For Halloween we had our first ever Halloween party to celebrate my sister's summer elopement and Oct 31st. For the party I made one 'wedding' cake (which got a little headless figures later on during the day- complete with red corn-syrup blood) and a little over a hundred cupcakes
This one was pumpkin with cream cheese frosting
and this one is chocolate with buttercream and chocolate stars made from candy molds
I made five in total and with the craziness of setting up for the party I didn't get pictures of the rest which were:
red velvet/cream cheese (with little spider web designs)
chocolate #2/ cream cheese (with chocolate stars)
Yellow/ fudge (with little pumpkins)
It felt like I was jumping a really big hurdle making all those cupcakes and frosting from scratch but in the end it felt like I totally won the race by find a buttercream and cream cheese frosting recipe that had great consistency (similar to the stuff we use at work) as well as I figured out how to use my hand held mixer when the recipe calls for a stand mixer with a paddle attachment (I just took off one beater and held on tight and it gave me great constancy).
My dream gift is still a Kitchen-aid stand mixer in red (umm hello $300!??!??! ouch)
I better start filling up my piggy bank if I ever want one in my kitchen.