When I chose to home school my 2 boys, I knew that I would need tons of crafty things to keep them creative. I am so excited that Good Cook has not only challenged MY creativity, but theirs as well.
Recently, I received this Good Cook Haunted House Cookie Cutter Set and was asked to create my own haunted house.
I'll be honest. When I saw I was getting the kit, I thought it would be like the one in the store that comes all premade, for those of us who are not professional bakers.
I was wrong. This kit has cookie cutters, with stamps on the back to make the design. Then you can use the additional tools for more stamping. Once the cookies are done baking, you put the whole thing together with icing, and decorate.
My attempt was a fail. It had nothing to do with the Good Cook Haunted House Cookie Cutter Set, it was 100% me. I didn't research enough to figure out that when putting together a house, you should use what's called Royal Icing.
Here is the recipe.
This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making decorations that last. It is also useful as a "cement" to fasten decorations together. Royal icing is edible, but not recommended for icing cakes.
- Easy-Add Meringue Powder Add to shopping list Meringue Powder
- 4 cups (about 1 lb.) confectioners' sugar
- 6 tablespoons warm water
Makes:About 3 cups of icing.
I am 100% confident that if I had used this recipe, my house would have been a lot better. Not perfect, cause, well, I am not THAT good. But, it would have been better.
Here is my house.
Now, I do love that it's definitely scary looking, we used a cookie spray paint on the roof to make it black, and i wanted to have eyes all over, which I was working on when the whole thing fell over.
The Good Cook Haunted House Kit can be purchased on the GoodCook.com website for about $20. Stay tuned next Halloween as I attempt it again!
Sweet Creations by Good Cook also sent me this adorable Halloween Cupcake Stand.
The boys and I made Pumpkin Cupcakes from a boxed mix, and used orange colored frosting. We then topped with cute little pumpkins. The whole thing is so festive.
The cupcake stand it so easy to set up, and at $12.99 it can be folded back down and reused year after year.
For a limited time, you can use coupon code “HAUNTED23” to save 25% off any Sweet Creations Halloween products at goodcook.com.
One reader is going to WIN a Good Cook Halloween Kit that includes
- Good Cook Sweet Creations Haunted House Kit
- Good Cook Sweet Creations Cupcake Stand
- Good Cook Sweet Creations Halloween Cake Pop Maker
- Good Cook Sweet Creations Cupcake Liners
- Good Cook Sweet Creations Frankenstein Cookie Cutter
- Good Cook Sweet Creations Treat Bags
a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.