Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My typical kitchen!

The things we put up with just to make cute treats! Gotta love it!

Goulish Cupcakes!

Patti helped me make these for a Halloween party for our kids. I loved doing these and seeing them become little characters. We used the cream cheese frosting with vanilla and chocolate cake.
Cat-candy corn ears, M&M for eyes and nose.
Pumpkin-fruit slice cut in the shape of stem and leaf.
Tombstone- Milano cookie, crushed oreo with gummy worm.
Mummy- M&M for eyes, lattice tip for bandage.
Werewolf hand- grass tip for grass, tootsie roll for arm, flattened green fruit slice cut in shape of hand with piped on fingernails.
Dracula- grass tip for hair, M&M for eyes.
Owl- grass tip(233) for hair, wintergreen lifesavers for eyes, cut candycorn for nose, pretzels for feet.
Spider- M&M for eyes, black licorice cut for legs.
EEK bat- Tip 16 for moon, icing decoration for bat.
Eyeball- gummy lifesaver for eyeball

Thanks Lisa for taking these pictures!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Brownie Pops

I made these brownie pops for my son's kindergarten Halloween party. They were so fun to make but took a while.
I used a box of brownies and baked them in the Wilton Brownie Pop Mold. I used the flour/pam spray to ensure that the brownies came out really well. I filled the mold all the way. They take 40 minutes to bake. Let them cool completely before removing them from the mold. I cut the uneven end off and then inserted the stick with a little melted chocolate on the end.
Mummy-covered twice with melted white chocolate. Once dried I drizzled white chocolate then added eyes.
Cat-covered in black frosting (regular buttercream tinted.) I added frosted candy corn for ears (before the body dries.) Then added face with melted white chocolate.
Pumpkin-covered in orange chocolate. I poked a hole in a green gumdrop and then slid it down the stick. I used the black frosting for the face. **it is much easier to use frosting for faces because the chocolate sets up so quick.
Spiderweb-covered in orange chocolate with the end rolled in black sprinkles. The web was added with black frosting.
Witches broom-I used a pretzel rod for the stick (I had to cut a hole in the brownie before pushing it through otherwise the brownie will fall apart). I used tip 16 to pipe on yellow broom and I used a orange slice that I cut into a ring for the ring.
Ghost-covered in white chocolate.
Dracula- covered with purple tinted frosting and accents piped on with chocolate.

These are what they looked like displayed.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

200+ Caramel Apples!

Here we are yet again making more caramel apples and memories that I will never forget. Notice the smiles in this picture.=) The night is still young.

At this point it is midnight and we are finishing up our last batch (we did 5 total tonight) and we still have to cover some of them with chocolate. We didn't finish until 2:30 a.m. Wow! We have got to be crazy. This batch put us over 200 caramel apples this season. I just love this girl who is willing to be in the middle of all my craziness!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Isn't it fun how adding a face to a treat instantly gives it personality and makes it come alive! This is a apple pie ale mode caramel apple.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Soccer cupcakes!

It was my son's turn to bring the snack for the soccer game. And if you know me I was happy for the excuse to make cupcakes (I did also bring apples so I wouldn't feel so guilty about our kids over dosing on sugar.) I used a chocolate cake mix and the regular cream cheese frosting tinted green, black, and white.
To decorate these I put the green frosting in a piping bag with tip 233 (grass tip) and piped on the grass and topped them with the soccer icing decorations. It was so much fun making the grass and my son loved helping me place the soccer balls on top. I love how easy these were.
For these ones I put the black and white frostings in separate piping bags. Using tip 3 on the black bag I traced the outline of the black design and then filled it in with stars (tip 16.) I copied the design from a cupcake I saw on Whisk She did all the hard work coming up with the design. I then filled in the remaining areas with white stars. For added fun I dyed some coconut green to put under the cupcakes.