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post #31 of 67
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Originally Posted by kimbordeaux

I have looked all over for thinnly sliced almonds and cannot find them anywhere. I can find whole almonds, slithered almonds and medium to thick sliced almonds but none that can pass for fingernails. Does anyone have any ideas for almond substitutes? I tried fondant but it looked too girly, like Barbie doll fingers. Thanks!

~Kim



I had the same problem! And believe me, it was a B*tch to try to slice through almonds myself! lol.. but of course, after the fact, I thought about it, I think a lot of cereals (honey bunches of oats) have slivered almonds in them. Try that, you won't miss them when you go to eat the cereal, it's really good
post #32 of 67
these look so cool. I wish I can make them for my son's bday this SUnday but Im swamped with last min details.
post #33 of 67
I am in the process of making these now -- for the fingernails, I am going to use a fresh coconut and a vegetable peeler. I am getting all kinds of splits and jagged edges for the top of the nails and the shavings are long enough to trim up a bit for the nail bed edge. It seems to be a perfect thickness. I am excited to see the finished product!
post #34 of 67
IOIDA, I have just seen your recipe for your finger biscuits and would love to give it a try for my DIL's Halloween party next weekend.
How soon before the time do you think I could bake them??
If I did them this weekend, would they hold till next week??
post #35 of 67
Instead of almonds, I am thinking of using corn flakes. Hope it works!
post #36 of 67
I have made them some years using whole almonds if you can't find slivered, and it looks cool. You can use food color to 'paint' the nails too if you want a witchy look. It's also extra nasty to dip the 'cut' end of the finger in melted red candy melts. icon_lol.gif

I am unable to attach pictures these days, don't know if that's a known issue or not, but here is a link to the version I have made if anyone wanted to see how whole nuts look. I like the almost bark-ish look of the brown almond nails.

Fingers: http://www.sweetcakesonline.net/20081029_0619.JPG

Bloody Fingers: http://www.sweetcakesonline.net/20081031_0630.JPG
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

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post #37 of 67
Melvira, had a look at your two links you posted and those fingers look real "awesome"!!
post #38 of 67
Well, my cookies spread out too much and they didn't hold their shape, so I will have to make a few practice rounds before the holiday..... but the coconut fingernails were perfect and no allergies to worry about!
post #39 of 67
Thank you Charmaine49. I do love how the thin almonds look too! Very realistic! Almost too realistic? Muahahaha! Ahem, sorry.

triahvanhoozer, thank you for the feedback on the coconut. That would be a great alternative for allergy sufferers! Did you take a pic? I'd love to see how it turned out. I always love seeing the new ways to do something.

Also, I have heard that some people make these with pretzel dough, but I haven't tried it...what a fun combo - having some sweet cookie fingers and some savory pretzel fingers!! Has anyone here tried that? I'd love to see!!
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post #40 of 67
YUM! I had not thought of making them with pretzel dough but it seems like it would be good. Maybe they would look like dirty fingers if you put some cinnamon sugar on them thumbs_up.gif
post #41 of 67
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Originally Posted by Bubbl3h3ad

YUM! I had not thought of making them with pretzel dough but it seems like it would be good. Maybe they would look like dirty fingers if you put some cinnamon sugar on them thumbs_up.gif



Ewwwww! That's awesomely gross! icon_lol.gif
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post #42 of 67
Wow!! these are great!!!!

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I also have to do something different as a nail, still thinking on that one, as we have nut allergies to deal with.



Im throwing a halloween party and inviting a friend with a kid who is highly allergic to nuts. Im thinking of maybe doing the fingernails out of fondant since i have that in house. good idea? also, anybody freeze these? since im going to make 2 cakes and lots of food I would like to make as much as I can before hand. thanks
post #43 of 67
trishvanhoozer
If you let the dough warm up too much before baking they spread. After forming fingers I place them on cookie sheet and put them in fridge for a few minutes until they are hard again. I also form the fingers smaller than I want them because I know they will puff up and spread a little. BTW, the FRESH COCONUT is an AWESOME idea! I've been racking my brain thinking of alternatives for almonds. I tried the the whole almonds and thickly sliced almonds but did not want that look. Those are fine for witch or gross looking fingers but I was trying more for a real looking finger. Here is picture of what I have. I would love to have realistic nails on them though. Won't have time to try the coconut idea on this batch icon_sad.gif http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1842410.html

~Kim
post #44 of 67
KIM!!!!!!!!!!!! holy cow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! those are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant stop looking. how on earth did you get them so great?!!!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gif
post #45 of 67
Kim, thank you for the info on temperature of the dough. I also made them wayyyy too big, as I only got 20 or so out of my reciepe. Will try again today.... luckily I have a lot of coconut left!! Your fingers look perfect!

Trish
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