12 Fun & Easy Halloween Treats To Make

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1. Skeleton Cakelets

Our New Spooky Skeleton Cakelet Pan from Nordic Ware has molds for 4 skeletons, each in its own lifelike repose making Halloween festivities more fun.  Made of heavy-duty cast aluminum ensures the fine details are baked right into the small cakes so no decorating is needed!  These rich, fudgy skeleton brownies make a spooky treat to serve at your next ghoulish gathering.  Add a simple frosting to highlight these dancing skeletons for a fantastic Halloween graveyard scene.  Get the recipe HERE >

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2. Ghost Cakelets

Boo-tiful baked treats are easier and more enjoyable to create for both novice and experienced bakers alike with this fun Ghost Cakelet Baking Pan.  Treat the children with individual themed cakes at seasonal parties, or grab a few of these pans to make a whole flock of ghostly cakes for family and friends.  Leave them plain, add some simple frosting details or sprinkle with powdered sugar for a quick and easy Halloween treat!

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3. Haunted House Cake

Invite all your friendly ghosts and goblins over for a spooktacular Haunted House cake. This Haunted House Bundt Pan has fantastic details that reproduce beautifully when the cake is released from the pan.  No decorating is needed or you can have fun adding all the spooky details!

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4. Spooky Eye Cake

For a super fun and easy Halloween treat, add our Icing Eye Decorations to your store-bought or homemade cakes!  We used Small, Medium and Large eyes to decorate this cake.  Get this the Scalloped Black Cake Stand to complete the look!

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5. Haunted Skull Cakelets

These scary Haunted Skull Cakelets from Nordic Ware are just what you need to add to your Halloween table.  Adding some ghoulish delight to your Halloween table, the options are endless for what to make in this spooky designed pan including pizzas, jello, ice molds, lava cakes, rice krispies skulls, and more!  The pan is so detailed that no decorating is needed!


Wafer Paper Cookies

Create edible masterpieces with Fancy Flour’s large assortment of printed wafer paper.   An easy and fast way to decorate cookies!  We recommend our No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe.  Cut out desired shape and, after baking and cooling off, frost with White Royal Icing, let dry and adhere with a thin layer of Light Karo Corn Syrup.

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6. Colorful Spider Web Cookies

Add some fun color to your Halloween party with our Colorful Spider Web Wafer Paper. Set of 24 webs includes 6 each of orange, purple, green, and white backgrounds with black webs. We easily added our cute Sugar Spiders, for a perfectly spooky look.  Use our Round 2.5″ Cookie Cutter for this project.

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7. Spooky Characters Cookies

Dress-up your cookies for Halloween with our Spooky Halloween Characters Wafer Paper. This edible paper features Halloween characters including: Dracula, Mummy, Witch, Black Cat, Skeleton Skull, Scary Pumpkin, and Ghoulish Monster, all without having to do the detailed decorating!  We used our Square 2.5″ Cookie Cutter for this project.  We also used orange tinted cookie dough and our Black Royal Icing Mix for an extra ghoulish vibe.

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8. Silhouette Cookies

Make stunning cookies with black silhouettes of all your favorite images for Halloween!  Includes Black Cats, Haunted Houses, Bats, Ghosts, Witches on Brooms, and Grave Yards complete with Tombstones with orange and white backgrounds to make your cookies really stand out.  Images have an intricate border to make further decorating unnecessary, but we added some Black Sugar Pearls for a bit of bling!  We used our 3″ Round Cookie Cutter for this project.

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9. Silly Skeleton Cookies

Our New Silly Skeleton Edible Wafer Paper is a great way to add some playful humor to your spooky Halloween party! Set of 22 designs on two sheets of edible paper with dancing skeletons on bright backgrounds.  Our Halloween Sanding Sugar Collection matches perfectly to give your cookies that extra pop!  We used our 3″ x 2″ Rectangle Cookie Cutter for these cookies.


Easy Halloween Cupcakes

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10. Witch Hat Cupcakes

These wonderfully detailed Witch Hat Royal Icing Decorations are perfect for your Halloween baking.  Just add to the top of your store-bought or homemade cupcakes for an easy and fun treat!  We also used our New Black With Lime Green Dots Baking Cups for this project.

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11. Easy Halloween Cupcakes

As easy as it gets!  No decorating needed with this cute, but not spooky cupcake kit!  Halloween Cupcake Kit includes 24 spider cupcake liners in orange & black and 24 cupcake toppers including witch, pumpkin, cat, and ghost designs.  Spooktacular for your classroom party or trick or treating guests.  Add White Nonpareils to copy this look!

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12. Polka Dot Halloween Cupcakes

Add that special touch to your Halloween baking with these Polka Dot Tulip Baking Cups. White polka-dots on black and orange paper liners.  We topped these cupcakes with our Black Cat Cupcake Picks, which are no longer available.  We think these Halloween Cutie Creeper Sugars or Spooktacular Sugar Assortment would be adorable replacements!

Tea Time Butterflies – As Seen in Tea Time Magazine

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Bake up beautiful butterfly treats fit for a fancy afternoon tea party!  Our Butterfly Wafer Paper and Butterfly Cupcake Wrappers were featured in TeaTime Magazine!

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Salted Browned Butter Frosting

Yield: 12
Ingredients:
  • –  ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • – ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • – 3 large eggs
  • – 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • – ½ teaspoon butter extract
  • – 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • – 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • – ¼ teaspoon salt
  • – ¼ cup whole milk
  • – 1 recipe Salted Browned Butter Frosting (recipe follows)
  • – Garnish: butterfly cupcake wrappers and edible wafer paper butterflies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.2.
  2. Line a 12-well muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Beat at high speed with a mixer until light and fluffy, approximately 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and butter extract, beating until incorporated.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt, whisking well. Add flour mixture to butter mixture in thirds, alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined.
  5. Divide batter among wells of prepared pan. Tap pan on counter-top to level batter and reduce air bubbles.
  6. Bake cupcakes until a wooden pick inserted in the centers comes out clean, approximately 17 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a wire cooling rack.
  7. Remove cupcakes from pan and place in decorative cupcake wrappers, if desired.
  8. Place Salted Browned Butter Frosting in a piping bag fitted with large open-star tip (Wilton 1M), and pipe a decorative swirl on top of cupcakes.
  9. Garnish each cupcake with an edible wafer paper butterfly, if desired.

Salted Browned Butter Frosting

Ingredients:
  • – 1½ cups unsalted butter, softened
  • – 5 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • – 2 vanilla bean pods, split, scraped, and seeds reserved
  • – 1½ teaspoons fine sea salt*
  • – 2½ tablespoons whole milk
  • – 2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
Instructions:
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat until it foams. Using a rubber spatula, scrape bottom of pan to keep butter from burning so butter will brown evenly. (Lower heat, if necessary.) Let butter foam a second time. Stir, watching carefully so butter does not burn, until butter is a deep golden yellow and has a nutty aroma.
  2. Transfer browned butter to a heatproof bowl, and let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until butter becomes solid but soft enough to cream in a mixer.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat chilled browned butter with a mixer at medium speed, approximately 2 minutes. Add confectioners’ sugar, beating at low speed until fluffy. Add reserved vanilla bean seeds and salt to butter mixture, beating to combine. Add milk and cream, beating at high speed until frosting is light and fluffy.
  4. Use immediately.

Photos & Recipe From TeaTime, July/August 2017

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How To Make Wafer Paper Butterflies

Learn how to make 3D Wafer Paper Butterflies for topping your cookies, cakes and cupcakes!

Materials:
Instructions:
  1. Wafer paper butterflies will work on a variety of baked goods. Wafer paper butterflies can be attached to royal icing, fondant, and buttercream surfaces.
  2. Let your icing dry completely. (When using royal icing or buttercream.)
  3. Carefully cut out wafer paper butterflies using craft scissors. Be careful, wafer paper is fragile!
  4. Spread a thin layer of edible clear writing gel or Karo Light Corn Syrup onto the printed side of the wafer paper butterfly and slightly fold in the center, so the wings are bent up. Place each butterfly in a section of the egg carton so wings will dry standing up.
  5. Add shimmer to the butterflies by dusting with a small amount of Pixie Dust using a small paintbrush. Let butterflies completely dry in egg carton.
  6. Adhere butterflies by using a dab of edible clear gel on the underside of the body of the butterfly and attaching to the cookie, cake or cupcakes. Hold in place for a minute or so, then let completely dry.

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