Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Tricks and TREATS

It's that time of year again where we can all play with our food and be applauded for the creativity!

If you are attending or hosting an All Hollows Haunting you'll want to breeze through here for some great ideas of treats...with just a couple tricks to learn from. 

A feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds!

The first step is picking your menu- And if you are going for gore or glam? NO matter your taste these treats will have both you and your guests Ooo-ing and AHHHH!!-ing

It's amazing that Sprite with a syringe full of grenadine (cherry juice) can make SUCH a visual impact! 
To make this elixir  adult friendly fill the syringe mostly with cherry vodka and about 1/4 grenadine. 

No matter which poison you pick for your attendees plan ahead with these great cubes of frozen horrors.

Freeze toy spiders or other insects in your ice trays and you'll have shrieks and shrills all night!

Not serving individual portions of potion?

Fill a none powdered surgical glove with water and freeze!Insert in any punch bowl for extra cool points.  
Make sure to make a couple, you made need an extra hand or to 
as the nights goes on. 

If you will be participating in the traditional house party game of beer pong, make sure you get the proper Halloween ping pongs and ORANGE cups!

Now that you have been the proper host and distributed liquid vivations to all, bit's time to bring out that yearly fruit bowl of boringness!

Psh... please.

Carves and gut your melon to resemble Chopper (Mario geeks will understand) or Jaws for the rest of you. Fill half way with your favorite fruit mixture. Insert Malibu Stacey with some red marker for bloody effect and finish filling with fruit. For an extra laugh make sure she's in her bikini! I personally like to have my water melon sitting in a pan of blue jello!

If you prefer berries, you must try BOO BERRIES!

Miss Candiquik gives excellent instruction on how to create these spectacular spirits! Just click the link below!


You could easily do soup, chili, pot pie or shepherd's pie in a ramekin and add your puff pastry or rolled out pizza dough into a tentacle shape and add some olives for eyes. I like to do spiders and get creative with added puff pastry fangs!

But everyone knows Halloween is about two things: 
Dressing up and SUGAR!

So we'll start off with pure sugar :)

Get some cotton candy and add one of those wee plastic spiders to create a massive spidey egg sack!

Speaking of spiders...

This is so easy its scary!
Bake you chocolate chip cookies as normal. 
When you take them out of the oven, before they cool, take a toothpick and spread one of the gooey chips to have "legs"! If none of your chocolate chips are positioned well for this- simply pop one on and wait for that warm cookie to melt it slightly. 

We're on a roll!
More eight legged creepy crawlies!

If you are even slightly talented at pipping all you have to do is back chocolate cupcakes, serve them on over sized plates and pipe chocolate frosting to the shape of a spider head and eight long legs! 

If pipping isn't really your talent by trade, here's the simplest Halloween cupcake idea I have ever seen!

Bake and ice your cupcakes and when all is completed take a straw, toothpick or other such handy item and make two penetrations for fang marks. Complete with a tiny bit or red food coloring or icing running out of the bite marks. 

As simply chic as that is- I have a slightly more complex one that takes the cake for my all time favorite!

I would love to see these at EVERY Fright Festival I go to so I have included the instructions for your convenience at the bottom of this post!

Easy to eat Caramel Apple Slices!
Cut and apple in half and scrape out some of the insides to make from for the caramel and put in the refrigerator until the caramel has stiffened! Then slice away!

Enjoy you Grub and Happy Hauntings!

Broken Glass Cupcakes


1 Can white frosting

1 Box Red Velvet Cake Mix

Sugar Glass:

2 cups water

1 cup light corn syrup

3 1/2 cups white sugar

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Edible Blood:

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/4 cup water, or more as needed

15 drops red food coloring

3 drops blue food coloring


Prepare Red Velvet Cake Mix According to box, line cupcake tins

with paper cupcake liners.

Divide cake batter between lined cupcake tins.

Bake according to box instructions. Let cool and frost cupcakes

with white frosting.

Make the sugar glass. Mix 2 cups water, 1 cup corn syrup, white 

sugar, and cream of tartar in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. 

Use a candy thermometer and boil sugar syrup until temperature 

reaches 300 degrees (hard ball), stirring constantly. The

mixture will thicken as water evaporates. When sugar reaches 300 

degrees, quickly pour onto a metal baking pan. Cool until 

completely hardened. Break into “shards” using a meat mallet.

Make the edible blood. Mix together 1/2 cup corn syrup and 

cornstarch in a large bowl. Slowly stir in the 1/4 cup of water, 

adding more if necessary, until the corn syrup mixture has 

thickened to the consistency of blood. Stir in the red and blue

food coloring.

Stab each frosted cupcake with a few shards of broken sugar 

glass. Drizzle on drops of “blood” to complete the effect.


  1. These are all awesome ideas! Too bad I'm not having a party this year or I would use all of them! Stopping by from the linkup :)

    Elizabeth @ Undeniably, me

    1. Thanks for the visit!
      There's always next year my friend! Some of these are great even if you're just attending and want to bring something along!

  2. Stopping by from the Pincentive Blog Hop. Absolutely love your treats especially the broken glass cupcakes! Very nice.
    Easy Life Meal & Party Planning

    1. The glass cupcakes are a sheer favorite!
      Thanks for the visit!

  3. Ohh, I'm digging the spiders, especially the one in the green drink, that's fun!

    Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync!

  4. These are amazing! I can't believe you made them all! Really great! Thanks!

    1. Hi Ann!

      I wish I was that insanely not busy this year! haha I have made MOST of these over the seasons but there are 3 or 4 that are on m y I MUST MAKE list still.


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