October is here, Halloween’s around the corner and Thanksgiving’s just down the road. Where has this year gone?
My husband's 7 pumpkins will soon adorn our front steps. The Harvest wreath is on the front door, and my witch sign is hanging on the wall.
It’s the season of witches and goblins and graveyards. Screen savers with pumpkins, bats and scary forests that emit spooky sounds are on my computer. I’m getting in the Halloween spirit!
Last week I met with some writer friends for coffee and I made a Graveyard cake to take along.
Since October starts the season of sweets, goodies and baking, I thought I’d do something a little different this year for the October blog and give you all an easy recipe that is always a big hit at parties.
I found this recipe on the internet while searching for Halloween desserts that were different from the norm.
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1 chocolate box cake
Bake in a 13 x 9 inch pan according to directions
Cool for one hour
1 (16 oz) chocolate frosting
1 tube of black icing (make sure it has a narrow tip for writing, I couldn’t find one for this cake and had to use toothpicks for writing)
½ (9 oz) box chocolate wafer cookies
1 (16 oz) bag Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies
1 (7.25) bag Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies
Candy rocks, optional
Finely crush wafer cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or use a food processor. Icing cake and sprinkle wafer cookies over it.
Score top of cake into 12 equal grave plots
Pipe with your black icing “RIP”, “1692”, “Poisoned”, “Salem”, “Dr. Jekylll”, and any others scary words you want to. You can draw skull and cross bones, aliens etc. on your Milano cookie tombstones.
Cut a slit in each grave plot to insert a Milano or Chessman cookie for the gravestones. Sprinkle candy rocks around if desired.
What have you done this year that was totally out of your comfort zone?
Taking a Chance in life can create change, which can be unexpected and a good thing!!!