Happy Halloween :)

October 31st, 2008

I’ve had a fun, busy, sugar-filled Halloween so far, and there’s still a lot left to my day!  Right now I have a batch of Double Chocolate Pomegranate Brownies in the oven.  If they’re any good, you’ll see the recipe here tomorrow!  Unfortunately I once again don’t have a recipe to offer today, but I did take a lot of pictures of all the fun foods I’ve come across today!

What a pretty box!

What a pretty box!

First up is this week’s cupcake by Carrie at the Little Dog Coffee Shop.  I had mentioned previously that the cupcake I tried from her last week seemed a little old, and she was sweet enough to meet up with me at the shop today when she dropped off her latest batch.  My cupcake came in this cute little box!

Hey, there's something tasty in there!

Hey, there's something tasty in there!

I brought along a couple of my pumpkin cupcakes, which were definitely not as prettily packaged.  Note to self: invest in nicer cupcake transportation devices.

It's so sprinkly in there!

It's so sprinkly!

If I remember correctly, this yummy little guy was white chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream filling and bits of orange gumdrops (in the filling), topped with an orange…buttercream?  With a vanilla swirl…and sprinkles…AND chocolate-covered Pop Rocks!

...And that was the last time anyone saw Ol' Cupcake.

...And that was the last time anyone saw Ol' Cupcake.

That’s not really a ton of glare on the frosting – it’s the vanilla swirl!  I know what you want to know: did it taste as yummy as it looks?  ABSOLUTELY.  The cake was nice and soft and light, the filling was creamy and the frosting…oh man the frosting.  It was like getting punched in the mouth with tangy orange flavor, only in a good way.  The pop rocks weren’t too poppy, I think because of the chocolate coating, but the popping that did occur made the cupcake all the more fun to eat.  Thanks to Carrie for providing such fun, creative treats!

I like bees.

I like bees.

Since the farmer’s market was open today, I wandered over and checked out the goodies.  Lots of weird winter squashes…I don’t want to get too sick of those yet so I left them alone, but I did pick up a nice big 3 pound jar of honey, some of which will be used for a recipe soon.

Mmm, honey.

Mmm, honey.

While I was browsing the honey, one of the vendors ran over to me and gave me a free witch cookie because she liked my orange-and-black striped tights!

It looks like a sugar cookie...we haven't eaten it yet.

It looks like a sugar cookie...we haven't eaten it yet.

I went over to browse her other goodies and was intrigued by some rosemary merlot biscuits.

They look like little donuts!

They look like little donuts!

They ended up being like little rosemary-scented spicy shortbread cookies, and were delicious with some Irish Breakfast tea.

I’m going to try to end each month with a favorite recipe, and for this month it’s going to have to be my very favorite Pumpkin Cupcakes with Easy Fluffy Double Chocolate Ganache.  Make them!  They’re great!

2 Responses to “Happy Halloween :)”

  1. katey says:

    re: the cupcake carrying difficulty… you need one of these: http://www.cupacake.com/

    :-).

  2. informalblathering says:

    Those are neat…I’ve been thinking of picking up one of those giant cupcake carriers that hold a whole batch of 24.

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