2020 has been the most unusual year and whilst we may not be able to have a party or take the children trick or treating this year, it doesn’t mean we can’t get creative at home and celebrate Halloween albeit a little differently. We have some fantastic ideas for easy Halloween bakes and treats that all the family can get involved with.

Halloween Cupcakes

Bake your favourite cupcakes in some halloween coloured cases, we like orange, black, purple, red or green.  There’s a lot of choice here at Cake-Stands including these Buffin Purple and Pinks Cases from NJ Products.  If you are looking for something a bit quicker, you can always decorate plain, shop bought fairy cakes.

Then it’s time to get creative.  Let your imagination run wild and decorate however you like.  You could pipe orange, purple or green coloured buttercream, cover them in chocolate or model some 3D decorations out of coloured fondant.  Spiderwebs, Witch’s hats or pumpkins - the possibilities are endless.

Spooky Cake Pops

There are two simple ways to make cake pops. You could either use a silicone cake pop mould and bake your trusted sponge mixture in it to form the miniature spherical sponge cakes. The second way is to bake the mixture in a normal tin and once cooled, break it down into fine breadcrumbs. Then combine with some icing or buttercream so that the consistency changes into a mouldable mixture that you can roll into small balls.

  • Once you have your fully formed cake pop balls, pop them into the freezer to cool, you should leave them for at least an hour.  This makes them easier to work with.
  • Melt some chocolate or candy melts of your choice in a heat proof bowl.
  • Dip the end of your cake pop sticks in the melted chocolate and insert them into the cake balls then place them in the fridge to set.
  • Once the sticks are set firmly into the cake balls, you can decorate your cake pops.  You can dip them in coloured candy melts, chocolate or cover them with fondant icing.  We like the ghost design pictured above because it's really simple and spooky.
  • Display your finished cake pops on a cake pop stand or in glasses or jars.

Chocolate Covered Apples

This really simple idea is quite effective and perfect for this time of year. It’s so easy to do, the children will be able to do it without much intervention. You’ll just need some delicious Granny Smith apples, lolly sticks and your favourite chocolate. You could use dark, milk or white depending on the look you want to go for.

  • Push the lolly sticks into the apple at the stem.
  • Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl.
  • Dip the apples into the melted chocolate, turning to ensure they are completely coated.
  • Dip or roll in sprinkles, nuts or sweets of your choice.
  • Place upright on waxed baking paper or a silicone mat until set.

Monster Cookies

Another really simple idea.  You could bake your own chocolate chip cookies or if you are short of time then just buy a packet of your favourites from your local store.  

  • Spoon or pipe a small amount of chocolate frosting (you can use any flavour or colour you like) on to the flat side of one cookie.
  • Sandwich another cookie on top, carefully applying more pressure to one side so that it leaves the mouth ajar.
  • Using marshmallows to make the eyes and teeth, cut them with scissors until you get the right size and shape.  You could also use chocolate chips or sweets.
  • You can use edible pens, gel piping or writing icing to finish the detailing on the eyes of your monsters.

We hope you have a fun filled, happy and safe Halloween.





Post By Kelly Trethewey