October 28, 2009

Happy Hollow Weenie Platters

Hi everybody!  Fall is one of my most favorite times of year.  Everyone is festive, the leaves are all rustle-y and there's a pumpkin on every doorstep.  It's this time of year that makes me craaaaave living elsewhere.  I love weather!  And thankfully I'll be moving to Chicago in January so there'll be a snowflake or two.  Or 80 million.  :)

Anyway, in honor of the festive season, I thought I'd make some Halloween Platters.  Hope you like 'em!

First, I made mini cinnamon donuts. 
I LOVE these donuts.  I think they're dreadfully cute!

Then I made some Chocolate Caramel Rice Krispy Treat Pops. 
Did you know that you can make different flavors of Rice Krispy Treats by adding some Torani syrup or a little cinnamon? 

Oh my gosh, I ADORE these little ghost cupcakes.  Underneath they're vanilla buttermilk cupcakes with vanilla bean frosting.  The 'sheet' is a roll out of white fondant.  I stole this idea from a man named Deveraux here in Los Angeles.  He does the most amazing sugar cookies & then for Halloween does these ghost cupcakes as well.

Then I made some mini banana bread loaves with candied pecans. 
These turned out really well. I was happy.  :)

I couldn't decide which picture I liked more:

Then I made some chocolate peanut butter covered oreos with sca-a-a-a-ary designs.
(Shoulda made one with a United Airlines logo.  HA!)


Then I made evil cupcakes.  I even turned my camera setting to the eerie red color. 
(Eerie Red Setting:  Technical Term).

These were so fun!!!

And last but not least... red velvet cake truffle eyeballs. 
Uber creepy!  :)

It's what MY eyes have been looking like lately. 
And that's awesome!

I know how to freakin' rotate a picture but for some reason either Irfanview or Blogspot or My Documents won't let me do it when I go to use that version of it here.

So there ya go.  Turn your heads. Argh.

And that's the end.

But wait!!! The finished product!!!  :)  :)  :)


Up close & personal now...

Hope you all have a wonderful Halloween!!!
Especially you, SLM.  I love you always, always.



Robyn said...

Mandi! Geez, louise! You are always cranking out these platters. Don't you know they are so much work?!?! And to keep doing them? you are one hard working lady, dude!

lady dude. I like that.

LOVE the ghosts. And the I like the banana bread photo on the right because you can see the corner of the loaf. And the eyeballs?!? You are amazing.

Doesn't this stuff make you exhausted?!?! Yesterday I made some cookies and muffins and was sick of my kitchen at the end of it. I used to think I was a hard core baker...now I know what hard core bakers really do...and YOU are a hard core baker.

Sorry...I'm just so impressed!

MandiCrocker said...

Robinski! I'm not sure if I'm a hard core baker or just a ginormous crazy buttnugget!! :) It's weird... I'm not even sure if I like baking... it's the finished product. Once everything is plated beautifully or the final touches of frosting are on the cake... it's that end result and the giving away...

I bet you know all about this with your ABSOLUTELY AMAZING Brooklyn quilt!!! :) :) :)

Brianna Phelan said...

These are all amazing, wow. Seriously these are so creative and now I'm hungry!

MandiCrocker said...

Awww, thank you Brianna! Your comment made my night! :)