WHAT WE'RE MAKING
Orange pumpkins will always hold a special place in our hearts, but we're ready for something a little more original. These faux-marbled pumpkins totally do the job, and they're incredibly fun to make. Get in there and play around with your color scheme to make a Halloween palette that's 100% fresh.
When we heard about the Faster Craft challenge on this week's episode of Making It — to make a last-minute costume using the stuff you'd find in your junk drawer — we immediately thought of dressing up as our furry best friends. And you can make your own, too, just by following our simple tutorial. Keep this one in your back pocket for Halloween!
Round up your supplies and get to decorating… if you dare.
If you spend any time online (or with a 6-year-old) you've probably seen one, two or twenty slime-making videos. The inedible stuff is made by combining different ratios of glue, water and boric acid (Borax or contact lens solution). It's sticky, gross and plenty of fun to play with! But — until now — it definitely wasn't something you'd want to eat. Allow us to introduce the next generation in slime.
Edible blood. Yep, it's gross. And it's totally a thing for halloween. Thanks to our fiendishly easy recipe, you can scare your friends and creep out your fam in a splash. Style tip: It looks even more sinister on simple baked goods that would otherwise appear harmless.
Bust WAY out of the pumpkin rut with out-of-the-box ideas from our favorite design pros.
These pumpkin cake bites use the same techniques as cake pops, plus a cute curly stem. They take a few steps to make, but the good part is you don't have to aim for perfection. Just think about how lumpy and bumpy real pumpkins are — the pressure is officially off!
For Halloween, we say there's no shame in making quick. stress-free treats. (It leaves lots of time leftover for more important stuff like scaring your kids and stealing their candy.) These cookies are just the ticket: start with any basic cookie you like, add a few simple decorations and let the monster mash roll.
You don't need a whole bunch of fancy cookie cutters and a pastry-school diploma to make super-creative, super-spooky cookies! Start off with basic round sugar cookies, grab three colors of royal icing, and you're in business. Pro tip: each of these designs requires a few hours of drying time, so plan accordingly.
DECOR AND MORE
Sure, you could pick up bags at the store. But this DIY version really piles on the style — and won't look like anything else you see this season. The key to to all this graphic coolness is using metallic markers that really POP on the black bags. You can use these for school events, give 'em out to trick-or-treaters, or stuff them with costume-party favors. Add on our printable gift tag, load 'em up with goodies and you're done!
MORE GHOSTLY TREATS
Think there's nothing more terrifying than a giant spider? You haven't heard the crew sing Spice Girls yet! Tune in as the Caked Crusader weaves together a spider-themed Halloween cake, served up with a side of suspect serenading. (If you wanna be my Cake Slayer )
Looks like all eyes are on Joshua's latest cake literally! Join the Caked Boo-sader as he combines sweet and spooky in a tier-ifying Halloween cake, complete with airbrushed eyeballs and a few "haunting" pranks from the crew. (P.S. It's James' favorite episode ever!)
If we could still trick-or-treat and fill our own pillowcases with thousands of calories of candy, we would. No question. But apparently we're adults now, so Halloween needs to grow up a little bit too. Luckily it doesn't take much to throw together this spook-tastic centerpiece. And we have a sneaking suspicion it'll make you the star of the party.
Eeeeek! You're about to get caught up in a web ... of Halloween adorableness. These creepy, crawly cake pops will put a little spook in your holiday strut. It take a few steps to make 'em, but it's not hard. Best of all, this recipe is totally forgiving. Even if your spider details aren't exactly perfect, the finished effect is totally cute enough to eat. We promise.
Whoa! A friendly ghost popping right out of a jack-o-lantern? Now that's what we call a party! If you've been itching to go all-out on your sweet treats, October 31st is definitely your moment. That's why we dreamed up this boo-tiful masterpiece — and the step-by-step tutorial to go with.
Witch, please! Have you ever seen a cooler cupcake topper? You might love fondant or hate it, but there's no denying it's the best for fancy decorations. And Halloween might just be prime time to bust it out. Gather your tools and prepare to get down with some serious hocus-pocus. Broomstick optional.
If you’re like us, Halloween is your moment to get craft-crazy. These prints are all about it.