I’ve always been impressed at We Should Cocoa round ups and this one is no exception. Let’s get spooky…
Laura from I’d Much Rather Bake Than… impressed with cookie butter spread and some kick ass icing with her Treacle Cobweb Cake with Speculoos Spread Icing. The tiny spiders are perfect styling for this creepy cake.
Caroline from Caroline Makes… got super fancy on us with this sophisticated Five Layer Cheesecake which she says would be perfect for a Halloween dinner party. I’m pretty sure we’d all come round for that dinner party actually…
and then she went one further with this beautiful, bright Halloween Bark using dark chocolate and orange flavoured and coloured chocolate buttons!
I feel like I forced Choclette of Chocolate Log Blog into Halloween themed treats, but when she created this lush looking Chocolate Pecan Pumpkin Cake, I stopped feeling bad. Added bonus, this cake is a keeper. Added, added bonus, tiny pumpkins on top!
I walk face first into spider’s webs every time I go to the car. Whilst I can’t be annoyed at spiders because , I would much rather walk face first into one of Camilla’s Halloween Chocolate Apples from her blog, Fab Food 4 All. Handy piping tutorial is rad too.
Corina from Searching for Spice also created a spider’s web that I would happily take to the face with her beautiful Ultimate Halloween Cake. Corina has got cream cheese icing and ganache in this cake to make it even more drool worthy.
BRAIIIINNNSSS and other totally awesome Halloween cupcakes came from Kat at The Baking Explorer who is a fellow lover of the spooky season. (Seriously, I’m in love with the brain cupcake though… Braaains…)
I always feel like someone is watching me… Oh, no, wait! It’s Dom from Belleau Kitchen‘s brilliant Witches Eye-Balls, which are cute mini bundts covered in coconut milk ganache (Coconut. Milk. Ganache. Let that sink in for a moment. *dribbles* ). Dom also had a little baking mishap but if the Goblin Bones included in his post were the outcome then I wouldn’t class that as a fail…
Ros from The More Than Occasional Baker defied gravity with her Chocolate Candy Cake. Whilst I was, initially, convinced that Ros was in fact some kind of awesome witch, that made chocolate hover at her beck and call; but dispelled that myth with a really good and comprehensive set of instructions to explain how she created this showstopper.
Caroline Makes… also stunned me with her Pumpkin Spice M&M cookies. More so stunned me with the fact that she was able to keep the M&Ms for long enough to bake with. Because I would have poured them into my mouth with reckless abandon. Fact. She also ramped up the pumpkin-ness with canned pumpkin. Definitely worth a look!
The problem with The Gluten Free Alchemist’s Halloween Cake Pop Spiders is that they are too cute to contemplate eating. With cake pop insides and liquorice legs, they sound just as tasty as they are adorable!
Mushroom foraging’s worse nightmare was the look I was going for with my Poison Mushroom Cake. These were most definitely not poisoned.
Elizabeth from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary‘s entry wraps up the We Should Cocoa round up with her memories of extravagant halloweens and these Zombie Brain Chocolates (BRAAAIIINS!) using some chocolate Día de Muertos moulds.
I always turn up to halloween parties fashionably late because getting the perfect eyeliner and fake blood drip is hard work. Late to this party is:
Thank you to every one who submitted their fantastic recipes, photos and stories. Please check out Shaheen’s blog, Allotment 2 Kitchen for the November We Should Challenge on the 1st November 2014.