I love Fall because it is pumpkin season. There are so many different ways to decorate pumpkin cookies. I wanted to try making some pretty pumpkins this year.
I purchased this pumpkin cutter from Whisked Away Cutters. I started out by piping the outline and three sections on the pumpkin.
I flooded the two outer sections first. Once those two sections dried, I filled in the middle section. I added the brown stem at this time too.
When the whole cookie was dry, I piped on the the burlap. I started out by piping a horizontal line across the pumpkin. Then I piped small vertical lines coming off the horizontal line, creating the first row of the burlap. At the bottom of those vertical lines, I piped another horizontal line. I piped another set of vertical lines placing them in between the vertical lines of the row above. I repeated this process until I covered the whole desired area.
While I was at Cookie Con I saw tons of molds for sale. It's a great way to add dimension to cookies. I used this mold to make the roses. I wanted to make fall colored roses, but only had white wafers. After I removed the roses from the mold, I painted them with food coloring. I also painted the creases of the pumpkins and stems.