Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween, Cookistry style.

First, there was a haunted gingerbread house.

And then it spiraled completely out of control. As if I was possessed.

Cupcakes with chocolate and mayonnaise and vanilla cupcakes. And more cupcakes, this time gingerbread. Followed by pumpkin orange banana cupcakes.

Brown sugar frosting was on the agenda, too. And those are orange cupcakes.

Spooky soup with two types of cauliflower.

Chocolate bats were a lot of fun, with spooky orange eyes.

A spooky carved kiwano or two.

This pumpkin.

And then this happened.

And then there was the Buddha's Hand. It's a weird citrus fruit, but then I hollowed it out for serving a cocktail.

And then I deconstructed it and used some of the fingers as a cocktail garnish.

The Buddha's hand works with any cocktail where you might add citrus or use a citrus garnish. In this case, it's apple cider infused with some mulling spices - the type you'd use for wine. The cider is great cold or warm or hot. And if you want to add a little whisky or vodka or rum ... well, I wouldn't stop you. I'm working on a few cocktail recipes now. I'm sure you'll be seeing them very soon.

And last, these little guys aren't technically Halloween items, but they were a lot of fun.

Are they cute? I had a lot of fun decorating them. More on them later.

So ... what are YOU doing for Halloween?