We are gearing up for Halloween in the Crooked House. It is not a huge affair here in Australia, but we are lucky to have a nearby Halloween Street Party and most shops stock a reasonable selection of Halloween goodies.
The other night I decorated the entrances to the boy’s bedrooms with skeletons, pumpkins and bats while they were sleeping. I was woken the following morning by my 3-year-old gasping, “Oh, I love that, Mummy!” I was aiming for not too scary, so I think I got the right mix of gore and whimsy.
Yesterday, my son convinced me to make some Halloween inspired cupcakes. He asked for eyeball toppers but I thought I would try something less scary.
After icing the cupcakes we took some Smarties (or you could use chocolate beanies, buttons or MMs) and placed them on the top. Using a packet of store-bought icing tubes, I iced each Smartie a set of spider legs.
They were a huge hit with my son. “They are so cute,” he exclaimed.
If you have more patience than I did yesterday, you could first ice a spider’s web on the top then add Smartie spiders.
It coffee o’clock here so I’m off to gobble up some spiders now. Mmmmm