Halloween Baking

A little spot of Halloween baking with my friend Pilar. We decided to bake zombie cookies as we both love a good zombie film.

I can be a bit of a perfectionist and I'm very meticulous when I'm baking but it turns out Pilar is much like me on that front and we operated a very efficient conveyor line. She also operates in the same time zone as me as we started baking fairly late on a Saturday evening and didn't stop until the wee hours of Sunday morning. 

Anyway,these are sugar cookies with all of the decorations made from fondant. To complete the look we brushed on patches of brown and green food colouring making them look extra rotten - suggested by Pilar, she has an eye for the finishing touches!

Moving on from the cookies, Pilar also had a strong desire to bake a rotten zombie brain cake and we managed to knock this one out pretty quickly. Again, finishing touches... Pilar's idea to add the maggots :)

This brain was a tasty madeira cake but I struggled to share it with anyone as they were all put off by the exterior... oh well, more for me!


S'More Cupcakes

A s'more inspired cupcake - this is another Hummingbird Bakery recipe.

I haven't had much time for baking recently as I've been seconded to a project at work for the last year and it's managed to take over my life. However, when I paid a visit to my old team I couldn't go empty handed! They always like a bit of cake so they're a good bunch to try new recipes on.

These are chocolate cupcakes, sprinkled with chocolate shavings and crumbled digestives before going in to the oven, then topped with a soft meringue and a little square of dark chocolate.

I didn't think to save one for myself so I'll just have to take their word that they were good - although a little messy to eat.


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