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How to Carve a Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin

I love a classic jack o’ lantern as much as the next gal, but I also love a creatively carved pumpkin and usually try to make at least a couple of more unusual designs when I am carving pumpkins for Halloween. This year, I wanted to create a pumpkin carving that was a tribute to my favorite pumpkin dessert – so I carved a slice ... Read More »

Pumpkin Gutter

Pumpkin Gutter

I love carving pumpkins around Halloween. The carving itself is a lot of fun and it is very rewarding to see your work light up for the first time. The least fun part of carving pumpkins is gutting them. Pumpkins are sticky and messy on the inside, and while it is a lot of fun to play with that goop when you’re a kid (and ... Read More »

Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Foodies

"I vant a cupcake" Halloween Pumpkin

I have always loved carving pumpkins. As much as I love the candy and the treats, sitting down with a big pumpkin is still one of my favorite parts of Halloween. For years, I stuck to straightforward jack o’lantern faces until one faithful year when I decided to try to up my game by incorporating a foodie twist onto my pumpkins. Now, I’m not an ... Read More »

Spooky Jack o’ Lantern Ideas for Foodies

Halloween 2

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 »

Jack-O-Lantern Cookie Cutter Set

Jack-O-Lantern Cookie Cutter Set

One of my favorite Halloween traditions is carving pumpkins into jack o’lanterns and I always carve at least a few every year. The spooky faces of carved pumpkins don’t always translate well into baked goods like cookies, because it is very difficult to carve out the eyes, nose and mouth of a cookie-sized jack o’ lantern unless you have a very sharp, small knife and ... Read More »

Skeleton Chef and Cupcake Spider Jack o’ Lanterns

Cupcake Spider Pumpkin

I’m always inspired to bring a foodie element into my Halloween pumpkin carving and my pumpkins this year were no exception. My first creation was a Skeleton Chef, a skull with a little chef’s hat on top. I wish I had had a slightly larger pumpkin to give me a little more room for the hat, but the finished effect was still both cute and ... Read More »

How to make a pumpkin-shaped cake

Pumpkin Cake

There are several ways to make a pumpkin shaped cake for fall entertaining, whether you want a cake jack o’lantern for Halloween or a simple spice cake that doubles as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving. The easiest option is to buy a pumpkin-shaped pan. This is all well and good if you have space to store one during the off season, or simply plan on baking ... Read More »

Scary cupcake-theme Hallowen pumpkin!

Halloween pumpkin template

Happy Halloween, everyone! I hope you’re all done with your Halloween baking and are ready to sit back, carve a pumpkin and eat some candy this evening. My pumpkin this year had a definite baking theme: a skeletal arm holding up a cupcake. It was fairly easy to carve using a fine-blade pumpkin knife (one of the really, really thin ones). There are two tricks ... Read More »

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