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Earwax on a Swab Treat

earwax on a swab treat

This simple treat is mini marshmallows poked on the ends of a lollipop stick and dipped in melted butterscotch chips

 

the presentation makes it gross

 

See more ideas here:

Saucy’s Sprinkles

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Alien Facehugger Pastry Dessert

alien facehugger pastry dessert

FROM: laughingsquid.com

Artist, photographer, and baker Christine McConnell makes elaborate alien facehugger pastries, cakes covered in bees, and other delightfully horrific baked goods. She has more twisted pastries and similarly twisted photography on her Instagram account.

Facehugger is made from a sugar cookie glued together with caramel and glazed with milk, sugar and nutmeg

 

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Monkey Brain Cake

monkey brain cake

monkey brain cake

FROM: Instructables.com

 

 

Monkey Brain ingredients and equipment
2 chocolate cakes (mine were chocolate mud and 20cm X 8 cm or 8″ X 3.25″)
Cake board (approx 8″) *
Ganache (chocolate and cream)
Ready rolled fondant white or Pettince 20 oz or 600 grams **
Black ready rolled fondant or Pettince 50g or 1 3/4oz (or color you own from the white using black gel food color)**

 

Black, white and ivory gel food color *
Tylose powder *
small brush
edible glaze, black dusting powder and large brush *
Large rolling pin
small sharp knife
small fondant rolling pin
cake decorating flower/leaf tool *
Cake smoothers (kinda optional) *
Brain mold ***
2 packs jelly – jello crystals (I used raspberry and grape)
evaporated low fat milk (carnation non fat)
Powdered gelatine
oil spray
Raspberry sauce (or strawberry)
Optional White persian fairy floss and scissors ****

*Ready Roll fondant, gel food color, cake decorating tools, tylose powder and dusting powder available from cake specialty stores, Hobby and craft stores (eg Michaels (US), Spotlight (Australia)) or Ebay.
**Fondant dries out really quickly – keep it in an airtight container or ziplock bag in between use and work fast.
*** I picked up my Jelly Mold on Ebay
****Persian fairy floss available from good deli’s or specialty food purveyors

 

Eeeek chilled monkey brains anyone.

Well if the brains are jello and they are served with a slice of chocolate cake maybe you won’t pass up this treat made famous in the movies but made slightly more appetizing in this instructable.

This would make an awesome Halloween dessert and would be an especially gruesome table centerpiece.

The preparation of this cake is best spread over 3 days:

Day 1 bake the cake and make the ganache
Day 2 remaining steps 1 through 7
Day 3 just prior to serving step 8

The whole cake does take a bit of work but if you like you can omit some steps which will not only save time, but will also reduce the equipment and ingredients required making the cake a little bit more economical.

If you like you can omit the hand painting and just add some extra black fondant in the nostrils. Also the addition of the Persian fairy floss in step 8 is completely optional.

Or you can just just skip straight to step 7 and make up some brains to serve with raspberry sauce for an easy yet scrumptiously scary treat.

 

by BubbleandSweet

http://www.instructables.com/id/Monkey-Brain-Cake/

 

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Evil Dead Necronomicon Pizza

Evil Dead Necronomicon Pizza

Evil Dead Necronomicon Pizza

 

FROM: DailyDead.com

 

Elizabeth over at The Gastronomicon has provided pictures and her recipe, so you can follow her example and make it for yourself.

 

Ingredients:

Crust:

1 TBS Active dry yeast

1 TBS Sugar

1 Cup warm water (105-110 degrees F) {You can replace your water with a cup of warm beer and your sugar with honey for a bit of a change of flavor.}

1 tsp salt

2 Cups flour (I do one cup unbleached all purpose and one cup whole wheat)

(If you want to make a thin crust pizza, just halve this recipe.)

Directions:

1) Combine yeast, sugar, and warm water in a large bowl. Allow to sit until the yeast forms a layer of foam on top of the water-about ten minutes.

2) Mix in salt, and flour- stir with a spoon, or mix with dough hook if using a mixer, until it forms a uniform ball. Add flour if needed to keep if from being too sticky, and then knead by hand on a smooth surface, or knead with dough hook until well mixed.

3) Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Let rise for an hour.

4) Punch your dough down and briefly knead on a smooth surface. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

5) Roll out your dough to fit your pizza pan, or baking sheet- should be about a quarter of an inch thick.

6) Add your sauce, cheese, and toppings and bake for 12 minutes. Slice and serve.

My suggestions for sauce:

I usually use a can of UNSALTED tomato puree, 16 oz… And simmer that with a couple cloves of minced garlic, dried basil, 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano. I let that simmer over low heat until the volume is reduced by about half… 30-40 minutes depending on how low you have your heat set. This makes a fair amount of sauce, so depending on how much sauce you want on your pizza, you may want to save some. I also occasionally make a green sauce of garlic, and steamed spinach I have put through the blender.

 

Learn more here: http://dailydead.com/make-your-own-evil-dead-necronomicon-pizza/

 

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Spooky Boo Brownies

Spooky Boo Brownies

FROM: BettyCrocker.com

Spooky Boo Brownies

Spooky Boo Brownies

Spooky Boo Brownies

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1 box Betty Crocker™ Original Supreme Premium brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
1 1/4 cups Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy creamy white frosting (from 16-oz container)
16 large marshmallows
1 Betty Crocker™ black decorating gel (from 0.68-oz tube)

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with foil so foil extends about 2 inches over sides of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray. Make brownies as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch square pan. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Remove brownies from pan by lifting foil; remove foil. For 16 brownies, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
  • Heat frosting in microwavable bowl uncovered on High 30 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds, until frosting can be stirred smooth and fluid. If frosting becomes too firm while decorating, microwave 5 seconds; stir.
  • Top each brownie with 1 large marshmallow. Spoon 1 tablespoon frosting over each marshmallow to coat. Let stand until frosting is set, about 30 minutes. Use black gel to make eyes and mouths.
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Day of the Dead Marshmallow Sugar Skull Pops

Day of the Dead Marshmallow Sugar Skull Pops

Photograph by Melissa Bailey

 

 

Ingredients

  • One bag of marshmallows (for smaller hands, look for the jumbo marshmallows)
  • Edible decorating markers
  • Other decorating candy that can stick to or be inserted into the marshmallows, such licorice lace
  • Candy or lollipop sticks

Directions

  1. Start by selecting marshmallows that have a clean and smooth shape and are not squished or torn.
  2. Take two small pieces of licorice lace and insert them in the marshmallow to represent the eyes of the skull.
  3. If you are just using the edible decorating markers, then start by drawing the eyes, followed by the nose and mouth.
  4. After you have framed the basic elements of the skull, let your imagination run wild with the endless possibilities on how to decorate the skull with colorful adornments and embellishments.
  5. Use different shapes and colors for a more festive sugar skull.

Learn more here: http://mom.me/latina-mom/14736-day-of-the-dead-marshmallow-sugar-skull-pops/#_a5y_p=2446771

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Cheddar Witch Fingers

 

 

 

cheddar witch fingers

  • COOK TIME: 15 minutes
  • YIELD: about 30 “fingers”
Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces (1 cup packed) shredded, extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1 large egg
  • Coarse salt
  • 30 sliced almonds
  • Black food coloring gel, optional

Combine butter, cheese, flour, cornmeal and cayenne (if using) in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until mixture has the texture of wet sand. Transfer to a bowl. Using a fork, mix in egg until dough holds together. Turn out onto a sheet of parchment paper about 12 inches long. Top with another sheet of parchment and press dough into a ½-inch thick circle.

Freeze for 15 minutes or refrigerate up to 3 days. Remove dough from freezer and roll into a rectangle about 8 inches wide and 10 inches long. Return to freezer for an additional 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, if desired, paint almonds. Mix a tiny amount of food coloring with a tiny bit of water. Using a small paintbrush, paint color onto almonds and set aside. Remove dough from freezer and preheat oven to 350º. Peel off top sheet of parchment. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into two 8×5-inch sections. Then cut into about 30 ½-inch wide strips. Place strips on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with coarse salt, to taste.

Use your fingers to shape each strip, rounding the ends and bending in various directions to create a knobby shape. Using a sharp knife, score “knuckles” onto each “finger.” Lightly dab one edge of each finger with water, then gently press the almonds into the dough. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the fingers are golden and crisp. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

From: http://cooklikeachampion.com/2010/10/cheddar-witches-fingers-spooky-cheese/

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Spider eggs treat for Halloween

Spider eggs dessert

Very easy! All you are going to need are some powdered donut holes, plastic spiders and a fun little sign.

From: http://www.sweetcitycandy.com/blog/2014/05/30/events-a-to-z-i-is-for-insect-and-bug-themed-birthday-parties/

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Recipe for Sugar Skulls

sugar skulls

FROM: www.tomzap.com

Recipe for Sugar Skulls * Calavera de Azucar

2½ cups sugar
Egg white from 1 extra-large egg or 2 small eggs
1 teaspoon light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cornstarch, about a half-cup, for powdering surface
Colored sprinkles
Food coloring
Fine paintbrush
Colored icing

Sift sugar into a large mixing bowl. In another bowl, mix the egg whites, corn syrup, and vanilla.

Slowly pour the liquid into the powdered sugar. Mix with your hands until a sandy dough forms. Form dough into a ball. At this point, you can continue, or you can refrigerate dough for later use.

Lightly dust surface with cornstarch, as well as your hands. Pinch off a heaping tablespoon of dough, and shape it into a skull. If you’re using them, lightly press colored sprinkles into the soft candy. Let the candy dry overnight.

When candy is dry, use the paint brush with food coloring to decorate the skulls. Or you can use frosting (one that will dry hard) with a fine tip to decorate them. Hand them out as is, or wrap in a small cellophane bag tied closed with a small ribbon.

Tips:

The skulls may not dry completely on a humid or rainy day.

The dough should be the consistency of damp sand, just moist enough to hold together. If the dough is too dry and crumbly, add 1 teaspoon of water at a time to moisten.

If dough is too moist, add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until dough is the right consistency.

If the candy has trouble drying completely, place in a 125 degree warm oven until dry.

 

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