Halloween Desserts

Halloween desserts

Halloween desserts

Just for fun here are some Halloween sweets. “Eyeball” cake is hollowed out chocolate sponge cake filled with dark chocolate ganache. And scary fingers are sugar cookies decorated with almond nails and some piping gel “blood”.

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Easter Basket Cake

Easter Basket Cake

Easter Basket Cake

Easter cake was a challenge for me because I had to decorate it with buttercream. I like buttercream INSIDE the cake, I even enjoy smooth buttercream icing all over the cake. But when I have to pipe decorations with it, my hands just melt it. So it was a bit of a  juggling act: start with one color, pipe until it gets a little too easy, put it aside, quickly wash hands in icy cold water, grab another bag with different color and go on.  So this was the result: vanilla cake filled with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam and iced with buttercream with some royal icing flowers.

Christmas Wreath Cake painted with Melted Candies

Christmas Wreath Cake

Christmas Wreath Cake


Great mold made a great cake! Finally got a chance to use this beautiful Christmas wreath mold. Cake itself is chocolate cake recipe based on Peggy Porschen’s book but with 20% less sugar and added French Fancy Chocolate Truffles for baked-in surprise. It looked quite elegant just dusted with powdered sugar, but to add some festive colors I decided to paint main elements with melted candies (red, green, yellow). It was different, colorful and I avoided using icing, which as turned out kids enjoyed better.

Large 6″ Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Tree Cookie

Christmas Tree Cookie

Christmas Snowflake Cookie

Christmas Snowflake Cookie

More festive cookies. These ones are delicious butter/flour/sugar/egg cookies with orange flavor. Their size (6 inch) makes them a perfect canvas for decorating.

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

These Gingerbread cookies are about 5 inches in size, iced with royal icing.