Deliciously Devilish Halloween Cake Ideas

Halloween has arrived, and you must be planning your Halloween Party menu. When we think of Halloween menu, deliciously devilish desserts top the lists. So, here are some simple & spooky cake ideas to delight the taste buds of all witches & warlocks attending your party.

Halloween Cake with Meringue Ghosts


Halloween Ghost Cake

Bake this colorful cake well decorated with super cute Meringe ghosts, perfect for Halloween desserts. Bake this bright purple and neon green cake, whip up some Meringe with other essential ingredients,bake them on a cookie sheet for minimum 1 hour. Color of cake is purple & neon green though it looks blue in the pictures, green color is added by using green chocolate ganache, you can also add neon green food coloring to the cream. This cake looks spectacular and spooky, you will surely get some raving reviews from your party guests.

Halloween Candy Corn Cake


Halloween Candy Corn Cake

 

Make this simple and delicious candy corn cake, although, this is not a usual creepy Halloween cake but something different and girly girly for the occasion. All you need to do is bake a cake and give it a yellow food coloring and decorate it using candy corns. You can make pattern of big & small flowers using candy corns. For making center of the flower & ruffle border around the cake, you can use black fondant. You may use wood dowels, to create that perfect waves for the ruffles giving cake a beautiful border.

Halloween Black Cat Cake

Halloween Black Cat Cake

 

Surprise your guests by serving this Halloween black cat cake. For making this cake you need to bake two cakes using round cake pans. Using one cake, make body of the cat and with other cake, cut head, ears and tail of the cat. Have a look at the images given below. Now, for icing of the cake, you can use creamy chocolate frosting, yummy to eat. You can use yellow candies or fruit snacks for eyes, black gumdrop for making nose and shoestring licorice for making cute whiskers of the cat. Cake looks too adorable to eat and freakishly Halloween.

Halloween Black Cat Cake

Serve these cakes to your party guests and enjoy Halloween in full swing.

 

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Scary & Savory Snack Ideas for Halloween Party

Spooky Season is here and everybody is geared up for deadly Halloween decorations, scary makeup and fiendish food ideas. To add a tinge of horror to your snacks, here are some effortless ideas that will help you make eerie appetizers within no time.

So treat all ghosts & goblins with these treat to eat ghostly goodies on Halloween and have a gala time.

Freaky Finger Hot Dog

Hot dogs are a favorite with kids for this recipe, cut hot dogs in half (width wise) and then into quarters (length wise)

  • Get a packet of crescent- roll dough and keep rolling it until it gets very thin.
  • Now, cut the dough into strips, carefully wrap it around each piece of hot dog, make sure you are leaving the tip uncovered to resemble a finger.
  • Bake it as per direction and serve it hot, you can place a spider web in the plate to add more spookiness.
Freaky Finger Hot Dog

Freaky Finger Hot Dog

Witch on a pretzel

Firstly, cut off tops of the pretzel rods and set them aside for some time.

  • Melt 1 cup white – chocolate chips in a bowl, 1Table spoon shortening,stir until mixed then add few drops of green food coloring stir the mixture again until it is smooth.
  • Dip the cut ends of pretzels into the white chocolate, covering at least top 2 inches. Place the pretzel sticks on wax paper and sprinkle the sides of each with coconut flakes to form hair.
  • Embellish each pretzel stick with a Hershey’s kiss at the top and refrigerate it until the chocolate sets. With black decorating icing, draw the face details like eyes, nose and mouth. Place these scary sticks in a decorative glass on the party table.
Witch on a Pretzel

Witch on a Pretzel

Monstrous Marshmallows

For making one monster you need to push minimum three marshmallows onto end of a skewer and then set aside.

  • Microwave 1 cup white chocolate chips and 1 table spoon vegetable shortening in a bowl approx for a minute on a medium-high. It is good to stir microwave after every 10 seconds until mixture is smooth.
  • Hold skewer, spoon the melted mixture over marshmallows until well covered. Place on wax paper, use black decorating gel for a mouth and red hots candy for eyes and your yummy monstrous marshmallows are ready.
Monstrous Marshmallows

Monstrous Marshmallows

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DIY Haunted House for Kids Halloween Craft

Kids love doing Halloween crafts and what can be better than creating a haunted house that is easy to make and is perfect for setting a scary scene at Halloween Party. Let kids have gala time doing this fun Halloween Craft.

Halloween Haunted House DIY

 

Supplies Needed:

  • An unfinished Cardboard House ( You can find some deal at the internet, if you don’t have one at home)
  • Halloween Scrap book Paper
  • Black Spray Paint & Foam Brushes
  • Antique Matte
  • Glue
  • Candle Light (Battery Operated)
  • Halloween Stickers (Dimensional)
  • Glitter Gold Dimensional Magic

Directions:

  1. Firstly, paint the cardboard house with black spray paint.
  2. Grab scrapbook paper and tear it into stripes & pieces.
  3. Using foam brushes apply glue to the house, then stick paper over it.
  4. Let it dry for some time then apply one coat of glue over the paper to adhere other random pieces to the outside of the house. Let it dry completely.
  5. Apply one coat of the antique matte to the outside of the house and once it dries, apply one more coat of the antique matte.
  6. Shower some glitter gold dimensional magic to highlight details of the house such as windows, doors, roof. Let it dry overnight.
  7. To complete the look, you can add fun dimensional stickers and put the battery operated candle inside to give a dramatic finishing to the house.

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Haunt Your House With These Simple & Spooky DIY Decoration Ideas

Give your home a decidedly devilish air by making some spooktacular DIY decorations this Halloween. These Halloween party decorations are easy & inexpensive and can be made within no time. So, here you can find bunch of easy decoration ideas that even your kids will be happy to make, with simple supplies and little creativity you can make so many decorations in a moment.

  1. Tissue Paper Balls Cum Pumpkins- Get orange tissue paper balls, and to change them into spooky pumpkins all you need is black construction paper. Cut the features & stem out of black construction paper and paste it on the tissue paper balls using glue. You can place them over table or mantel, to give a Halloween touch to your home decorations.Tissue Paper Balls Cum Pumpkins for Halloween
  2. Candles- Candelabra are known for their beauty and grace, transform them into spooky candles with tapers. Cover your candles with black ebony tapers and let them spread some ghostly glow.Halloween Candles
  3. Effortlessly Eerie Living Room- To transform your living room into haunted one, simple tricks can be applied. Cover your living room furniture chairs etc with white sheets, run a cheesecloth cobweb across a mirror and place some twisted willow branches in candlesticks as shown in the picture. This will give an effortlessly eerie and creepy look to your living room.Halloween living room decoration
  4. Frightening Floor Ghouls- For making this frightening floor ghosts, grab some tissue-paper balls and cut features from black construction paper to make eyes, mouth etc. Using glue dots, stick them firmly on tissue bells. Place them on the floor in a bunch to set a scary scene.Floor Ghouls for Halloween
  5. Dried Apple Sinister Heads- You can make nasty faces out of dried apples, and place them on your buffet table or in the food tray. Peel off bunch of large apples and apply a mixture of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of salt on them to save from browning. With a peeler or knife, carve out details on apples like eye sockets, ears, mouth etc. If you want features to come out really well in apples, use whole cloves for making eyes and rice grains for making teeth. Let the apples dry, this drying process can take many days. You can make a spooky garland out of these dried apple faces, just sting them up and hang it in the entrance.Dried Apple Sinister Heads
  6. Paranormal Portraits- For a more mischievous sprite, you can turn your portraits into paranormal portraits on Halloween. Make a black & white copy of any portrait on printer paper and cut out. Glue a piece of cardstock at the photo’s back, same as the size of photo and let it dry. Use an Acto knife to cut out eyes of the subject in the picture, piercing through the card stock and creating holes of approx ¼-inch in diameter. Through the back of the eyeholes, insert a mini red LED lights (you can use Christmas lights). Plug in the lights, remove the glass, giving a devilish look to the picture. Replace the frame’s backing if need be or secure it using tape. You can make fangs out of white paper and glue them to the subject’s mouth for a ghostly display.Paranormal Portraits
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Tips to Teach Table Manners to Your Toddler

Making kids eat properly until now have been a difficult and tricky task. Being a parent you must have experienced, that kids spend more time running around when asked to have a meal, they often eat food while watching their favorite cartoon on TV or while playing with their toys. However, as they start going to kindergarten they become more organized with their meals. I think is the right time to make some meal times rules for them though does not expect them to follow those rules immediately. Just remind them rules when they come to table and remember the key to instilling good table etiquette in practice.

Teaching table manners to your kids

  1. Wash Hands Before Meal-Make it the first rule of table manners, that kids need to wash their hands before starting any meal. Gradually, it should become a habit for them to wash hands before eating no matter whether they are eating at home or eating somewhere else.
  2. Use of Napkin- Teach your kids how to use napkin when they are eating. Tell them to place the napkin on their lap and when they are finished with their meal wipe their face with the napkin. Tell them the importance of using napkin so that they eat carefully and do not spill their food much.
  3. Chew With Mouth Closed- Kids tend to follow parents, so try eating once in front of them with mouth wide open they will surely find it tacky. Then, tell them to always chew food slowly and with their mouth closed. By doing so, they will learn it in a light, fun way.
  4. Not to Bring Any Toys or Books- Tell your kids strictly, not to bring any story telling book or their favorite game or toy to the table. He can carry on with such activities once he is done with his/her meal.
  5. Say Please & Thank You- Teach them to say please and thank you in their speech. If they want salt or ketchup to be passed onto them then tell them to say please pass on ketchup and be polite and say thank you when somebody’s serves them.
  6. No Talking or Negative Comments-Tell them that they should not indulge into talking while eating and if something have been cooked which they don’t relish eating they should not pass comments like Yuckk or eeewww! They should rather eat other food item, which they like.
  7. Be Seated Until Everyone Finishes- Tell them it is part of table etiquette to remain seated until everyone finishes and they should avoid leaving the table when everyone else is having their meal.

These are basics of table etiquette and you should start by teaching them basic initially and then introduce them to other things like how to hold knife, use of fork etc later. At this age it is good enough if kids follow these basic rules. For more tips for toddlers, keep reading our blog.

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