Halloween Cakes

Hi there,

It’s been a while since the last time I posted. Reaaaally busy days… But I’m ready to start doing it again more often! To start with, I’m going to show you some of the Halloween-themed cakes and other stuff I made in the past to give you some ideas. Spooky compilation! :D

You can see the full posts if you click the link below each image.

Witches’ Cemetery

Funny Ghost Cupcakes. Made them when I was a hobbie baker some years ago at the very beginning!! Memories :-D

Also, I know it’s not cake related, but I made a step-by-step tutorial of a DIY paper spider web. Easy and fun!

Happy Halloween!

Sara

Hotel Transylvania Cake

Hi there!

It’s been a while since I made this cake (one month ago??) but I always overcome my laziness and end up posting some of my work :) This cake design was for Vittoria, a little girl who loves Hotel Transylvania films.

If you’d like to make this cake at home, my advice is: don’t try to dye your fondant with black food colouring or you’ll end up with a big grey mess. Instead, the best option is to buy a premade one in the store (ready to use black fondant).

Have a nice weekend!

Sara

 

Halloween Ghost Cake

Hi there,

This year I made this cake for Halloween. No spooky, no scary… Just adorable, sweet and funny!

I used four layers of cake, being three of them 7 inch and the top one, 6 inch.  Once the cakes torted and filled, I placed a dowel in the center to give the cake more stability. Then I carved it to make a rounded shape on the top. Once crumb coated and chilled, I covered the cake with white fondant, making some ruffles on the bottom. Then I added the ghost’s face details and also a handmade Halloween fondant spider on top of its head. Boo!

Hope you like it and get some inspiration to make yours!

Have a nice Halloween night!!

Sara

Zombie Teddy Bear… Happy Halloween!

Hi there,

HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone!

This year, a part from the Halloween Cookie House I made recently, I’ve dressed up a giant teddy bear cookie (9×7 inch)… After playing with royal icing for a while, I’ve turned it into a zombie! 

To turn this lovely teddy bear into a (cute) zombie, I added small spooky details such as mummy bandages, a spider web, a snake, creepy spiders, a worm coming out through the teddy’s ear, a sewed heart, stitched wounds, a bone as a bow tie…

You can see the teddy’s transformation in the following pictures , lol:

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Hope you all enjoy this funny/terrifying night!

Sara

Halloween Cookie House

Hi there,

This is the project I’ve made for this year’s Halloween night. It’s a 3D haunted cookie house! Handcrafted and completely edible! Yummmy!! Buuuut… unfortunately we’re not going to eat it, since I want to use it to decorate home for the Halloween’s party. I’m going to add a small lightbulb inside to make it shiny and spooky!

I wanted to build a cookie house since long time ago, and I decided to give it a try this year. I got my inspiration from the fantastic Haniella’s haunted gingerbread house. I added my personal touches and details everywhere to create both a creepy and cute project.

As you can see, there are a couple of witches in a difficult situation. One of them has just fallen inside the chimney. The other one has been literally squashed by the house!! In the entrance, there’s an original “welcome” poster and in the back of the house, there’s a boiling witch cauldron (that’s actually an extra cookie!!).

I prepared my own templates (walls, roof…) to cut the cookie dough and once the pieces baked, I iced them with royal icing. When dried, I assembled them together (royal icing is an excellent glue!!) until I got my desired 3D haunted cookie house.

By the way, this kind of projects are usually called “gingerbread” houses because the cookies to build them contain ginger (it’s a special recipe). Anyway, if you don’t like gingerbread cookies or simply you prefer to use plain sugar ones, no problem, it’ll also work! Just make sure they are thick (5 mm) and sturdy enough.

I hope you like it and you can appreciate all the small details in it!

Have a great Halloween night!

Sara

Macarons – Araña Para Halloween

Hi there!

If you’d like to read this post in English, go to the previous post “Halloween Spider Macarons”

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¡Hola!

Supongo que no sabiais que no me gustan nada las arañas, especialmente cuando me encuentro alguna en casa. Siempre grito de espanto al toparme con alguna, aunque sea pequeña como una lenteja. Con esto no quiero decir que mi casa esté invadida por estos terribles bichejos, que no cunda el pánico, jeje.

Pese a mi poca simpatía por las arañas, este año he decidido superar mis miedos, así que os traigo una divertida idea aprovechando que Halloween está a la vuelta de la esquina: ¡macarons con aspecto de araña!

Macaron Spiders

Macaron Spiders

Primero de todo, preparé macarons de chocolate. Me ceñí a mi receta de confianza, de Annie Rigg, pero introduje un pequeño cambio para chocolatearlos: añadí 2 cucharadas de cacao en polvo a la mezcla inicial de azúcar glass y almendra molida. Una vez horneados y enfriados, los rellené con buttercream de chocolate (más conocido en España como crema de mantequilla). También añadí una fina capa de buttercream  en la superficie de cada macaron para enganchar fácilmente los fideos de chocolate, que simulan el pelo de la araña. Finalmente, coloqué un par de ojos de fondant en cada araña mediante pegamento comestible. ¡Traté de ponerles miradas bien divertidas!

No les añadí demasiados detalles porque quería unas arañas fáciles y rápidas de hacer.

Macaron Spiders

Macaron Spiders

Elaboré la telaraña blanca con papel, después de doblarlo  y cortarlo sucesivamente (origami). Es realmente sencilla de hacer por uno mismo (¡lo prometo!). Os enseñaré cómo elaborar una en casa mediante un tutorial visual paso a paso.

Macaron Spiders

Espero que estas deliciosas arañitas os inspiren para celebrar y hacer aún más especial vuestra noche de Halloween.

¡Hasta la próxima!

Sara

Halloween Spider Macarons

Hi there,

I don’t really like spiders, specially when I find one at home. I always scream scared when occasionally seeing one, even if it’s tinny like a lentil, lol.

But this year I’ve decided to overcome my fears, so I bring you this funny idea for Halloween: spider macarons!

Macaron Spiders

Macaron Spiders

First of all, I prepared chocolate macarons. I stuck to this recipe, but I introduced a tiny change in order to make them chocolate flavoured: I added 2 tbsp of cocoa powder to the initial icing sugar and ground almond mixture. Once baked and cooled, I filled them with dark chocolate buttercream. I also applied a thin layer of buttercream on top of the macarons in order to attach the chocolate vermicelli (also known as chocolate strands), which works as the spiders’ hair (and it looks like, isn’t it?). Finally I attached a couple of sugarpaste eyes to each spider by means of edible glue.

I didn’t add too many details because I wanted them easy, simple and quick to make.

Macaron Spiders

The white spider web was made with paper, after folding and cutting it successively (origami). It’s really simple to make by oneself (I promise!). I’ll show you how to make one in a next step-by-step tutorial.

Macaron Spiders

Macaron Spiders

I know there’s almost a month left for Halloween, but it’s good to get inspired in advance to have plenty of time to organize (design, ingredients, material…). Trust me! ;)

Have a nice week.

Sara

Funny Ghost Cupcakes

Halloween is here!

But no fear! This year I’ll show you some funny and friendly ghosts who are eager to be eaten! haha

Ghost Cupcakes

Ghost Cupcakes

Although they are very simple, these cupcakes are the most special ones I’ve ever made because I had to make them with a one-armed mixer! Last week one of the beaters suddenly stopped working. But I really wanted to bake, so it wasn’t an obstacle for me!

Anyway, I’m waiting for my new mixer… A kitchenaid, maybe? ; )

Ghost Cupcakes

These plain ghosts are very easy to make. You just have to pipe 3 concentric circles of buttercream onto your cupcake by means of a large round decorating tip (I used #1A). Keep squeezing your piping bag in each layer for few seconds. Each circle/layer has to be smaller than the previous one. When piping the ghost’s head, you have to pull up your hand in order to get a peak on top. Then, you have to add some black fondant details to make faces more expressive and funny.

Enjoy these funny ghosts!

See you in the next post.