Recipe for a Halloween treats table….
Take two party loving bloggers,
Add some fun graphic designs from one,
Some yummy cupcakes and cookies from another,
sprinkle in some candy,
add lots of fun polka dots…
A Halloween treats table so cute it’s spooky!
This past week I worked on a fun project to help Kim of The Tomkat Studio debut her new line of Halloween printables. I printed out all of the cute designs and then I baked, shopped and decorated to create this Halloween treats table.
I’ve seen a trend of using canning jars as drinking glasses, and I thought they could add some character to this table as well. I filled these with orange soda and added a gummy worm for a bit of Halloween flair. I think a scoop of vanilla ice cream would look great with the orange soda, or some lemon-lime soda and a scoop of lime sherbet would make a nice creepy looking drink too.
I baked and decorated some special cookies to coordinate with the cupcake topper designs, and included a fun little message for Kim (above).
~ All the details ~
Cupcakes, cookies, table styling and photos by Glorious Treats.
Paper details (cupcake toppers, labels, straw flags and banner) designed by The Tomkat Studio.
Candle holders from glassybaby.
Table runner (black spiderweb design) from Pier1.
Cake stands from Costco (they were only sold for a short time, sorry!).
Glass jars- The two matching ones (with pretzels and cheese-its are from Target, and are also available at Wal-Mart, Crate and Barrel). The other jars I’ve collected over time from antique stores.
Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe
Sugar Cookie Recipe
The lovely Kim over at The Tomkat Studio has a weekly blog feature called Cupcake Monday. Sounds like a great way to start the week, right?!
This past week, Kim and I teamed up and had a little fun! Kim designed a fun new Halloween set of printables (I even got to add some input on the designs) and I spent the weekend “playing” with them!
Today, in the spirit of “Cupcake Monday,” I’m sharing the cupcakes I made to accompany Kim’s cute cupcake toppers. The cupcakes are delicious Pumpkin Pecan Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, and I’ll be sharing the recipe later this week.
Happy Cupcake Monday!
Tomorrow I’ll have lots more photos of the other treats I put together for a fun Halloween photo shot with Kim’s new set of Halloween printables.
Cupcakes and photos by Glory Albin.
Cupcake toppers designed by Kim at The TomKat Studio, and will be available in her SHOP.
Candle holders are from glassybaby.
This past week I made some cookie for a baby shower a friend was hosting. The baby to be is a little boy, who will be named Caige. The colors of the shower were sage green, cream and brown. I designed these simple, classic cookies to coordinate with other treats the hostess would be serving. I think the general designs could be used to coordinate with any color scheme, and would work equally well for a birthday, by simply changing the word baby, and maybe including the number of the birthday.
I love the simple little dot cookies, these were about a 1.5 inch circle. I created custom colored sanding sugar by adding one drop of food coloring (in the desired color) to a small jar of white sanding sugar. Just shake, shake, shake, and voila!
My friend took the photo above of my cookie with a few other treats that were served. (And don’t ask where you can buy that beautiful ruffled stand… because I already have! It’s an antique from her grandmother).
My sugar cookie recipe is HERE
And some decorating how-to’s to get you started are HERE
From the top, you’d never know that the delicious looking, chocolate and caramel desserts above are humble rice krispies treats! Well, once humble rice krispies treats… now elevated to a delicious, decadent dessert! I’ve been playing with a few ideas for dressing up rice krispies treats, and this is one of my delicious successes!
~ Directions ~
(The ingredients you’ll need are in bold)
Prepare Rice Krispies Treats as directed on cereal box (so you need Rice Krispies, marshmallows and butter). Spread into a 9″x13″ pan (as directed).
In the top of a double boiler, melt 3/4 of a pound of store bought individual caramels (Brach’s brand works well), along with 2 Tablespoons of water and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
It will take about 10 minutes to melt everything together. Stir as needed.
Pour the melted caramel over the prepared Rice Krispies treats, reserving a small about of caramel in the double boiler (that will be used on the very top as decoration). Spread caramel evenly over the Rice Krispies treats. Place the whole pan (of caramel topped rice krispies treats) in the fridge for about 5 minutes.
Melt 6 oz. of semi sweet chocolate in a bowl in the microwave (in 30 second intervals). When almost melted, remove (carefully) from microwave, and stir until smooth and fully melted. Remove rice krispies treats from fridge, and spread melted chocolate over evenly.
Top with 3/4 cup chopped pecans.
Warm the remaining caramel (that was reserved in the double boiler) and then drizzle caramel on top of pecans.
Place the pan (of rice krispies treats) in the fridge or on the counter (in cool weather) until the chocolate has set.
Cut into squares and enjoy!
In the next few weeks, I’ll have several delicious recipes to share, a pretty princess party and a few other fun things! For today, I’ll share with you the file for the labels I designed for my Desserts in Paris
Click on the title below
I recommend printing the file onto white cardstock.
(It may work best to download the file, then print it from your file)