Gilded Pumpkin Cookies

Gilded Pumpkin Cookies
As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m so thrilled to be participating in the 3rd Annual Go Bo! Foundation Bake Sale. This year, over 407 cookie artists across 17 countries are paying it forward, hoping our creations will raise funds to help fund research, treatment, and financial aid for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Michaels Pumpkin decor
The theme designs for this bake sale was left pretty open: something Fall or Halloween-themed, with one special butterfly design. I drew my inspiration from all the white pumpkins I’m seeing this year – and particularly the Fall décor section at Michaels.
Go Bo Bake Sale Gilded Pumpkin Cookies
Go Bo Bake Sale Gilded Pumpkin Cookies
I knew that I wanted to add some gold to the cookies, and opted for the same gilded pumpkin design in light beige and white shades. I used gold as the primary colour for the butterfly so it would stand out from the others.
Go Bo Bake Sale Gilded Pumpkin Cookies
Go Bo Bake Sale Gilded Pumpkin Cookies
I hope you’ll follow along on Instagram using the hashtag #gobobakesale to see some of the other incredible designs from other cookie artists around the world. 
Thanks for reading! xo

 

13 thoughts on “Gilded Pumpkin Cookies

  1. amalia

    These are beautiful! I just found your website…and am in love. Love your simplicity and meticulous work. How did you achieve the gold on the butterfly? Did you airbrush after frosting or use luster dust? Beautiful beautiful work!!!

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  2. Toni

    Your cookies are works of art! I was just introduced to your blog through best friends for frosting. You are remarkable; such beauty!

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  4. Dawn

    Hi there, I just love these cookies, beautiful, you said light beige is the colour, can you please tell me where I can get that colour from ?? is it a Wilton colour ? thanks heaps 🙂

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    1. Jessica Post author

      Hi Dawn! I added a bit of Americolor Chocolate Brown – I usually use a toothpick and add little by little until I’m happy with the colour. Adding a very small amount of Wilton’s Juniper Green helps offset the “pink” tone. Hope that helps!

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    1. Jessica Post author

      Hi Amirah — I painted it on to dry royal icing using a mix of gold lustre dust and vodka. To my knowledge, it’s not possible to get the same effect mixing lustre dust direclty into frosting. Hope that helps!

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