Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tangled Family Halloween Costumes

No cake today, my friends...
I'm sharing our Tangled Family Halloween Costumes!

This is the seventh Halloween that my family has done themed costumes together.
It's a tradition and we have a lot of fun with them!
Our costumes are mostly homemade, with a few purchased props.

We chose the movie "Tangled" as our theme this year,
 mainly because our younger daughter LOVES Rapunzel.
(Did you see the Rapunzel Tower Cupcakes I made for her?)

She looks sweet, but watch out for that frying pan!

Our son was the dashing Flynn Rider.

Our older daughter was Ulf, the thug who likes to dress up as a mime.

I got to be the villian...Mother Gothel!
I did not enjoy the wig, but I love the dress!

My hubby was the hook-hand thug, who dreams of being a concert pianist.

You can see all of our characters in this video of the song "I Have A Dream".
It's SO prepared to laugh!

 Want to take a peek at our costumes from previous years?

My parents even joined in on the fun!

The Incredibles

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Oreo Spiders Cake

Real, live spiders completely freak me out.
If I find one in my house, you will hear me scream...LOUD!!
Then you will hear me yelling for my husband to come get the spider.

But I am in love with these cute, googly-eyed Mini Oreo spiders!

When I saw these adorable arachnids over at Cookies & Cups,
I knew they would be perfect on my Oreo Cookies & Cream Cake.

Whether you think it's cute or creepy, this Oreo Spiders Cake would be fantastic for Halloween.
You can make's really easy!

You will need Mini Oreo Cookies and frosting to make these spiders.
I piped the frosting eyes on my Oreos, but you could also use candy eyes.

Then I arranged them on the cake and made the legs with chocolate frosting.
You can use a piping bag with a small round tip or a ziploc bag with the corner snipped off.

You can find my recipe for Oreo Cookies & Cream Cake here.
It's a vanilla sour cream cake, full of chunks of Oreo cookies
and topped with fluffy Oreo whipped cream frosting.


I share my recipes and tutorials at these fun link parties.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Jack-O-Lantern Cupcake Toppers with Template

Need a fun and tasty Halloween treat for your little goblins?
These cute Jack-O-Lantern Cupcake Toppers are sure to be a hit!
They are made with candy melts (white chocolate), so they taste great too!

 What You Will Need:
Frosted cupcakes
Orange candy melts
Green candy melts
Black or brown candy melts
Piping bags fitted with small round tip (Wilton #2)

Right click on the template below, select "Save Image As", then print it.
Tape your template to a piece of cardboard or a cookie sheet.

Tape a piece of wax paper on top of it.

Fill a piping bag with black candy melts.
Pipe the eyes, nose and mouth of each Jack-O-Lantern on the wax paper.

Helpful Hint: Use a toothpick to push the candy melts into the corners
and clean up the edges.

Next, use orange candy melts to fill in the pumpkin outline.
Pipe a stem on top with green candy melts.
Don't worry if it looks messy, this is the back side!

When the toppers have hardened, carefully peel them off the wax paper and turn them over.
 Place each Jack-O-Lantern topper on the top of a frosted cupcake and enjoy! 

Happy Halloween!

 I share my recipes and tutorials at these fun link parties.

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