Halloween Coffin and Skeleton Cookie Tutorial


In this 54-minute video, part of Julia’s Kitchen Club and a companion to her Halloween Coffin and Skeleton Dynamic Duos™ stencil sets and cutters, Julia shows how to use this specially designed tool kit to make both 2-D and 3-D coffins that are absolutely spook-tacular! But this video doesn’t just teach how to use Julia’s tools, it also provides invaluable information about airbrushing (both precision-control and shading), stenciling, and 3-D cookie assembly that will serve you well when making countless other projects. And that’s not all! Julia throws in a couple of bonuses: (1) a small expertly stenciled skeleton that fits inside the 3-D project and (2) molded fondant bones, which, once airbrushed, look perfectly creepy arranged on or in the coffins!

Once you’ve purchased, you’ll automatically receive a receipt with a link to a downloadable handout, including two recipes, sources, and extensive technique tips. Then, simply return to this page to view the tutorial as often and for as long as you like. The sneak peek video above will disappear and be replaced with the full-length video. Just remember to log into your account in order to view.

For all of Julia’s companion products used in this video, see the “MORE LIKE THIS” links below or visit the project kit listing on her product partner Confection Couture Stencils’ site. The companion products are not included in the price of this tutorial, and can only be purchased on Julia’s partner’s site.


Skill Level: All, though particularly suited to those with some airbrushing experience

Video Format: Professionally filmed and edited in studio setting

Video Length: 54:15

What You’ll Learn (11 Techniques):

  • 2-D cookie dough rolling and cutting, to ensure clean edges and uniform thickness
  • 2-D and 3-D cookie prep (i.e., filing, sanding, and use of Dremel tool)
  • Sponging, to tint cookie edges
  • Cookie design with layered stencils
  • Precision-control airbrushing and stenciling, particularly in multicolor stencil designs
  • Airbrush shading
  • Fondant appliqués, both standard and contoured
  • Molded fondant embellishments
  • Franken-cookies (i.e., cookies altered with reductive or additive methods)
  • 3-D sandwiched assembly
  • Fondant wraps, to cover 3-D cookie sides

What You’ll Receive:

  • Forever-access to video recording on this site
  • Detailed 30-page tutorial handout including:
    • recipes for gingerbread and royal icing (with consistency adjustments for gluing and more)
    • supply list with online sources
    • extensive airbrushing and stenciling technique tips
    • other key technique tips related to these projects
    • inspiration images, including several designs made with Julia’s Halloween Coffin and Skeleton Dynamic Duos™ stencil sets and cutters
  • Access to Julia via email or Superpeer for tutorial Q&A (at any time, though please allow 48 hours for a response)

Class Outline (Video Time Stamp):

  • Project introduction (0:00 – 4:06)
  • Tool overview (4:07 – 11:57)
  • Cookie cutting, prep, and sponging (11:58 – 17:18)
  • Precision-control airbrushing/stenciling and shading using just the background stencil set in Julia’s Halloween Coffin and Skeleton Dynamic Duos™ release (17:19 – 24:15)
  • Precision-control airbrushing/stenciling and shading using both stencil sets (background and message/frame) in Julia’s Halloween Coffin and Skeleton Dynamic Duos™ release (24:16 – 29:42)
  • Bonus fondant decorations (29:43 – 37:22)
  • Applying bonus decorations to cookies (37:23 – 40:11)
  • Cutting franken-cookies to avoid misshaping (40:12 – 43:21)
  • 3-D sandwiched coffin assembly, including an airbrushed/stenciled fondant wrap (43:22 – 51:44)
  • Closing remarks and presentation ideas (51:45 – 54:15)

Video Production: Two 5:7 North, August 2022

Purchase Agreement: Julia M. Usher and Julia M. Usher, LLC are the sole copyright owners of all tutorial videos and handouts. Reproduction, distribution, resale, and/or any other use for financial gain of any video or handout, in whole or in part, are strictly prohibited. However, as the purpose of Julia’s tutorials is to teach, any knowledge gleaned from her videos and handouts can be used to make cookies or other products for either personal use or sale. In purchasing this tutorial, you acknowledge that you agree to these terms of use.

Julia’s Return Policy: Due to the online nature of this tutorial, all sales are final.

Additional information

Tutorial Type

Video Tutorial

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


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Just in time for summer wedding season, my latest 3-D cake tutorial is sure to wow – though it hasn’t a single crumb of actual cake in it! It’s all cookie, modeling chocolate, and royal icing. Another plus: it’s a lot easier to make than it looks! Though my four-tier version embraces my more-is-more mentality, the project can easily be scaled down by making fewer tiers. My tutorial also details every single step so that even beginners can follow along.

To celebrate its launch, I’m offering 50% OFF ALL OF MY TUTORIALS AND CLASS RECORDINGS through June. Just use CODE WOW50 at checkout. – Julia