I try to do something different each holiday. Last year, I made cauldrons for the first time using an upside down Santa head cookie cutter. I was looking through my cookie cutters to come up with something new to me: a flower for the spider webs and a carrot for the One-Eyed-Long-Horned-Flying-Purple-People-Eaters.
Pipe and fill your cookies. I made these with the Haunted House set here.
After filling the purple base for the Purple People Eaters, take a tooth pick and pick at the royal icing to create a raised texture. The one eye is a small square cookie with a black eyeball piped on top. Place the small eyeball cookie. Pipe the middle of the green horn and let it set for a few minutes before piping the top and bottom to keep the spiral look of the horn. Pipe a mouth.
For the spider webs using a flower cookie cutter, pipe a straight black line from one outer petal all the way across to another petal. Continue until all of the petals are connected.
Then pipe a "U" connecting the lines. I piped the black webs using black frosting in a Ziplock bag with the corner snipped.
The whole set:
Now, if I had been smart, I would have baked a fresh batch of cookies for this set of Halloween cookies. Sometimes I save a few cookies from a previous batch to play with later. I have to make about 60 cookies for classroom parties by Thursday and this set was just for fun/decor. I could have been half way done!