Make up a few cups of food colored water. Red, Brown, Green, Orange. Soak the paper towel in a few colors, like red and brown and tab over your finger and wipe off. And repeat the process until you get desired look. Let dry. Then build with other colors to make the fingers look dirty, by adding more color water applications on it. It’s all about how it looks to you. The color will seep into the grooves to give it more of a 3D dimensional look. Repeat applications of food coloring.
This is probably one of my grossest blogs ever!! Warning….if you are tender at visual photos, this may not be for you. However, there were no harm done to real body parts. I still have all my fingers. THIS is all in good Halloween fun. And trust me, my kids were right there watching……and were having fun. Hubby didn’t have the same reaction. Had I told hubby before hand and had him watch what I was doing….it probably would have had better reaction. So when I do anything like this……he’s present so as not to freak out. This blog was 2 years in the making. Why I hadn’t done this blog 2 years ago, is beyond me other then….being busy. SO here’s mainly a step by step photo guide of how to make Severed Fingers using only a couple of ingredients and your hand as a tool. You could use toothpicks if you don’t have finger nails, but most of the pictures explain themselves. This was our dinner one year for prior to the actual Halloween Holiday.
See, fingers attached, my finger tips are red because of food coloring.
Main things you need to make your severed fingers are:
Natural Pink colored Wilton Prepared Fondant
4 Chocolate Duplex Cookies Assorted Standard Food Coloring dye (red, yellow, green, blue,
read directions on box to make brown & orange) 1 Zip-Loc Baggie
Small disposable cups A few Napkins Water
A cookie sheet pan lined with parchment paper
Take out a portion of fondant (about 1 1/2 TBSP)
Work the fondant a little bit to get it pliable and shaped into a finger like wedge
See, just like this, use your own fingers as guides.
Start shaping indentions to be as realistic as possible
Using your finger or toothpick, score the bottom of the finger to give it marks as if it’s been cut off from the hand.
Flare out edges just a tad.
See almost realistic-like, every finger you make will be different
Taking your finger nail or toothpick, score out a shape of a fingernail at the top of the finger-shape
When you’re done, it should look something like this.
On the top of the fondant finger score out marks like the natural lines on your own finger as an example or guide, to add more character to your fondant finger. Then lightly smooth over the fondant with your finger tip to get rid of any imperfections. It doesn’t have to be totally perfect.
After a few applications of food colored water. And then let dry for a few minutes,
more applications of colored water and it’s a bit sticky but not to worry, the stickiness will go away when it dries.
Crush sandwich cookies in a bag before adding drops of food coloring.
Add a mix of red and brown food coloring to crushed cookies to look like bloody dirt.
Apply your bloody dirt cookie mix to the edges of your fingers in small clumps.
Follow the bloody dirt mix around the edge to make it look like severed tissue.
add your bloody dirt cookie mix to other places to give more of a gross effect.
This one was a happy accident. I was digging out cookie gunk from my own finger and slipped, jabbed the one finger I made and sliced part of it…so hence some extra effect to this finger. Use some food coloring to paint the finger nails.
Here’s a few different types of fingers I made below, in the process. I used the fingers to put on my kids plates at dinner as a joke, since they watched me make them. My kids are open to seeing things like this. Most kids aren’t at their age. But my kids are great when it comes to weird things with food and have open minds, especially when they watch what I am doing.
For dinner, I made my family Halloween Bloody Baked Rats on a bed of maggots AKA rice pilaf served with a severed finger.
Followed by Kitty Litter Cake
Both the Halloween Bloody Baked Rat recipe and the Kitty Litter Cake recipe can be found on Allrecipes.com.
Thank you for a tour of my blog, I know sometimes I have a demented mind, but honestly, it’s all in fun for my family. While, it’s not for everyone that is adventurous as my house, it was so much fun to get reactions out of my family. Look for more Halloween themed blogs this month.