Last night was our first ever twitter bake off. It was really fun and we were delighted to have people joining in on facebook and twitter, sharing their comments, Likes and pictures of their own baking too!
The theme for our bake off was “Halloween Biscuits” – but really any spooky baking was eligible. The aim was to bake the very best entry to be judged and to win the accolade of Star Baker and lots of wonderful imaginary prizes. Oh and to bake with friends and have fun too, of course!
So without further ado, here are the Halloween baking creations from me, Sally and our online friends. I hope you enjoy these ideas for fun baking projects ready for the 31st!
Gingerbread Man Zombies
Or should I call that… a Gingerbread Massacre?
These were Sally’s creations and, as you can see, she had a great deal of fun putting them together. She used a simple template to make the gingerbread man shape and then gave each one a different affliction. Missing limbs, entrails, open brains… for Halloween, anything goes!
Mexican Sugar Skulls
These were my effort. As a first-time icer I learned a lot of lessons creating these Mexican Day of the Dead themed sugar cookies – full post coming later in the week!
Pumpkins by Mi Casa
These fabulous pumpkin cookies are by Mi Casa (@micasa_home on twitter). They are delectable-sounding spiced orange and dark chocolate ‘Pumpkins’! I love how the pumpkin faces are made with candied peel and the simple technique of lines in the chocolate is really effective.
Halloween Cake Pops by Funkilicious Food
These cute cake pops were made by @BecksBake on twitter – such a neat idea and I love the way the fondant icing drapes to create those spooky ghosts! These would definitely be a hit at any Halloween party.
Last, but by no means least we have….. drumroll…. our STAR BAKER Anne Whiteside (@ChunkyPeanuts on twitter)!
Halloween Cupcakes by ChunkyPeanuts
Anne made these truly sumptuous orange, honey and cardamom cupcakes with Italian orange buttercream. A different take on the Halloween theme, suitable for a grown-up glamorous party, or just to eat all to yourself with a cup of tea!
The judge felt that the skill in the piping, the colours and the yummy description made this worthy of Star Baker and the glorious #TWGBBO crown. Congratulations Anne!
Luckily for us Anne will be sharing the recipe here on the blog in the near future. Can’t wait!
So that’s it for our round-up from last night’s bake off. Hope you will join us for the next one in a couple of weeks… who knows, you might even get Star Baker!