Browsing the web as I love to do, I’ve been so impressed by the creativity shown in this year’s Halloween-themed recipes.
No, wait … don’t run screaming. We’re talking, way beyond cupcakes with candy corns stuck in them, people (which is about my speed as far as pastry decorating goes). I’ve seen the most amazing Halloween cakes ever, plus wonderfully executed scary-themed appetizers to boot.
Okay, I’ll stop babbling now (I know! A miracle!) and get to the goods.
(All photographs in this post are copyrighted to the owners of the posts I link to.)
First up, this cake had me absolutely swooning. It’s from last year, but gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous:
from I Am Baker
One of my favorite cakes of the season, also from the incredible I Am Baker. Can you believe it? Talk about haunted cakes!
from I Am Baker
Another amazingly clever cake — with cake pop polka dots!
from Snowy Bliss
Super adorable cake pops from the reigning cake pop queen herself:
The cutest, most cheek-pinching ghost meringues I have ever seen:
from Dulcis in Furno
Another awesomely creative cake:
How sweet is this?
from Cute Food for Kids
Yet another gorgeous cake — the talent is really running heavy this year!
from Texanerin Baking
Very well done – so realistic [shudder]!
from Kitchen Table Scraps
This is like no caramel apple I’ve ever had (Yes! It’s a caramel apple!). The green goo just bowls me right over. Love it!
from Hungry Happenings
This whole thing — from the name, “Spanaspookyta” — to the presentation just made me smile.
Coolest, creepist idea of the day: glowing hand punch. It’s all in the chemistry.
So impressed by the bloggers out there — mad skillz rule the season!
Now, to end with a little extra fun, take this movie quote quiz from Fork and Beans, and test your witchy knowledge. (I kind of got stalled on number 4, where I just kept going with more lines from the script. I probably should be worried that, most mornings, I can’t find my keys, but I can recite lines from a movie I saw decades ago. Nah. I’d rather worry about what I’m having for lunch….)