Mandala Sun and Moon Pendant
Green Monster Bust
Skeleton Art Print
OMG GOD IT’s OCTOBER!!! 26 more days until my birthday. 30 more days until Halloween. I LOVE THIS MONTH!!
This was so fun to do, haha! I loved photographing the brownies. I unfortunately dropped the brownie face first onto the Oreo cookie dirt and it got all dirty BUT I still think it looks good, lol. Can you guess who’s arm that is!?
Anyway! The gravestone brownie is similar to the monster cookies I made before where you can use any recipe you like for the sweet. Additionally, you can use pre-made frosting and/or boxed brownie mix to make it all easier on yourself. I used Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie mix (it was on sale for .75, yay!) and made my own white frosting for the “RIP” on the brownie. You can use pre made white frosting too. I’d recommend this. It’s so much easier! Use two of those small tubs.
Other things you’ll need:
Bowls for different colored frostings
Black gel food coloring
Piping bags with small/medium round tip
Sharp knife for cutting brownies OR gravestone shaped cookie cutters!
1. Using your preferred brownie recipe, bake according to instructions then let the brownies cool COMPLETELY! Otherwise, the frosting will just melt and make everything gross and the brownies might disintegrate into brownie crumbs. Be sure to bake your brownies so they’ll be set enough to stand. I usually undertake my brownies for the chewiness when they cool, but for this I baked them a little longer.
2. Prepare frostings! I made my own white vanilla buttercream (one stick of butter, powdered sugar, splash of milk), but if you’ve bought pre made frosting more power to you!
Separate the white frosting by about half or a little more than half into a bowl, depending on how many brownies you will be frosting. If you’re using pre made white frosting, use one tub for the gray frosting. This will be the gray icing, so you’re going to use this the most. The rest of the white frosting is going to be used to pipe the “RIP” on the brownies.
Add the black food gel to one of the white icings until you get the desired gray color you want. I went for a lighter gray color, but you can definitely go darker.
3. Frost ALL the brownies gray first! (You can frost the sides if you’d like, but it’s not necessary. I did this just for the sake of photographing the brownie from the side). Frosting the gray brownies first leaves you with, possibly, leftover gray frosting for the last step.
4. Fill a piping bag with a small/medium round tip with the white frosting from the second tub. Maybe about half or less depending on how much you are writing and how many brownies you have. This is where you can get creative! I simply write “RIP” but you can personalize each brownie (“RIP” Jane Doe) or “Here lies Jane Doe”. Whatever you can think of!
LAST STEP is optional!
5. I used my leftover gray frosting to create cracks on the top of the gravestone brownies. If you don’t have any leftover gray frosting, you can always use more of the white frosting to create more, going for a really dark gray or even black. Make just a little as you won’t need much. You can pipe if its easier for you, or you can use a butter knife (like I did) to make the cracks. Dip the knife into the frosting so that there is a glob of it at the end and a bit starting to drip off. Then carefully frost the top, holding the knife vertically over the brownie, as if you were going to cut it. Make a zig-zag motion, or draw something similar to a lightning bolt. Think, Harry Potter’s scar! I hope this makes sense.