It’s that time of year again- Halloween! While it’s not a day widely celebrated in Australia compared to some other countries like America, it is always a bit of fun. It is a perfect excuse to get creative with your baking, and of course… dress up! Whether you dress the kids up (or lets be honest, you dress up too) for some trick-or-treating, or you host your own event, some spooky sweets are always an exciting novelty. With Halloween just around the corner we thought we’d compile a list of some of our favourite ‘day of the dead’ treats. We want to see your Halloween celebrations and creations so don’t forget to share with us on Facebook or Instagram using the #cakebakesweets.
1. Bubbling Halloween Cauldron Cake with Giant Gummi Snake by Cupcake Addiction
You may have seen the very lovely, Elise Stratchen (My Cupcake Addiction) at our Melbourne show. One of her latest Halloween videos is a very cool Bubbling Cauldron Cake that will have everyone spooked.
You can check out the video here!
2. Many Mini Mummies by Bakerella
After something a little less scary but still Halloween themed? Try Bakerella’s super cute Mini Mummy Cookies. These are perfect for the kids, and would make a cute treat in their lunch boxes.
You can get the recipe here!
3. Halloween Mason Jar Mini Cakes from Life Made Simple
Mason jars have been on the rise over the past few years, making them an ultimate trend for baking, gardening, storage and so much more! We love how Life Made Simple turned theme in to some kid friendly Halloween jar cakes. These little creations would be perfect for a table setting at your Halloween party.
You can find out how to create them yourself here.
4. Halloween Sugar Cookies from Annie Eats
Simple, colour and fun. Can’t go wrong with sugar cookies – another one the kids might enjoy. These sugar cookies also give you some creative freedom, designing your own patterns and colours. Get the low down and some more inspiration here.
5. Halloween Cookie Pops! Make Mummy Cookies – Cooking with Squish Halloween Special by My Cupcake Addiction
Yes, another one from Elise (My Cupcake Addiction). But how can you not love these Oreo cookie pops? These Mummy pops are quick and easy, and make a great activity for the kids.
Watch her new video here.
6. Halloween Kids Face Painting Ideas
Get the kids into the spirit of Halloween by dressing up and face painting! She Knows steps you through how to recreate these face painting master pieces to top of your child’s perfect Halloween costume.
7. Glow in the Dark Pumpkins
Here in Australia we don’t often play around with Pumpkins for Halloween but this Glow in the Dark activity by iLoveToCreate is just too cool! They are easy to make, it’s a fun family activity, and they look pretty!
8. DIY Kids Robot Costume by HOORAY! Magazine
Want to get hands on and make your little one a Halloween costume? Check out this Robot Costume by HOORAY Magazine!
9. Spooky Styling from HOORAY! Magazine
Another one from HOORAY!, but this ones for the big kids (aka Adults). Want a childfree Spooktacular event? HOORAY! Magazine know how to style the perfect event. Their blog post on Spooky Styling is brilliant and super appropriate for this upcoming weekend.
10. And some random kids costumes we love from Pinterest
Here are some more costume inspiration we found from Pinterest! You can check out some more Halloween inspo on our board.