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Monday, September 30, 2013

Non-candy Halloween Snacks

If you're experiencing a diabetic coma just thinking of all that sugar overload, you might consider making these really creative healthy Halloween snacks with an entertainment factor!
Like my spider pizza? Tutorial  here

Pizza Fingers
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Cheesy Witch Brooms
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Veggie Skeleton
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Stuffed Peppers (Jack O Lantern Style!)
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Mini Mummy Pizzas
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Salty Bones
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Hallowieners
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Cheesy Eye Balls
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Owl Crackers
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Cheese Pops
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Sweet Treats And Cookie Ideas for Fall/Halloween

Running out of inspiration for Halloween and Fall? No worries, here are some ideas from my fave cookiers to share.

Enjoy!

The Cookie Architect

A Cauldron Of Witch Hat Cake Pops
The Partiologist
The Cookie Loft Girls
Life Is Sweets
Slice & Bake Candy Corn Cookies
The Sweet Adventures Of Sugarbelle
3D Autumn Tree
Mmmmm . . . cakes, cookies and other sweets
The Sweet Adventures Of Sugarbelle
Double Chocolate Cookies
Ali Bee's Bake Shop
Indian Corn Cookies
The Sweet Adventures Of Sugarbelle
Pumpkin Lollipops
The Sweet Adventures Of Sugarbelle

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Louise Caola - Cakes In Disguise

What started off as a prank when amateur baker Louise Caola created her first sausage and mash cake as a joke for a friend's birthday, turned out to be a full time baking pursuit for the Londoner. Surprised by the positive response from her friends,  the 23 year-old Caola began creating more faux savoury cakes, posting the pictures to her Twitter and Instagram pages.
Orders started to flood in from all over the internet!

With her growing popularity, Caola  quit her day job in advertising  and seriously ventured into her cake business full time, making novelty cakes and  naming her brand Poppy&Lulu.
Nando's Cake

Fish & Chips

Steak & Chips
Cornish Pasty
Sushi
Roast Beef & Potatoes
Is it a pizza? Is it a cake? Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "the proof is in the pudding" doesn't it?
Burrito Cake With Shortbread Nachos
Visit Caola's Instagram page here for more of her quirky cakes.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pumpkins

It's still summer here, folks and forever will be! Though I'm not complaining (cold weather depresses me), it does get a little boring. If we had all the four seasons, Fall would be my favourite, hands down.
I made these pumpkin-shaped bread rolls yesterday as I wanted to make something cute and Fall-ish. You can find the tutorial here. I made the dough using the 65°C Bread  method. I used cloves for the stems as they were the closest edible thing I could find in the kitchen that resembled stems. I was pretty happy with how they turned out. The cloves imparted a subtle cinnamon-ish flavour and smell to the bread.

While I'm on the subject of pumpkins, check out the following adorable painted pumpkin ideas from Better Homes And Gardens.
Use cone-shape pumpkins and spray-paint to create these Halloween treats.
Spray-paint two pumpkins luscious matte black. Craft cardstock features, and pin in place.
"Ice" the pumpkins and squash in pretty pastel paints, embellish with lacy trims and adhesive gems, and stack
Draw bats on white pumpkins with a permanent marker
Use paper doilies as stencils to create intricate, lacelike designs
You  can download the free templates of these cat and mouse silhouettes
more ideas @ Better Homes And Gardens

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Samantha Lee's Charaben

Food + Art = Charaben. Can anything possibly be more delightful? Kyaraben or charaben (character bento) started when artsy Japanese mothers created cute boxed lunches to encourage their picky kiddos to eat.

Enjoy these adorable creations by Samantha Lee, a SAHM of two from Malaysia. Lee started her whimsical creations to encourage her elder daughter to eat independently. Now, she has more than 280,000 followers on Instagram.
Perfect for Halloween!
Betty Boop
Elvis
Wilma Flinstone
Minions
Lady Gaga
The Addams Family
Edward Scissorhands
 Victor Van Dort & Emily ( The Corpse Bride )
Nikki Minaj
The Artist and her daughters
More fun pics @ http://instagram.com/leesamantha

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