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Halloween Fun: Pumpkin Ideas

Every year we go to the pumpkin patch. It is tradition, and tradition states that we come home with so many pumpkins that I have no idea how we are going to carve all of them. We tend to pick the best looking pumpkins to carve, you know the ones that are rounded, no smashed in sides, and usually clean looking. The the rest of the pumpkins get put out as decorations. We even paint some of them! So this year lets get some incredible ideas for both carving and painting!

Carving:

Disney : These stencils can be easily printed and used on your pumpkin to help you carve. Simply use a toothpick to poke dots around the stencil so that you know where to carve.

Halloween Themed: Any of these fun stencils would look great on a pumpkin. You can choose from traditional jack-o-lanterns to more traditional Halloween items like skulls and tombstones.

Painted:

Harry Potter: Do you have a Harry Potter fan at home? This fun pumpkin will be sure to wow!

Emoji: These are worth a laugh and a smile!

Super Hero: These will save any boring pumpkin!!

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Halloween Snacks: Pizza Skulls!!

Does your little one have a Halloween party every year? Do you attend a harvest festival or Fall Festival? Or do you just like to enjoy a spooky meal on Halloween? Then these Pizza Skulls are something you want to check out!

Plain Chicken is a fun foodie blog that is stepping up our spooky game this Halloween snack season. My go-to for Halloween dinner is usually Mummies in a blanket, or Spooky Spaghetti. But after checking out this fun recipe I am ready to shake-it-up this year. One major benefit to trying this new recipe is that I can use pizza dough that is gluten free since we have discovered a gluten allergy in our household.

The fun of this recipe is that you can switch it up or add in whatever you want. Are you out of pepperoni? Try using sausage and mushrooms. Want to make it Hawaiian style? Add in Ham and Pineapple. Just like your pizza you can customize it with your favorite toppings.

The skull mold is available at Amazon now. you could even check out these alternatives if you want a different mold.

Let’s have a Monster Bash!!

Halloween is for fun, fright, and food! I love getting to bake and create amazing meals, snacks, and treats to spook and delight my family. This year we are planning a Halloween Monster Bash to celebrate Halloween and my youngest’s birthday (his birthday actually falls the week after Halloween but he ADORES Halloween so we celebrate then!) I get the privilege of creating an incredible birthday cake that is Halloween themed. We are planning a Monster Bash so I want to continue with the monster theme and create a monster cake.

I scoured Pinterest for incredible ideas and came up with this fun and simple design from The Cake Blog. This Monster design features frightening monster eyes on a plain white iced cake. It is so simple, and so perfect I cannot wait to bake it. My son was so excited he wanted me to do a test bake just so he could eat it twice! We didn’t do that, but we did decide that we would put a fun gel in the center of the cake to make it more ghoulish and monster-like. We plan to make white cake with that we have died green, with lemon jelly as the filling. My son thinks it will be perfect for his party.

The fun of cakes is how much you can change and still achieve the same aesthetic. While we are changing the inside of the cake to fit our purpose the outer part of the cake will remain the same as The Cake Blog’s original vision.