Halloween has been a busy time around here. I've been baking and sewing up a storm to get ready for it.
My bakery received an order for a Zombie cake. I didn't get a photo of the fondant zombies, but here's the smores inspired cake. It is a chocolate cake with a whipped icing and a graham cracker filling. Oh and there's some blood on top.... don't worry, it's just raspberry jam. Though that's homemade too! I canned five jars of raspberry jam last week.
I had the worst luck with pumpkins this year. A few friends came over a few weeks ago to carve their pumpkins, then left them at my place. They became a breeding ground for flies within a day. Ugh. Then my original pumpkin (uncarved) molded before I could even carve it. So here's my final pumpkin! My inspiration was Inspector Spacetime from Community on NBC. It's hard to see the hat and umbrella that really make it stand out in this photo though.
We threw a Halloween party and I had to do some baking for it. It was an apple cider cake with a caramel frosting. I also made an amazing homemade fall sangria that had apple cider, caramel, all sorts of seasoning, orange juice, brandy, and of course red wine.
Now we move onto my costume! I forgot to get more photos of it. I am terrible at that. I always end up with one group photo and not enough to really show off my costume. My inspiration was Archer and this photo shows everyone in our group who also dressed up as characters. And my whole costume was DIY and cost $8. The "boots" used to be yoga pants that were too small and short to wear anymore. I cut off the top and sewed them around a pair of heels so they look like thigh high boots now. The dress was self drafted with a jersey fabric so it was really comfortable all night. And the accessories were made out of faux leather I had sitting around from a few purses I made last year. I love DIY costumes!