I love baking for Halloween. It’s a great chance to be creative and fun, without stomping on anyone’s pre-conceived ideas of what HAS TO BE BAKED (seriously, I know a few people who go absolutely batty if they don’t have their Gingerbread at Christmas, or Chocolate Cake at a Birthday). Here are some really CUTE Halloween Baking Ideas that are easy to make, and delicious to eat
Halloween can be fun, spooky, scary, bloody, sweet, or cute. You can go with pumpkin or fall flavors, or you can make red velvet…or you can mash up Snickers Bars into Brownies. Use color, use chocolate, use molds or pans, use cutters or squeeze bottles.
Halloween to me means playing in the kitchen!
So, TRY some of these ideas… I’ve included recipes, ideas, and equipment….grab a kid (or 2) or a friend (or 2) then go have some fun Baking for Halloween.
Cute Halloween Baking Ideas to Try
Create Spiders Out of Chocolate!
These Spider Cupcakes are a fun treat forHalloween. You make cupcakes, and frosting… then create spiders from round chocolates and piped spider legs…
I used Lindt Lindor Truffles and Milk Duds (and I got to keep the extras for myself..)
Just follow this link to learn how to make these Spooky Spider Cupcakes
Make these simple Monster Cupcakes with any kind of cupcake you like… then use store bought frosting to decorate. You don’t need special talent to make these google eyed cakes look good.
They are easy to make… the technique involves MELTING frosting (Hey! I can do That!!) and dipping the cupcakes into it. You can make them any color you want (I chose orange because…. I like orange)
Eye stalks are pretzel sticks and mini-marshmallows.
Serve these up and do the Monster Mash!!
Follow this lint to find the recipe and instructions Monster Cupcakes
Monster Eye Cupcakes
A Scary Eye Peering From the Buffet Table
These Green Monster Eyes look a little like Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc., so they are perfect for serving at a movie party! Simple you just need some simple cake decorating technique to make these look really good.
It’s best to use a piping tip for these cupcakes, but you could probably get away with just smoothing on the frosting with a knife.
The white part of the eye is Marshmallow! And the pupil? Use mini chocolate chips or a dot of frosting.
Follow this link to get the instructions for Monster Eye Cupcakes
Graveyard of Cupcakes
I love making a Graveyard of Cupcakes around Halloween… this also works on a sheet cake!
All you will need~
-Baked cupcakes frosted with chocolate frosting
-Oreo crumbs Or Chocolate Cookie Crumbs (around a dozen or more oreos smashed to crumbs)
-Chocolate Dips or chocolate chips…. melt and put in a baggie or piping bottle
-White chocolate if you want to make bones
And these instructions to pull it all together…. Graveyard Cupcakes
Candy Bar Brownies
All those delicious candy bars…. why not bake them into Brownies!
Just chop up your favorites and add them into the brownie batter for a totally wonderful taste combination that you will want to make year round!
You can even add a Pumpkin Candies to the top to give them a cute Pumpkin Patch feel. (Truth is, those Mellowcreme Pumpkins and some green icing will transform ANY pan of Brownies into a Pumpkin Patch.
Just follow this link…. Candy Bar Brownies
Cake Eye Balls
Cake Balls are great for parties… and I love giving away these spooky Cake Eye Balls.
Red Velvet Cake makes them look bloody inside, adding to the gore factor. You can use food color to paint on the eyes… as cute or as gory as you like. (My son went for sutures and mold…. daughter went for cute). However you make them, they are sure to be a hit.
Slip into a cellophane bag and tie off with a ribbon for gifting, and they will last a few days. Then stick them in a basket by the doors for trick or treaters and friends.
For the recipe and instructions follow the link to Cake Eye Balls
Halloween Bat Cookies
Dip Bat Shaped Cookies In Chocolate
Kids Love to Help With These… my daughter loves to get into the kitchen and play with her food. Your kids can help decorate and EAT any Halloween Cookies
I also like to put these fun cookies on a stick into a bucket of candies (anchored by a piece of Styrofoam) for a centerpiece.
Be forewarned…. arming children with sticks might require supervision….
Follow this link to find the recipe for Bat Cookies
More Cute Halloween Baking Ideas!
Use Cute Halloween Shaped Baking Pans!
Baking pans in pumpkin or ghost shapes make the final product much more festive. Find all the Halloween Baking Pans you need HERE—>Halloween Baking Pans