Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ghost and Goblins.......


Halloween is fast approaching.... So,
I thought it was a good time to reopen my recipe vault to get an idea
for conjuring up some treats.



Witches Hat
with a sweet surprise.



I gathered an assortment of goodies to fill my Witches Hat.
Candy: corn, skulls, bones,
along with....caramel popcorn, M&M's and Reece's Pieces.




I filled the sugar (ice cream) cone with sweets, then
brushed the edge/rim of the cone with (melted) chocolate.
The chocolate becomes the glue that binds your cookie to your cone.

You can use any (round) cookie for the base.
I used a (pre-made) dark chocolate and peanut butter cookies.



To prevent candies from spilling out
and the chocolate from dripping, I
placed the cookie on top of the (chocolate) brushed cone.
Gently turning it over...



to paint a single coat of chocolate over the entire hat then set aside to dry.



When it was dry, I adorned my Hat with candies and a sour gummy ribbon .
To complete my little project, a Witches Broom was fashioned
from licorice laces and a pretzel rod.




I'm also using this recipe for our Halloween dessert.
I'll fill my hats with.....mousse, ice cream, and toppings
(in place of the candy).
I may add fondant roses and bow or.....
the cute royal icing pumpkins and ghosties from Wiltons.







Black Cats.....



for instructions to carve the Black Cat O'Lanterns
visit... Sunset




Thank you for your generous support and sweet comments.
I'm making my way through each and everyone's blogs.
The closing date will be November 8th.
I will draw the winner when I return from the Seattle Cash and Carry trade show, shortly thereafter.






31 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sara, you truly are one of the most creative people I know. How do you come up with these ideas? I don't know, but I always enjoy seeing them. Thanks for sharing...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very clever idea with the witches hat! I like that!

Goat Creek Grandma said...

Seeing all of your halloween creations makes me wish my kids were small again. I will have to write them down for when Jaygen gets older.

I had forgotten all about your giveaway. I love that jar! :)

Take Care and hopefully your holiday will be filled with treats and no tricks.

Debbie

Kristina P. said...

Man, I am hungry!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

The witches hat is SO clever!

Betzie said...

Wow Sara, what a great hat full of treats!!! Loved seeing how you did that too! Thanks for sharing...love your candy apple name!

Sassy J said...

What a cute idea, love the witches hats and the pumpkins are just precious.....Love your blog...Jennifer

Sandy Michelle said...

Sara you rock girl! I am loving the witches hat surprise!! The black cat pumpkins are so cool too! Have a spook'tacular Halloween!

Sandy xox

Keke said...

Thanks for sharing! That is Amazingly adorable.
XO Keke

Justine said...

Holy crap, Sara! Where did you come up with this witch's hat idea! It's amazing and just the coolest thing! Ah, to have even an ounce of the creativity you have!

Justine :o )

Jean Tuthill said...

I love the witch's hat, it is so creative. I love all your great ideas. Thanks for sharing and have a great time at the show.

wendy said...

Oh Sara, visiting your blog is better then looking at a martha stewart magazine. YOU are amazing.
I love all the things you do.
When I come to your blog, it is like a walk through a "wish list"

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Sara; What a wonderful idea, love the witches hat you made... You have some yummy ideas for sure...

Hugs;
Alaura

Chari said...

Hi Sara...

Ohhh my goodness, Girl...you are so creative and talented! I love your witches hats...those are just the coolest thing I've ever seen! Thank you so much for showing us how to make them! They are darling and I was thinking how much the kiddos would love these and then thought...shoot, I want one too! Hehe!

I also just loved your black cats! Another fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing all these goodies with us today!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Sares said...

Hi Sweet Sara! Just popped in to say hello. I love all things witch at Halloween so I fell hard for the licorice/pretzel broom and all the little hats, they are very clever and so much fun! I hope you are having a great week and have a Happy Halloween!

Chic Cookies said...

thanks for visiting my blog! I LOVE your Halloween goodies above. They are so unique and gorgeous!!

Jennifer said...

Hope you have a happy halloween!!!

Cote de Texas said...

so many great ideas - i'm in awe!!! truly!
Joni

MiniMadWoman said...

Oh, I love that chocolate witches hat! How yummy! I never thought to display candy on candle sticks . . . what a great idea!

Those black cats are gorgeous! Another great idea . . . my head is swimming!

Thanks for sharing!

Blessings,
Teresa

Lorie said...

Such cute Halloween ideas! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I will be adding yours to my reader as well!

Nana Jan said...

Sara, I just discovered your blog today through "Joys of Home"...what a cute blog you have.
Please enter me into your giveaway for the beverage server. That would work great for our family that is growing by leaps and bounds! 8 Grandkiddos by Christmas! Thanks!

Debbie said...

I love the cats made out of pumpkins, so different and unusual. I love it. Debbie

Debbie said...

Those witches hats are so adorable. You are certainly creative.

Donna said...

Looks like you go all out to celebrate the holiday! I hope that it was just grand for you!

Thank you for visiting my blog a while ago! I have been super busy with packing and arrangements for our move this monrth. You have a lovely blog!

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Tardevil said...

Those cats rock! So do the witch hats!

Cynthia K. said...

Sara ~ My favorite are the amazing black cats made of pumpkins. Never seen anything like that and I love it - so very clever!

Cynthia K.

Martha said...

What great treats! They look wonderful and I love the black cats! Wondered where you go them -- and you made them! How creative!

Colleen said...

well it took me until just about the last minute to figure out how to comment and place a link but I did finally figure it out. So I have placed a link on my blog and I just want to say thank you again for creating such a lovely spot here for the rest of us to enjoy! I look forward to trying the witches hat idea, even if it is after Halloween. :-)

Chari said...

Hi Sara...

Just wanted to drop by to say hello! Been missing you, my friend! I do hope that all is well with you and your family!

Take care and Lord bless...
Chari @Happy To Design

Cora said...

You are very creative!! :)