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Twisted Cakes

Twisted Cakes

There aren’t that many occasions throughout the year when you need a truly evil looking cake, but Halloween is definitely the season for unusually creepy designs. The book Twisted Cakes: Deliciously Evil Designs for Every Occasion is full of recipes for decorating some very scary cakes that are perfect for this time of year. The book focuses on decorating and sculpting cakes into pieces that ... Read More »

Zombie Head Cookie Jar

Zombie Head Cookie Jar

When you’re hopping for a cookie jar, you’re usually looking for something that is airtight and will keep cookies fresh, or something that is cute and will be a nice accent to your kitchen. You’re not usually looking for something creepy…. unless it is close to Halloween, in which case this Zombie Head Cookie Jar becomes the perfect accessory for any kitchen where bakers like ... Read More »

What is candy corn?

Candy Corn

Candy corn is candy that fills up candy aisles during the fall holiday season, and the distinctive orange, yellow and white triangles have become a fall icon. Candy corn is a type of fondant, a candy paste made from water and sugar. Fondant can come in many different consistencies, from a flowing candy filling to a smooth dough that can be rolled out to cover ... Read More »

Spooky Jack o’ Lantern Ideas for Foodies

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Carving a big pumpkin into a jack o’ lantern is one of those Halloween traditions that no one should ever grow out of. The spooky faces of those pumpkins generally indicate to kids that there is candy to be had nearby. For adults, carving those faces is a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit and get a lot more creative than you were ... Read More »

Candy Corn Terrine

Candy Corn Terrine

Candy corn is a fall and Halloween staple, even though many people have a love-hate relationship with the candy. They’re quite pretty to look at, they make a great addition to a candy dish and my favorite brand (Brach’s) as nice notes of honey and vanilla to it. Brach’s actually sells enough candy corn (and the related Mallowcremes) each year that, if they were all ... Read More »

Wilton Halloween Candy Kit, reviewed

Wilton Halloween Candy Kit

I’ve made molded chocolates before many times, filling up plastic or silicone molds with melted chocolate and letting them set. I don’t typically attempt anything too fancy, like you might see at a gourmet chocolate shop, although I can fill the chocolates with relative ease and consistency. When I spotted this Wilton Halloween Candy Kit on the Halloween shelf at a local store, I immediately ... Read More »

Monster Pops Cookie Pan

Monster Pops Cookie Pan, up close

The companies that make specialty pans and other baking accessories are getting more and more creative with the holiday ideas that the come out with, so where we once had just two pumpkin-shaped pans to choose between for Halloween baking, there is now a wide array of everything from Witch’s Fingers to 3D Skulls. This Monster Pops Cookie Pan from Wilton is just another fun ... Read More »

Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats

Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats

Fall puts me in the mood for pumpkin desserts and an extra bag of Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows in my kitchen put me in the mood to make some pumpkin spice cereal bars. Homemade rice krispy treats were always a favorite of mine growing up, but it wasn’t until recently that I started to put some new flavor spins on them, such as Black and White ... Read More »

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