Welcome to the first week of the Winter Bazaar! (Thanks again to Lucy and M.G. Wallace Designs for the banner). If you have your Halloween idea to share please enter it into the fields below (a BIG thanks to Mr. Linky's help center, I couldn't get the darn thing to work at first and they fixed an error in my template for me so now it's good). Each person who participates through October 24th will be entered to win a Halloween prize, one of two costumes: a green dinosaur (or lizard) or a stinkbug approximately a U.S. size 6.
Here is my Halloween contribution: a ghost cake that will be the hit of any meal or party.
This is one of the cutest cakes, and so easy to make. Using a cake baked in a greased 9 x 13 rectangular pan carefully cut the ghost's rounded head by starting half way up the side of the cake where his arm would join, cut around the circular head and then cut down the other side to half way where his other arm should meet. Take that piece you've just cut off and cut it in half (where the top of the ghost's head would meet it) and stand each half on it's side on either side of the cake to make the arms so they are raised up. Secure with toothpicks if necessary.
Ice the cake with whipped cream or white icing, make a mouth with some chocolate chips inverted into the frosting, then make some seriously fun flaming eyes (this is the best part). Using two halves of an egg shell, place a sugar cube in each half, pour 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract over the cube then light with a match. The alcohol in the extract will burn for a minute or two, but does make the eggshells hot so please be careful.
Check back next week for more Halloween ideas.
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Wednesday, October 03, 2007