Halloween is coming up, and nothing is better at a Halloween event than the food. Decorating treats is not a talent that comes easy to many, but these simple decorations will fool even the most eerily talented baker. For those who are looking for last minute Halloween food ideas, these will work in a pinch.
A donut oozing with blood always makes for a delightful fright. Mixing powdered sugar with a few drops of milk and some red food coloring is a simple yet tasty glaze to drip onto donuts, cakes, cupcakes, and whatever you put your mind to.
To make an easy pattern or design, stencils and powdered sugar or cocoa powder are all you need. Cut out a simple design on a piece of paper, place it over any baked goods, and sprinkle away.
Paper can be used for easy decorations. Sticking a bat cutout to a toothpick and putting it in a cupcake takes minimal time and materials.
Want to make a graveyard edible? No problem, crushed Oreo cookies are the tastiest kind of dirt. Pair this with sour worms and your cupcakes, cakes, and brownies have gotten a spooky upgrade.
Spider webs freak most people out, but you can turn them into tasty treats by using white chocolate. Melt the chocolate and put it into a Ziploc bag. Push the chocolate to one of the corners of the bag, then cut the tip off to make a simple piping bag. To make the spider web, squeeze out a big circle, then continue making smaller circles until you can’t anymore. Then, starting from the outermost circle, draw an asterisk-like star with the points reaching all the way to the middle. For light-colored cupcakes, use chocolate frosting or Nutella for contrast.
When most people see cute and tasty treats, they usually assume that it was made by a skilled baker, who took meticulous care and time to make it. That is not the case with these tricks. If you are panicking and in a time rush, remember the wise words of Martha Stewart: “The more you adapt, the more interesting you are.” Have a spooky and delicious Halloween!