Halloween Party Fun!
Get your Halloween party started this year by involving your little ghouls and goblins. Baking cookies and cupcakes can be so much fun when you add a little flare. Try these tips:
1. Don't go crazy with "made from scratch" baking. A box of cake mix and tub of frosting satisfies your little chef's need to help and their somewhat limited attention span. In our house we used marble cake mix to create these fun-sized cupcakes. Scooping the batter out and squeezing the chocolate on top in the shape of a smiley face provided the "big girl/boy" feeling and yet creative enough to maintain their interest.
2. What child doesn't love tattoos? Edible tattoos are great fun for kids. Each 3 1/2" round tattoo can be applied to a simple round cookie/cupcake by peeling and sticking to frosting. For extra fun, I have the kids cut around the shape (i.e. scared cat or pumpkin) and stick onto these mini cupcakes. Crafts and cooking all in one. Just imagine how proud the party goers will be to make their own snacks!
3. Don't forget to allow time for licking!!