Whether you are trying to make something special for trick-or-treaters, your Halloween party, or just want to satisfy your sweet tooth, baked goods can be the perfect solution to all of these things. Not only do cakes, cookies, and traybakes work well as tasty treats, they can be a lot of fun to make at home, too. If you are interested in baking some fun Halloween goodies this October, here are some ideas that you might find inspiring.
Cupcakes are always a welcome treat, whatever the occasion, and they are ideal for parties or inviting someone over for a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon. They’re also great to make with kids, so if you are looking for an activity to do with your little ones this Halloween, making some spooky-themed cupcakes are ideal! You can purchase small edible cake toppers to decorate them with, like little sugary ghosts of jack-o-lanterns. Using food coloring for the frosting can also help to add to the festive theme – greens, purples, reds, and oranges are perfect for ghoulish cakes!
If you prefer a lighter treat, then cheesecake is always a good option. It will still satisfy your craving for something sweet, but won’t weigh you down as a rich sponge cake would. You can easily make your cheesecake into a Halloween dessert by getting creative with the decoration. A simple spider web pattern on the top made from chocolate or fruit coulis could work well, or you could get more creative if you want to. You could even choose a pumpkin spice flavor if you want to incorporate the tastes of the spooky season into the mix.
Cookies are great sweet treats to bake, and you can even freeze some of them if you don’t want to eat the whole batch within a week. There are plenty of cookie cutters you can buy in Halloween shapes, and even stencils like this ghost cookie stencil to help you decorate. These will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike, and you could even use them as a treat for your treat-or-treaters on All Hallows Eve itself if you wanted to.
A Show-stopping Cake
Smaller sweet treats can be perfect for quick bites, but if you are throwing a Halloween party and you want to impress your guests, consider baking a show-stopping cake instead. Red velvet cakes can work well for this time of year, as the red layers fit in with the bloody themes often seen during the Halloween period. Decadent chocolate cake will also work well, or again you can use food coloring to dress up a simple vanilla sponge. Look at these Halloween cake decoration inspirations to find out which style of jaw-dropping cake you can make for your party.
If you want to indulge your sweet tooth during the Halloween season, then consider the options listed above. They are all great to make solo, with the kids, or with friends and will be perfect for any occasion during this time of year.