Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bryan and I are throwing a Halloween Party for 2!

Halloween Party Cocktails-500

Sinister Cider Cocktails

  • Fine black sanding sugar
  • 1 lady apple, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 ounce maple syrup
  • 1 ounce apple cider
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Club soda
  • Black licorice, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, muddle together apple cubes and lime wedges. Add syrup, cider, and vodka; fill with ice. Cover and shake until well combined. Strain into prepared martini glass; top with club soda. Garnish with licorice & serve.




Halloween Party Cupcakes-Camille Styles Events-500

Mini Carrot Cake Cupcakes

for the cupcakes:
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
for the icing:
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 – 3 tbsp fresh orange juice
make cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Spray mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
Coarsely grate enough carrots to measure 2 cups using large teardrop holes of a box grater.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg in a bowl.
Whisk together oil, eggs, brown sugar, grated carrots, and vanilla in a large bowl, then stir in flour mixture until just combined.
Divide batter among muffin cups and bake until golden and a wooden pick inserted into center of a cupcake comes out clean, 15 – 20 minutes.
Cool in pan on a rack 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan and cool completely on rack, about 1 hour more.
make icing:
Sift confectioners sugar into a bowl. Whisk in zest and 2 tablespoons juice until smooth. If icing is too thick, add more juice, 1 teaspoon at a time. Dip top of each cupcake into icing, letting excess drip off. Garnish with sprinkles or toy spiders.





Bryan and I are throwing ourselves a little party for Halloween after Trick or Treating! We decided to play old scary movies with his projector and make halloween inspired treats :) fun right?

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