies, with the accompanying bat and haunted mansion window cookies to complete the set.

vampire cookie set by

I mentioned the bat cookie cutter earlier in this post, however for the haunted mansion window I used this arch cutter from a few years ago.

The airbrushed bat design on the window was made using this Bat Magic stencil in my shop.

I plan on showing a quick tutorial on various ways to use stencils in an upcoming post. So be sure to stay tuned for that!

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