Halloween Baking RIP Pumpkin Cupcakes

DIY Halloween Fun

The end of October is drawing near and we all know that only means one thing, Halloween! This year I’ve loved getting into the spirit and trying out all of the amazing crafts that have been popping up all over my Pinterest! Here are some of the Halloween themed projects that have been occupying my time.

Baking

Any excuse to make and eat a load of sweet treats! Last Sunday was well spent baking cupcakes (with a little help from Betty Crocker) and homemade biscuits, that I then had so much fun decorating!

RIP. I freehanded gravestone shaped biscuits and used ready to roll white icing and black writing icing to create little gravestone cupcakes.

Halloween Cupcakes Baking Boo

Pumpkin Patch. I used a 2D piping nozzle to top some of the cupcakes with black frosting, I then used ready to roll orange icing  to create little pumpkins (the grooves of which I scored with a sharp knife).

Bloody Claw. I used a knife to effect claw marks through fondant icing, then dribbled a mixture of icing powder, water and red food dye into the grooves.

DIY Candle Craft

Another easy Halloween craft that I enjoyed trying out, was spookifying a few candles that I bought quite cheaply from Primark. All you need is a few plain pillar candles, a sharpie, a couple of Halloween themed ideas of what to draw and you’re away! PS. These little pumpkin candles were already designed for me by Waitrose but how cute are they!?

DIY Halloween Candles Decor

Carving

Its not Halloween unless you’ve carved a Pumpkin. Let me warn you though, this year was the first time I’ve actually carved my own rather than just drawing a face and letting someone else do the hard part for me! Its tough. No lie, I literally snapped a knife in half trying to cut through the Pumpkin?!?! Who knew they were so thick and tough! I now have a whole new appreciation for my Dad who magically brought my pumpkin face to life my whole childhood!

Jack Nightmare before Christmas Pumpkin Carving
Mines the middle Pumpkin! An attempt at Jack from the Nightmare before Christmas!

There’s still a few days left before Halloween! I’d love to know what seasonal crafts or activities you’ve been up to or have planned!?

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