Wednesday, October 28, 2009

a little halloween treat...

Halloween is upon us, very soon in fact, and I thought I'd get in the spirt of things with some simple and inspiring treats!
I have yet to carve a pumpkin this year, but I want to. I better get on it, halloween it creeping up soon and I've been wanting some warm toasted pumpkin seeds for sometime now and there's no better time. Perhaps some spicy garlic roasted seeds? I think that sounds just about right.

very vanilla cupcakes with vanilla bean whipped cream
very vanilla cupcakes recipe here
vanilla bean whipped cream
2 cups whipping cream
1tbs vanilla bean paste or beans from 1 pod
1/4 cup icing sugar
black gum balls for topping
-whip cream and vanilla paste in a mixer or if you have a power arm, feel free to mix it by hand, add icing sugar until stiff peeks.

I found these very cool halloween candy canes from Michaels craft store and this kinda creepy but fab milk glass vase from the thrift store, filled up with some black gum balls or other creepy candy turns it into something from Elvira's castle. Whether she had a castle or not, I'm not sure, but I could see it!

Are any of you very cool people doing something fun this halloween?