A body cavity cake with ribs made from white chocolate and each organ made of a different flavor cake and filling. Image courtesy of Debbie Morrow. All Rights Reserved.
Confessions of a Party Planner
I must confess: it is a highlight for me to get an emotional response from guests before they even taste a morsel at my Halloween parties. But beyond their visual appeal (or gruesome effect), it has to be undoubtedly tasty.
Luckily, it usually only takes a few brave souls to initiate the tasting of horrifying foods and giving them the thumbs up. Word-of-mouth is very powerful and thanks to those who initiated the food fest, a chain-reaction will occur of good conversations, laughs, and most importantly, everyone else digging in.
Below you’ll find awe-inspiring Halloween recipes that have been tested by my own party attendees or are on my “must try” list from my peer’s tried and true recipes.
DOO DOO BALLS WITH CORN: After making a batch of brownies in a pan, scoop out approx. a tsp. of brownie and roll into a ball. Stick in whole or halves of candy corn into each ball to give the appearance of undigested corn in poop. Image and recipe courtesy of Debbie Morrow. All Rights Reserved.
FLESHY FINGERS: Use a pretzel or bread stick, wrap a slice of ham around the stick and slide a almond slice at the top. Image courtesy of Superhealthykids.com
BLOODY HOT DOGS: Before cooking, make cut lines for knuckles and cut out a “nail” at one end of the dog. Cut the other end jagged and place them in buns with ketchup. Image courtesy of Party Tipz via Pinterest.
CAULDRON CAKES: Make a bundt cake, dig out center and frost. Add cotton candy for steam and cookie or candy body parts. Slide stick pretzels under each cake to simulate your logs and cut a few pieces of red/orange fruit roll-ups to become the fire. Image courtesy of Debbie Morrow. All Rights Reserved.
If you have any questions or are interested in making The Body Cavity Cake, please shoot me a comment or email. The directions for that cake is quite lengthy and I can send a quick run-down on how each organ was shaped and how the ribs were made. Thanks!