How to Create Body Parts From Food


Body parts fashioned out of food make a spooky addition to any feast. Add body parts to Halloween buffets, mad scientist-themed parties and as appetizers for watching horror movies. Fun for both adults and children, creative ways for serving the body-shaped treats include miniature caskets, scientific equipment and tables set up to look like graveyards. The key to successful body parts made out of food is being creative.

Things You'll Need

  • Basic kitchen tools
  • Cookie dough
  • Whole almonds
  • Red paste food coloring
  • Small paint brush
  • Butter knife
  • Mini mozzarella di bufala balls, drained
  • Italian dressing
  • Unpitted green olives
  • Black olives
  • Plastic drinking straw
  • Wooden toothpicks
  • Large peeled shrimp, cooked
  • Small peeled shrimp, cooked
  • Sharp paring knife
  • Bowl of ice
  • Cocktail sauce

Witch's Fingers

  • Shape cookie dough into long fingers using approximately 1 tbsp. dough for each finger. Make cookies small as they will spread during cooking.

  • Paint the almonds using the red paste food coloring and a small paint brush. It may be necessary to thin the food coloring. Mix individual drops of water into the coloring until it reaches a consistency that paints easily.

  • Brush almonds into the end of each finger for the nail.

  • Squeeze the cookie in the center to help create a knuckle shape. Lines may be placed at the knuckle using a butter knife.

  • Bake cookies according to cookie recipe.

Mozarella Eyeballs

  • Marinate the mozzarella balls in Italian dressing, either store-bought or homemade.

  • Cut off the top of the green olive. This gives you an iris for the mozzarella eyeball.

  • Cut a pupil from a black olive using the end of the straw. Place the pupil into the middle of the iris.

  • Remove a mozzarella ball from the dressing and place on serving tray.

  • Add the iris and pupil to the top of the mozzarella ball. Repeat until all eyeballs are completed.

Shrimp Ears

  • Butterfly each shrimp down the outside curve using a sharp paring knife.

  • Place a small shrimp inside the curve of the larger shrimp.

  • Stick a toothpick through both shrimp to hold them together.

  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • Serve on ice with cocktail sauce.

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