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Halloween Baking RIP Pumpkin Cupcakes

The end of October is drawing near and we all know that only means one thing, Halloween! This year I’ve loved getting into the spirit and trying out all of the amazing crafts that have been popping up all over my Pinterest! Here are some of the Halloween themed projects that have been occupying my time.

Baking

Any excuse to make and eat a load of sweet treats! Last Sunday was well spent baking cupcakes (with a little help from Betty Crocker) and homemade biscuits, that I then had so much fun decorating!

RIP. I freehanded gravestone shaped biscuits and used ready to roll white icing and black writing icing to create little gravestone cupcakes.

Halloween Cupcakes Baking Boo

Pumpkin Patch. I used a 2D piping nozzle to top some of the cupcakes with black frosting, I then used ready to roll orange icing  to create little pumpkins (the grooves of which I scored with a sharp knife).

Bloody Claw. I used a knife to effect claw marks through fondant icing, then dribbled a mixture of icing powder, water and red food dye into the grooves.

DIY Candle Craft

Another easy Halloween craft that I enjoyed trying out, was spookifying a few candles that I bought quite cheaply from Primark. All you need is a few plain pillar candles, a sharpie, a couple of Halloween themed ideas of what to draw and you’re away! PS. These little pumpkin candles were already designed for me by Waitrose but how cute are they!?

DIY Halloween Candles Decor

Carving

Its not Halloween unless you’ve carved a Pumpkin. Let me warn you though, this year was the first time I’ve actually carved my own rather than just drawing a face and letting someone else do the hard part for me! Its tough. No lie, I literally snapped a knife in half trying to cut through the Pumpkin?!?! Who knew they were so thick and tough! I now have a whole new appreciation for my Dad who magically brought my pumpkin face to life my whole childhood!

Jack Nightmare before Christmas Pumpkin Carving

Mines the middle Pumpkin! An attempt at Jack from the Nightmare before Christmas!

There’s still a few days left before Halloween! I’d love to know what seasonal crafts or activities you’ve been up to or have planned!?

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30 Comments

  • Reply RevolutionaryRoads

    Those cupcakes are so cool!! ?

    October 26, 2017 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply Leslie Nichole

    The blood clawcupcake is cool! It caught my eye first. The others are cute and yummy looking. Nom nom!

    October 27, 2017 at 7:42 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Thanks lovely! I had so much fun making them all, glad you liked them!x

      October 28, 2017 at 8:59 am
  • Reply kaylaloves

    Ahh those cupcakes are too fun!! ?

    October 28, 2017 at 11:18 am
  • Reply caitlincx

    Those cakes look so good!!!

    October 28, 2017 at 11:19 am
  • Reply nudepinkorblack

    Love this post! Those tiny pumpkins are adorable ? Very creative!!!

    October 28, 2017 at 11:19 am
  • Reply jessxclare

    Those cupcakes are amazing! Like you could actually open up your own bakery type of good haha and I love the candles and pumpkins! The nightmare before Christmas is my fave Halloween movie x

    October 28, 2017 at 11:24 am
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Aw thanks so much! I don’t know about that, you haven’t actually tasted them haha! I love it too, will definitely be watching soon!x

      October 28, 2017 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Mary

    I love baking so I’m thinking about those cupcakes and I want to eat them all!! I might try and do something like that for Halloween !! Thanks for sharing xx -M

    October 28, 2017 at 11:49 am
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Haha aw thanks! You definitely should give it a go if you get the chance, I had so much fun making them and they’re much easier to do than they look!x

      October 28, 2017 at 11:50 am
  • Reply bostonbookreader

    Great post! I love the candle carving most I think!

    October 28, 2017 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Our Little Mountain Tribe

    Who does glove some good Halloween craftiness and sweet treat baking!

    October 28, 2017 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Judanna

    These all look so cool! Such creative ideas xx

    October 28, 2017 at 2:17 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Thank you, I have to admit to Pinterest being a huge inspiration for a lot of them!x

      October 28, 2017 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply simplyshaiz

    Everything looks great especially those cupcakes so creative!!

    October 28, 2017 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply Anne | Beautybyadutchgirl

    Oh yay those cupcakes look too cute!! And those candles! I think that would also look good with a Christmas-theme! xo

    October 29, 2017 at 11:08 am
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Thank you! Yeah thats a good idea to make some Christmas themed ones!x

      October 29, 2017 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Siyana

    Aw those wee pumpkins are so adorable!!

    October 29, 2017 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply DL ?

    Awww I love this post! The little pumpkin candles are cute!

    October 29, 2017 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply adminmyhelpfulhintscouk

    Some lovely ideas and very creative. Darren

    November 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply thefrugalteenlifestyle

    May be reading this on the 12th November but I can’t resist crafts!
    I’d love to try candle diy but that’d only be if I had half your gift at creativity aha.
    Lovely post xx

    November 12, 2017 at 8:54 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Haha its never too late for craft ideas! Someones suggested using the same principle but Christmas themed so you could always give it a go! Thanks so much, I’m glad you liked it!xx

      November 12, 2017 at 8:55 pm

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