Baking Halloween and Fall Treats

Hey everyone. Today I have a guest post written by Sarah over at Little Bertha @ http://www.littlebertha.com.au. So here you go…

Baking Halloween and Fall Treats:

With each new season comes a new excuse to indulge in the delights of the weather. While winter and fall may bring back some dreary damp days, making it a struggle to make it to work in the morning, it does offer some very delicious dessert options to help warm our hearts and souls. My favourite part of fall is the bright red, oranges and yellows that brighten up the sidewalks and the way that these colours end up on our plates with the help of seasonal pumpkins and apples. With this in mind I have a quick and easy Halloween cupcake recipe to get you excited for the annual festivities.

halloween spider cupcake

For the Halloween cupcakes, you have two options. You can either make simple vanilla cupcakes with a little orange colouring to give it that orange glow, or go the extra mile and make pumpkin spiced cupcakes, you can find the recipe for that here. Once your cupcakes are in the oven, make a batch of cream cheese frosting:

60g of cream cheese, softened

30g butter, softened

dash of vanilla essence

¾ cup icing sugar, adjusted as needed

Once the cupcakes have cooled, slather on the frosting with a butter knife and smooth it over the top. With a black decorator pen (these are small tubes filled with icing, you can buy them from most home ware stores), draw about 4 concentric circles. Using a toothpick drag a line from the middle to the edge of the cupcake, through the circles. Repeat this about 5 times, until you have a spider web pattern on the top of your cupcake. Top with gummy spiders or make your own with liquorice. Winner Halloween treat!

Other fall dessert ideas include the all important Pumpkin Pie, no fall season would be complete without one, and any recipe that includes the flavours of maple, walnuts, pecans or warming alcohol like whiskey and bourbon. Little Bertha have a great Maple, Walnut and Bourbon tart that is perfect treat for a fall day.

apple pie tarts

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8 thoughts on “Baking Halloween and Fall Treats

  1. Love the cupcakes. I agree, it isn’t fall until pumpkin pies have been made. Thanks for linking to What’d You Do This Weekend. Pinned to My Harvest Table.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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