Thursday, October 17, 2013

Edgar Allan Poe Cookies for Halloween

In our series of literary cookies, I finally got around to designing an Edgar Allan Poe set, just in time for Halloween. The set has quotes from his works (The Raven, Annabel Lee, The Tell-Tale Heart, The House of Usher, Ligeia, The Casque of Amontillado,The Masque of the Red Death, etc.) and correspondence, as well as his portrait and signature. I designed them in steampunk style, with a dilapidated, grunge background, and added little images, such as a raven pecking at a human heart, a graveyard, stacks of books, and even a clockwork heart. I'm super-proud of these—I sent them to my friend Risa Bear of Renascence Editions.

I made these cookies with this Rectangular Cookie Cutter (2.375" x 3.5"), which the nice folks at made for me upon request. I made them with Jesicake's Gluten-Free Version of Lilaloa's Chocolate Cookies, which is superb in both taste and in ease of baking, with black food-color to turn them dark like Oreo cookies. I piped and flooded the cookies with white Royal Icing and, when it was hard, wafer-papered them and piped a border for them with a #16 star tip with black icing.

The wafer papers are available at my shop.


  • The Tea Temptress says:
    August 30, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    I noticed your etsy shop is gone. Are your wafer papers available for sale somewhere?
    Thank you

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