Halloween decorating tips

spider doughnuts

Halloween is fast becoming one of the most creative holidays on your calendar. Join the fun by baking up a variety of Halloween treats to share with family, friends, and office mates. Purchased fondant is as easy to use as modeling clay; leave it white, or tint with vivid gel paste colors. Follow our festive decorating tips to make this your very best Halloween ever!

haunted house

haunted house

Our little town has been taken over by the ghosties and ghoulies of the season! They've brought their candy creations and decorated all our houses with sweet spooky goodness. Come along, the gingerbread tour is about to begin on our blog. Learn how to make your own spooky village.

ghost cake

ghost cake

“Holy cow, is that cake glowing?” Yes, yes, that cake is totally glowing and it’s making me smile from ear to ear. These meringue ghosts have an inner secret: they lend their cake a ghostly glow that’s bound to tickle kids and adults alike. What lights this “haunted” cake? Read on…

fondant ghosts

fondant ghosts

BOO! These delightful Halloween ghosts are more sweet than scary. Top your layer cake or create a Halloween centerpiece: these ghosts are easy as 1-2-3. First, roll cones of pliable fondant, and let them firm up. Next, roll thin (1/8") sheets of fondant, and cut large circles to drape in ghost-like folds over the cones. Finally, add features with bits of chocolate.

fondant eyeballs

fondant eyeballs

Here’s looking at YOU. These are real eye-catchers on your cookies and cupcakes. Roll balls of soft white fondant in several sizes and shapes: rounds, and ovals. Roll slightly smaller beads of black fondant. Press black balls to flatten, and attach to white balls with a touch of water. Try different placements for a variety of expressions.

fondant mummy cupcakes

fondant mummy cupcakes

Unwrap a sweet secret: mummy cupcakes are an easy treat. Frost cupcakes with a smooth layer of white icing. Roll fondant thin (1/8"), and cut long strips, 1/3" wide. Lay strips in several directions atop cupcakes to create a mummy wrap; be sure to leave space for sugar or fondant eyes, and other decorations.

spider cookies

spider cookies

Chocolate spiders: perfect for the school Halloween party. Spread half of a thin chocolate cookie with white filling. Cut a licorice rope into eight 4" pieces. Anchor pieces in the icing, four on each side of the round. Top with a second cookie. Attach eyes with a dab of icing or filling. Recipe: chocolate cutout cookies ».

spiderweb brownies

spiderweb brownies

We've taken our favorite fudge brownie recipe and given it a mint-flavored cream cheese spiderweb for Halloween. Your little ghosts, pirates, Jedi knights and superheroes will be thrilled!

go buggy

go buggy

Bake our thousand dollar bars, a delicious cookie/caramel combo crowned with chocolate. For an eerie Halloween feel, pipe icing bugs onto the bars – spiders and ants are suitably scary!