Rumour in the family is Nan’s having her ‘famous’ halloween party again this year so I took some inspiration from my fellow bloggers and pinterest (the holy grail for inspiration) and made some sugary halloween treats.
I saw this recipe of Pinterest and thought it might be a simple start.
Half a box of rice krispies
6 cups of marshmallows
6 table spoons of butter
Orange (or red and yellow) food colouring
Melt the butter in a pot, continuously stirring.
Add marshmallows, continuously stirring.
Slowly add the rice krispies, continuously stirring.
Add food colouring until the desired colour is achieved, keep stirring.
Rub butter onto your hands and mould the rice krispies into pumpkin shapes (be careful they’re probably hot!)
Poke a hole in the centre and place your flake in, remould after to keep flake in place.
Place onto a greased tray on greaseproof paper and allow to set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Then I decided to try my hand at some Halloween cupcakes after picking up some spooky cake decorations. My original plan was chocolate cupcakes but ended up making vanilla and using orange cases and green frosting.
200g self raising flour
200g caster sugar
Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
Line cupcake tray with 12 cases.
Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time.
Add vanilla extract.
Stir in flour.
Spoon mixture into cases.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
*Check if cupcakes are cooked through by putting a knife into the centre and if it comes out clean they’re done*
I melted some chocolate in the microwave (30 seconds then stir and repeat until melted). I then poured the melted chocolate into a freezer bag and cut a tiny hole, drew my designs onto a greased cookie tray and put into the fridge overnight to set.
Here are some other things I found on pinterest that I might chance at the weekend.