If you have time to do some baking, Country Living proposes six exquisite cakes. My votes go to:
Bake your favorite chocolate cake. Learn the classic web icing technique plus get the recipes for a Chocolate Glaze and a Vanilla Glaze.
Mini Pumpkin Cakes
Use a simple Classic Chocolate Cake recipe. Trim the bottoms of cakes baked in mini Bundt pans to create a flat surface. Join two cakes so that the fluted tops are at either end, then drizzle with Chocolate or Vanilla Glaze and sprinkle with coarse colored sugar or nonpareils before the glaze sets. Top with a Marzipan Pumpkin Stem.
Sweet Popcorn Balls
Any types of flavored popcorns are delicious and cheap to make party treats. Country Living suggests raisins and dried fruits sweet popcorn balls as a Halloween treat.
For more homemade Halloween treats, check out FoodTV.ca Halloween Treats Menu.
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