Can you all believe that the month of October is pretty much over?
Where have all the days gone?
The days just flew too quickly! I swear it was my sister’s birthday, then my uncle’s, my dad’s, and my close family friends (aka my other uncle’s) birthday just one after another. It was a “bam, bam, bam” scenario when it comes to their birthdays. Well more so for my oom (uncle in Dutch), my dad, and dear Bruce as they are within a few days of each other. But still!
And tomorrow is the eve of Halloween!
Are you all set for the festivities that come with the thirty-first?
I’m not! I still need to get more latex and other special effects for my boyfriend’s face! I’ll show you a photo of what I will be doing to him.
And if you don’t know what exactly is going to be done, here is a little instruction demo about what you can do with liquid latex. I did this to him to figure out what I am doing:
I don’t even have anything for my own costume! We also haven’t even carved out pumpkins!
BUT I did make a cool and spooky bark for this afternoon for work. I don’t work on Saturday so I thought I’d spice up the work day with some candy corn and black and orange sprinkles.
I tried to follow the recipe. Well actually I did, I just couldn’t for the life of me find tiny candy eye balls! All I can think of is that Americans must be odd with their candy eyes on normal shelves in stores.
Though I am rather sad that none of our Oreo cookies have an orange or yellow filling to go with the season. They are all white and boring!
- 4 – 225g bags white chocolate chipits
- 8 Oreo cookies, broken up into chunks
- 1 cup (112g) pretzels, broken into pieces
- 1 cup (1,248g) candy corn
- 1 teaspoon black sprinkles
- ½ teaspoon orange and black sprinkles
Melt the white chocolate at a low heat until smooth. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
While chocolate is melting, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and cover with cookie chunks, pretzels, and candy corn.
Once chocolate has completely melted, pour over cookie sheet. Spread with a spatula to ensure chocolate is evenly distributed over everything.
While chocolate is still sticky, scatter candy corn on chocolate, sprinkle sprinkles, and pop in refrigerator until hard.
Break into chunks and enjoy!
The black sprinkles are too cool for words. They have a bit of a sparkly sheen to them! I got them at a special baking store actually! The baking store is attached to a bakery that sells classic French pastries, like macarons, croissants, and éclairs! How lovely, right?
I found out that I love lavender madeleine’s though! I even bought a mold to try and make them myself.
We’ll see if I will be able to make madeleine’s! I hope I can!
As you can see these are my other sprinkles! I have a feeling I will be decorating everything in orange and black for a good while! I may make a funfetti cake with orange and black sprinkles. That would be neat. Or a chocolate funfetti cake, you know as the orange would be the only thing sticking out? Actually do people ever do that?
Whatever! That was my masterpiece and I cannot wait to bring it into work! Even with the big boss lady coming in. I’m sure she will enjoy it!
Hope you all have a spooky Halloween!