Tag Archive | candies

Skeletons and Pumpkins- Bright Treats for a Halloween Party

The following Halloween projects are perfect for simple treats that kids can help make. Bright colors were chosen, but you can give the treats a spookier look by using black and white instead. This was one of a project that was cut from my book, Decorate Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies with Kids. My son, Simon and my mom decorating a skeleton face cake, skeleton face and pumpkin cookies, skeleton bone caramel pretzels, and pumpkin donuts.

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Donut holes were sprayed with orange food color spray. Green rolled fondant was shaped for the stem.

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Ready-to-go caramel was shaped and gently pressed on the ends of pretzel rods. After the caramel was shaped, the bones were dipped in bright colors of chocolate candy coating.

LSKAC-02-208 White rolled fondant was colored with electric green food color. Black rolled fondant eyes were cut using round cutters. The mouth was piped using black royal icing and tip #3.

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Skeleton face and pumpkin cookies were covered with rolled fondant . The eyes were made using mini round cutters and round plunger cutters. The mouth and nose were piped using tip #1.5.

Check out my book, Decorate Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies with Kids for more fun projects! cover

Bruce’s 40th Computer Theme Birthday

My husband is a software engineer and loves everything computer. I wanted to highlight his passion on his 40th birthday. I did a lot of research trying to come up with computer theme supplies and ideas, but couldn’t find much. I did find one particular blogger who gave some really cool ideas. Visit her blog here: http://computerparty.wordpress.com/. I had a difficult time figuring out how to decorate! I based all the decorations on 101000 and the colors black, white and silver. 101000 is binary code for “40”. My sister and I recently just went in together and bought a Cricut. While I don’t scrapbook, I loved making decorations for the party. I was very happy with my first project-the banner. I also cut “1’s and “0’s and scattered them on the food tables. I also cut larger numbers and attached them to the window. Other decorations that I used were CD’s hanging from black and silver ribbons.

Assorted Chocolate Truffles
Close up of Chocolate Truffles
Bruce’s “must have” cookies at every party- ritz crackers dipped in dark mint chocolate

Butter Pecan Cupcakes with Caramel Filling and Cream Cheese Icing

Appetizer Food Table

Spring Rolls

Bruschetta Kabobs
Sun dried tomato cheese torte and mini cheeseballs
Yummm…. Cheese……
Bruce’s 40th Birthday Photo collage
Bruce’s Birthday Banner

Halloween Dessert and Treats Party

Our basement was just recently finished, so we decided to have a fall party. Luckily the rainy weather cleared in time to give us a beautiful night for a cookout. We served hot dogs and chili, and then had lots of sweets!

Caramel Corn, Peanut Butter Balls, Ghost Truffles, and Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Sugar Cookies and Mint Cookies, Skeleton Truffles, Milk Chocolate Nut Truffles, Caramels

Skeleton Truffles, Milk Chocolate Nut Truffles, Homemade Caramels

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing and Fondant Crow Decoration

Casket, Skeleton, and Crow Fondant and Buttercream Iced Sugar Cookies
Peanut Butter Balls and Tart and Tangy Ghost Truffles
Skeleton Face Truffles and Milk Chocolate Nut Truffles

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Each family was given a goodie bag to take home. The bag consisted of more of the same treats that were on the dessert spread.

Goodie Bags

4 piece Halloween Truffle Box

"Potion" box of homemade caramels

Bag of Caramel Corn and Test Tube of Sixlets

It’s a little morbid, but I turned my kids into Halloween characters using adobe photoshop and framed them in a gothic frame.

Isaac as a rotting kid

Sydney as a Vampire