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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Aquafaba Royal Icing Ghosts and Pumpkins

Not another year of foiled Halloweegan plans! I had lots of ideas for Halloween, but I've been going through a thing and I just haven't felt like getting crafty. I suspect this is a seasonal thing because the same thing happened last year at this time. But there is going to be at least this one Halloweegan post this year, and hold on to your bits because it's a picture-heavy bandwidth hog!



It's Aquafaba royal icing! This is the royal icing recipe that I used via Geeky Cakes. It works so well! It works just like the egg-based royal icing that I used to make for my mother's old catering business. I added 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract to mine to give it a bit of extra flavor.

First I made little ghosts following a tutorial that I can't find anymore. That's helpful, isn't it? It was a very simple tutorial. First you have to pipe a tear-shaped blob using a large round decorating tip on a bit of wax paper. The blob is the main ghostly body. When the body has had about 15 minutes to dry, you pipe two little tear-shaped blobs on the sides of the big blob using a smaller round decorating tip. The little blobs are the ghostly arms. After all the blobs dry for a couple of hours, you can draw the eyes and mouths using an edible marker or a tiny brush dipped in food coloring. Again, this isn't my original idea but I can't find the tutorial that I used. I'll update this post if I find it.

This guy is not too happy.

Aquafaba Royal Icing Ghosts and Pumpkins

This guy is extra happy!

Aquafaba Royal Icing Ghosts and Pumpkins

This guy wants you to get off his lawn.

Aquafaba Royal Icing Ghosts and Pumpkins

Then I went vertical. Same decorating tips, but instead of making flat, tear-shaped blobs, I made vertical pear-shaped blobs.

Aquafaba Royal Icing Ghosts and Pumpkins

I made a few that stood up straight until I got bored with that and then I made some floppy ones.

Aquafaba Royal Icing Ghosts and Pumpkins

This poor guy looks like he's seen a ghost.

Aquafaba Royal Icing Ghosts and Pumpkins

Then I made tiny little aquafaba royal icing pumpkins following this tutorial. Awful photo. Sorry about that.

Aquafaba Royal Icing Ghosts and Pumpkins

And then I went vertical again.

Aquafaba Royal Icing Ghosts and Pumpkins

That's it! Aquafaba royal icing *WIN*! I may try to make a little gingerbread house later this year now that I have a good icing recipe to hold it together. Unless I don't. I may not. Gingerbread houses are a lot of work!

PS: I owe you a photo of a cute bird. I haven't taken any in a while.