After years of watching my aunt make some amazing fondant cakes, my daughter and I thought we’d give it a try. But, instead of store bought fondant, we decided to make our own. It was less expensive, tasty, and easy to make.
This Hocus Pocus Spell Book, is the second fondant cake we’ve ever made. The first was a five-layer Pusheen Cake, that took 9 hours to make, because of so many trials and errors. But that conversation is for another post.
If you are looking for a super easy Halloween cake, this is the one for you. I’ve made this cake twice over the years and one of the first tips I have to offer is: Make sure you make your edible objects a few days before (or purchase them) and give yourself enough time to put it together. I had to rush to make this cake before our Halloween Bash, and I can see ever flaw – but my guests loved it. I had to put this together in about an hour’s time. I seriously would have liked another half hour to perfect the cauldron walls, smoothing them out. But it worked. Continue reading →
My first attempt at making chocolates will be used for two cauldron cakes at the Halloween Bash. Photo courtesy of Debbie Morrow.
I’ve always been curious on how hard it would be to make those homemade chocolates. Since I decided to make 2 cauldron cakes for my upcoming Halloween Bash, I needed some body parts and gruesome edibles to hang out of the pot.
Since Gummi Bears are pretty tasteless, I chose to try my hand at candy making. They are not perfect, but sticking out of a cauldron surrounded by other scary edibles, I think they’ll work.
Planning and executing a party is stressful enough without attempting new recipes. So pull out your regular recipe cards and see what you can transform. You’ll be happier that you did and don’t forget to drop me a line with one of your ideas. Thanks!
Since edible eyes at the store are pretty pricey (approx. 75 for 5 bucks), I had been thinking about how to make the eyes cheaper.
A few weeks ago, I picked up candy buttons for my daughter. They were on sale for a dollar a package(450 dots). She was munching on them when I got inspired. Why not get some food coloring, use a toothpick or small brush and make them eyes? I could add red veins and more!
Take a toothpick, dip it in a drop of food coloring and paint the candy buttons. So quick and easy! Photo courtesy of Debbie Morrow.
It was an easier alternative to making multiple batches of varying colored dots and it took less than 10 minutes to go from painting the eyes to being able to use them.
Since I make a huge spread of gruesome treats at my Halloween Bash, I’ll now have more than enough eyes at a reasonable price. Thank you my creative friends for inspiring me again!
If you’re planning on making some new gruesome treats for Halloween, it’s better to practice your skills a few months ahead before the big party.
When the summertime heat rises, there’s nothing more refreshing than Jell-O! Hardly the Jell-O mold your grandma has made, the basic recipe originally came from The Pumpkin Nook, where you can find several recipes of gruesome delight. I tweaked the brain recipe by adding a few ingredients and made it my own.
One brain mold
A large platter (to accommodate brain with blood drippings)
Non-stick cooking spray
7 small boxes of peach gelatin
Green food coloring
1 can skim evaporated milk, chilled
3 ½ cups water
One of the following: A can of cherry pie filling or 1 bag of frozen strawberries or frozen raspberries.
3 bowls: one for mold stabilization in the refrigerator, one for mixing and one for water dipping.