It’s halloween this weekend and to get into the spirit of things we’ve transformed the Baking Mad office into a spooky lair of pumpkins, cob webs and skeletons. But that’s enough of the tricks, what about some treats?!
We spotted this great recipe for cute halloween cake pops on popular baking blog The Pink Whisk and thought we’d give it a bash! Cue, some rather competitive decorating action here at Baking Mad HQ!
We’ve had every colour of Silver Spoon’s writing icing out of the box, exhausted tubs of Silver Spoon’s White Chocolate Stars and ended up with more Silver Spoon Dark Chocolate Drops on the floor than on our cake pops, but that’s just all part of the fun.
If you want to find out how we got on why not visit our Facebook page for the chance to judge our efforts and see the winning designs!
At Baking Mad we never need an excuse to get creative in the kitchen, but with Halloween fast approaching what better occasion could we ask for?
Whatever terrifyingly tasty treats you’re hoping to bake, here’s our top tips to help make your Halloween a spooky success.
No matter what you are baking this Halloween, make sure you’re well equipped for the occasion. You’ll need an array of gruesome food colourings, icings and cake toppers. SilverSpoon Cakecraft do a fantastic range of edible decorations and have everything you need to lift your baking from the so-so to the seriously impressive. From chocolate letters and numbers, to sprinkles and bejewelled jelly drops, the only limited is your imagination!
Trick or Treat
Why not try mixing up a batch of ghoulishly great cupcakes for your trick-or-treaters? Often more economical than buying sweets, home baked goodies are sure to go down a treat and could earn you a reputation as the coolest neighbour on the street. Our Scary Halloween Cupcakes are perfect for trick-or-treaters. Easy to make and so much fun to decorate these scrummy cakes are sure to be well received by all kids- big or small.
Waste Not, Want Not
When you are carving up your pumpkins for Halloween, make sure you keep the delicious filling and make use of it in your cooking. Healthy, versatile and delightfully tasty, pumpkin can be incorporated into a whole host of treats, both sweet and savoury, from hearty pumpkin soup to moreish pumpkin cookies. Fancy giving it a go? Why not try out our delicious Pumpkin Pie recipe.
A hearty pumpkin pie is a great way to make the most of Halloween left-overs
So what will you be baking this Halloween? Don’t forget to upload your photos to our Facebook page and share your spooky recipes with us!