I just love these sugared pumpkin cupcakes! The minis are my favorite. The recipe sounds delicious too. If you aren't a baker (I am not), you could make cupcakes from the box and just decorate the tops like this. Perfect for parties, treats for neighbors, kids at school etc.
To decorate: Divide the frosting into two bowls and tint to different shades of orange with food coloring. Mound the frosting on top of cupcakes and make rounded. Roll the entire cupcake in the sugar to coat or roll just edges in sugar, alternating between fine and coarse sugars as desired. To make indentations, press a wooden skewer on top of the sugared cupcake. Add pretzel sticks or rods as stems.
Just finished up the first season of True Blood on dvd and I am addicted! Also, super excited about New Moon next month. With both of these and Halloween right around the corner, I've got fangs on the brain. This cocktail is perfect for Halloween, True Blood or New Moon parties.
I love Effen Vodka. If you like black cherry flavor without the sweetness you will love it too.
I think candy corn is my favorite Halloween treat and decoration. We've seen Candy Corn Parfait, now take a look at these EASY Candy Corn Cookies! Instead of candy, wrap these in cellophane and ribbon and give to your trick or treaters or as party favors.
Candy Corn Cookies
All you have to do is knead a little extra flour and orange food coloring into your store bought refrigerated dough! Cut with a triangle cookie cutter and dip the bottom in dark chocolate and the top in white chocolate. Voila!
Here is a modern variation on the Candy Trees I posted previously. They are just as creative and simple to make. For a centerpiece you could try a grouping in different sizes and heights. These aren't just for Halloween either. A gum drop or peppermint one would be great for Christmas!
Black spray paint
Low-temperature glue gun
Assorted candy such as Reese's Pieces, candy corn, black gumdrops, jelly rings and Skittles
1. Spray balls with black paint. Let dry.
2. Glue candy to balls in a uniform pattern, working in concentric circles around the entire ball. Let dry completely before displaying on cake stands, vases or glasses.