Delight your kids and make your Halloween party one to remember with this selection of spooky treats that are as fun to look at as they are to eat! Use creepily simple ingredients and chillingly clever equipment to prepare these sweet and savoury goodies to make your Halloween party extra exciting.
- Mixing bowls of various sizes
- Cupcake patty pans
- Measuring spoons
- Piping bag and piping tips
- Serving jug
- Baking tray
- Plates for serving and eating
- Lollipop sticks
- Hand cutter
- Edible food pens or Decorating gels
Fill small bowls with green and red jelly and arrange sweet snakes and frogs in the jelly. Leave to set.
Create your favourite cupcake recipe and leave to cool. Make the frosting by combining 250g softened butter, 3 cups sifted icing sugar, 2 tbsp milk, and pink food colouring. Smooth ¼ of the frosting over the cupcake. Add the remaining frosting to piping bag and pipe all around the cupcake in brain patterns using a petal decorating tip.
Place glace cherries in the centre of lychees from a can. Add to a jug of raspberry cordial or raspberry soda.
Wrap fine strips of puff pastry around sausages and cook bake at 180°C for 6-8 minutes. Decorate with mustard or tomato sauce eyes.
Place large white marshmallows on plate. Cut licorice strips to appropriate size for legs and stick to marshmallows with a dab of icing. Add eyes with black gel tube icing or edible pen.
Slice the top of a banana about 5-6 cm from tip, on an angle. Insert lollipop stick into the bottom of each and decorate with chocolate icing mouth and eyes using gel tube icing or icing pen.
Make ham or polony sandwiches. Cut out in the shape of a hand using cutter or trace around your own hand. Place blanched, sliced almonds to tips for fingernails and drizzle with tomato sauce ‘blood’.
Dim the lights and serve with some bloodcurdling sound effects. Your adult guests may enjoy some steaming pumpkin punch in the meantime.
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