1. Marshmallow cupcake toppers
These chocolate mud cupcakes are delicious to start with and look incredibly cute with their marshmallow heads. Julie from Chef Julie Yoon uses marshmallows, and some dyed frosting to make these cupcake Halloween toppers out there! If settling in and making adorable.
2. Spider web cupcakes
Spider web icing designs are easy to achieve with some wet icing (like the ganache used in this recipe) and the humble toothpick. This recipe makes the top of the cupcake flat for the spider web by adding a layer of smoothed chocolate buttercream icing on top of the cupcake – genious.
3. Blood splatter cookies
These cookies are simple but so effective to scare your friends with! Use any sugar cookie recipe or store bought cookies and royal icing. The only real issue is that you’ll need some patience to let the icing dry…
4. Halloween marshmallow pops
Similar to the marshmallow cupcake toppers, these are an easier version and might just look even better on top of a stick. Just poke a stick into your marshmallow, dip into melted chocolate and top with sprinkles! These can be lightly wrapped with clear cellophane and some ribbon to make a special trick-or-treat gift.
5. Ghost cookies
These ghost cookies have a basic icing decoration which anyone can follow and end up with beautiful and minimalistic results. These have been made with an upside down tulip cookie cutter but if you don’t have one of those, you can repurpose an old aluminium foil pan by cutting it into metal strips and fold into the shape of your choice. Keep an eye out for your fingers though!
6. Trick or Treat Chocolate Bark
Another unique homemade trick-or-treat alternative, add your favourite candies to this chocolate bark for a nostalgic treat bringing out the child in all of us!
7. Royal Icing Googly Eyes
These googly eyes are such a simple idea which can be added to any treat at all for an instant Halloween transformation! Think cookies, cake, cupcakes, tarts… the chocolate bark in number 6 ;). The possibilities are pretty endless. You will just need some think royal icing (coloured in black and white) and a thin nozzle attachment for your piping bag. Tip: remember to pipe onto some waxed paper so that your icing can be easily removed when it dries.
If you’re looking for more exciting Halloween ideas, our Halloween|2015 Pinterest board has plenty more easy, dessert ideas for your Halloween party/ self-indulgence this weekend. Let us know what you think with #Ovenmeet and Happy Halloween Everyone!