500g white marzipan
400g royal icing
Orange food colouring
Black edible food pen
Water, boiled and cooled
Piping bag with thin nozzle
1 On a clean, dry surface knead two thirds of the white marzipan until soft. Add a small amount of orange food colouring and knead until combined (the more you add, the darker it will become).
2 Reserve a small amount of orange marzipan and colour it a deep orange. Take the rest of the orange coloured marzipan and roll it into even, bite-sized balls.
3 Colour the remaining third of marzipan with cocoa powder to make it brown.
MAKING THE PUMPKINS
1 Using the knife, gently score lines across the middle of the ball, score another line across the ball to form a cross, then two more diagonal lines to form a pumpkin shape.
2 Once the pumpkins have set completely, draw eyes and a mouth using the black edible food pen. Roll a tiny sausage shape using the brown marzipan and attach it to the top of the pumpkin with a small amount of water.
MAKING THE CHICKS
1 Roll the ball into a pear shape for the body. Take a small amount of orange marzipan and roll it into a cone shape, flatten and attach it to the side of the body using a little water if needed for the wings. Repeat for the other side.
2 Using the brown marzipan, make a hat by forming a cone shape and flattening the base. Take a pinch of the deep coloured orange marzipan and roll a thin sausage, flatten the sausage with your fingers and attach it around the hat using a little water.
3 Using the deeper coloured orange marzipan, roll a tiny ball and flatten for the beak, attach it to the centre of the body flattening it slightly.
4 For the eyes, roll two tiny balls out of the brown marzipan and attach above the beak using a little water.
5 Attach the hat onto the top of the body using a little water. Once the marzipan has dried completely, draw feet towards the bottom of the body and nostrils and a smile onto the beak.
MAKING THE SPIDERS WEB
1 Get an adult to make you a piping bag containing a no.0 tube. Let down a small amount of Royal Icing to a soft piping consistency by mixing in a couple of drops of water. Fill the piping bag no more than halfway and fold the top to secure.
2 Pipe four overlapping lines across the marzipan ball. Then pipe interconnecting lines to create a spider web effect.
Recipe from www.lakeland.co.uk