Halloween baking 

A couple of weeks ago, on the 29th October to be precise, I did a lot of baking for my families Halloween party but unfortunately due to work commitments eating through my time I don’t seem to have gotten round to posting my pictures!

So here they are, my final Halloween offerings for the year. 

Between me and my little monkey we made: 

  • Butterscotch chocolate monster cakes with chocolate ganache topping (and some great eyes that I bought ages ago!)
  • A bleeding cake which was a chocolate and vanilla sponge with an extra surprise of being full of smarties which fell out when the cake was cut 
  • Vanilla and raspberry bad teeth cupcakes 
  • And finally, my monkeys offering of green fairy cakes which were actually strawberry flavoured. A great idea and confusion for the brain all at once 

My sister was fascinated how made the piñata cake with the smarties inside. She asked how they didn’t melt when baked – hehe. I politely explained in all of my big sisterly kindness how I cut out a hole and filled the cake after it was baked. 

The cake actually was iced this way due to an accident from me. Because I forgot to put jam down the sides before icing so the icing slipped down and tore.

I was determined not to be stressed out by it so I filled the ‘cut’ with strawberry jam which left it looking like some gruesome surgery. Phew! 

Onto Christmas next and this time it’ll be properly iced. 

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Marshmallow Halloween faces 

I quite like Halloween, not as much as Christmas but there’s something extremely childish about it.  I think it’s the chance to dress up and eat some cake?  That may have something to do with it. 
Today after dinner I was cleaning up the kitchen and noticed I still had half a jar of big white marshmallows left.  Instead of just snaffling them very quickly I had an idea. 

I took out my edible inks and realised that I could paint little faces onto them. So I shouted my little monkey to see if she wanted to do something fun. 

Me and my little girl painted silly faces onto them and I think they look pretty good for what they are!  I might use them at the weekend as cupcake toppers. 
If you need some kid friendly Halloween ideas then definitely try it. A little food colouring, a paintbrush and a bag of marshmallows (only a few were eaten) and it gives an hour of entertainment.