All good parties need some cake and sweets, so to get ready for Gertie's Halloween bash on Sunday, I have been finishing off making some spider pumpkin cakes and seasonal sweets.
Spider pumpkin cake
You will need.....
- 1 fimo pumpkin ( I had made him a few weeks ago, so he was baked and ready to go)
- 1 spider button
- 1 suitably sized plate
- Skull cane slices
- Thin leaf coloured card
- Leaf punch
- Tacky craft glue
- Optional tweezers, but they come in handy :)
After cutting out some leaves with the leaf punch, I drew a little circle of glue around the plate and placed the leaves in a circle around the edge.
I left for it a couple of minutes to go tacky and then carefully positioned the pumpkin on a blob of glue in the centre of the leaves. If you click on this photo it will come up bigger and you will see an imprint of spidey legs! This is because when I made the pumpkin, I pushed the spider button into position to make an imprint before baking, don't forget to take spidey off before baking or he will melt! Once baked, the spider then sits comfortably on the top of the pumpkin in his imprint and can be glued in place without slipping.
Now the tricky bit... steady hands needed here....with a small spot of glue on the underside of each skull cane slice, carefully position them on the leaves in a circle around the pumpkin... or just leave it all to dry for an hour or so, then it doesn't all slide about when you press the skull slices down!
Wallah.. all done :)
Fimo canes are easily bought online, there are loads on Ebay and you can buy small amounts for roughly a £1, so they are an inexpensive way to make sweets. I have used some of the flatter skull, pumpkin and bat cane slices to make Halloween cookie jars and sweet platters. You can also buy the canes to cut yourself and these are great to use as little cake slices.
Little glass bottles can be cheaply bought online too and you can make little labels using a size 8 font on your computer. I 'teastain' my paper before cutting out the labels and then when they are dry, I cut them in a jagged fashion and I edge the label with a thin black marker line. A little bit of embroidery thread wrapped around the neck of the bottle and they are all ready for the shelf.
I also use other little containers as sweet holders and you will see some nice little turned pots full of sweets on the fireplace shelf :0)So there are all my sweets ready for Sunday and after sunday, they will all go in my Olde Wizards Sweet Shoppe :)
Back tomorrow with some of my terribly made candles! LOL