Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Frankenstein Cookies To Fight Cancer - Go Bo!

After I got back from CookieCon, I jumped right into making cookies for the Go Bo Bake Sale. I had a very small amount of time to make the cookies and get them out to the Go Bo organizers, so I decided on some pretty simple Frankenstein cookies. I was going to use my Frankenstein cookie cutter that I designed last year for Halloween, but my 3D printer was acting up and I needed a smaller size cutter. I went through my stash of Halloween cutters and found a Wilton Frankenstein head and decided that would work fine. Last year I made a whole bunch of designs of really fun and exciting Halloween cookies for the Go Bo Bake Sale, but this year was a very tight timeline directly after getting back from CookieCon, so I went with only one design and a simple design at that. Since we used to do a lot of money raising and awareness against Cancer with the LiveStrong Challenge, it felt good to be a part of the Go Bo Bake Sale. Bo was an amazing young boy that lost his battle to Cancer at the very young age of 13. Bo had a mission, his message was simple ... "Love each other, help each other, have your neighbor's back. If you see someone in need — even a stranger — reach out and help. The world can be a better place if we care and help each other." The Go Bo! Foundation brings hope to children with life-threatening medical conditions by funding research, supporting treatment, and helping their families during times of financial need. The Go Bo! Foundation is Bo's gift to us. It's a way for each of us to use our talent to give back. It’s a community of people gathering together with a single mindset ... paying it forward.

Cristin's Halloween Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Free Halloween Printable Cookie Tags HERE

These are some of the Halloween designs that I made last year. I had so much fun with them. You can get all the cookie cutters for these designs HERE
 This year I went a very simplistic way and just made some smaller Frankenstein heads using this Wilton Frankenstein cookie cutter

 I started by outlining my design
 and then I used simple royal icing eyes that were pre-made.
 Then I filled in the electric green for his face, black for his hair and light grey for the bolts in his neck. Easy peasy.
 Then just because I wanted to, I made a few using my design of Frankenstein cookie cutter.

 and I found this fun bag at Target and gave a couple of these fun Frankenstein cookies to my grand babies.

and I packaged up all the Go Bo cookies for the Bake Sale.  

Last year's Halloween Character Monster cookies, cutters available HERE
and Halloween Witch cookies, cutters available HERE
 and Halloween Monster cookies, cutters available HERE
 and even some spiders and cats and bats too, cutters available HERE
My daughter came over for a craft day and together we made this Frankenstein shirt for my grandson. He took a nose dive so his little face has an owie, but still absolutely adorable and he loves his Frankenstein shirt!
I can't believe it's already almost Halloween. 2015 is going so fast! What kind of Halloween cookies are YOU going to make this year?

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