double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.

I hope everyone had a great Halloween!

I spent my Wednesday with my best friend Queenie getting ready for our drama group’s Halloween celebrations. Yesterday we made ‘bleeding pumpkins’, white chocolate spider webs and cinnamon apple tombs.

For the ‘bleeding pumpkins’ we mixed up a basic sponge cake (see previous posts).

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This is Queenie hard at work…

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Then we filled the moulds halfway, adding a spoonful of jam and then the rest of the sponge mixture which we had added some green food colouring too.

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The mould was from Poundland and worked amazingly well! As we could only make 4 we used the rest of the mixture to fill up Halloween cake cases (also from Poundland) which we then decorated with cupcake ‘flags’ from Poundland and Wilkinsons.

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The cinnamon apple tombs were just a cooking apple chopped and cooked in a little butter with a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg until soft and then encased in tomb shaped short crust pastry. They cooked for 20 minutes in a 200 degree Celsius oven. We then sprinkled them with sugar.

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We made white chocolate spider webs by melting two 100g bars of chocolate and then drizzling it onto grease proof paper. They’re not great but we had fun making them.

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So that was my Halloween! We also went to Dobbies Garden Centre for lunch, had dinner with my best friend (she made amazing chilli!) and made more cupcakes following an American cupcake recipe which I need to get from her as they were deliciously light and fluffy!

Just one final photo to finish…
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Our baked goodies and my best friend Helen at our Out of the Asylum drama group last night.

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