Category Archives: Holidays

Halloween Candy Lava Cakes

Snickers Halloween Candy Lava Cakes

When you have fun sized Halloween candies left over after the trick-or-treating is through, the obvious thing to do is to simply eat it yourself over time. As good as those tiny candies are, however, they get boring after a while. I like to put mine to good use in other baked goods and these Halloween Candy Lava Cakes are one of the absolute best ... Read More »

Spiderweb Hot Chocolate

Spiderweb Hot Chocolate

The spiderweb pattern that I decorated my Pumpkin Tart with is an eye-catching design that is perfect for celebrating Halloween. I made a video tutorial that explains how to replicate the design, and in it I mentioned that you can use the technique with things besides pumpkin tart filling. For instance, you can use two colors of glaze or ganache to decorate cookies or cakes. ... Read More »

Pumpkin Pie: A Horror Story (video)

Baking Bites' Halloween Special!

Scary monsters and horror movies are a big part of Halloween for many people. Haunted houses and corn mazes open all over the country this time of year, and creepy and gory movies always draw big crowds to the theater. I decided to take a page from the scary side of this this Halloween and make my own scary movie. Mine is food-related, of course, ... Read More »

Large Pumpkin Eating A Small Pumpkin Jack O’Lantern

Jack o'Lantern

Halloween is the one time of year when people actually want to be scared – and that is why monsters and zombies take a starring role on the holiday. I always have fun carving pumpkins for Halloween, and this year I decided to combine my usual foodie theme with a monster one, to create a pumpkin I like to call Jaws. He’s a monstrous pumpkin ... Read More »

Sweet and Scary Must-Try Halloween Treats

Skeletons

Halloween is a holiday that is all about having fun. You can go all-out with scary decorations, glowing pumpkins and lavish costumes. You can have just as much fun with your baked goods this time of year, as well. It’s a chance to be creative and try things that you probably wouldn’t do for one of the more “serious” holidays! Here are some of my ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Pumpkin Loaf Pan

Nordic Ware Pumpkin Loaf Pan

Just about every year, Nordic Ware releases a new pumpkin-themed pan for the fall baking season. Once the air starts to get a chill in it, people are much more likely to turn on their ovens and put them to work – and there are plenty of foodie holidays that provide occasions for all that baking, too. This new Pumpkin Loaf Pan features a trio ... Read More »

How to make Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes (video)

Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes are one of my favorite fall recipes, both because they are very tasty and because they are intriguing to people. The cupcakes have the same custardy texture as a pumpkin pie filling, but have just enough substance to them to hold together without a traditional crust. They’re delicious. I get a lot of requests for video of this recipe and questions ... Read More »

Betty Crocker Halloween Glitter Gels, reviewed

Glitter Frankenstein Cookie

When it comes to decorating cakes and cookies, I like to keep things simple. Around the holidays, however, I usually feel the need to take some of my creations over-the-top and put more work into the decorations to make them stand out. Halloween is definitely a holiday of colors, and you’ll see orange, black, purple and green everywhere you go. That color palate is what ... Read More »

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