Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I’m still coming down from a major sugar high from Miss C’s first birthday festivities over the weekend. In keeping with the tradition of baking my kiddo’s birthday cakes myself, I made C a pumpkin shaped cake. This recipe has such a special place in my heart, as my grandma made this cake for me every year on my birthday. It’s more than a recipe – it’s a childhood memory that brings me right back to times spent with my grandma.
For the rest of C’s birthday party desserts, I teamed up with Three Brothers bakery, my all time favorite bakery in Houston, for some cupcake creations that were off the charts cool. It’s a rare find for a bakery to serve up the best tasting cake and deliver beautiful, artistic creations like these yummy treats….
If you’re feeling creative this week and want to knock out a super cool Halloween treat, I love this halloween gingerbread mansion idea from Three Brothers. If you have any gingerbread house making experience, this is a great Halloween take on the classic Christmas version. Such a fun activity to do with the kiddos. With a little (or A LOT) of icing (my kids’ fave!) + plastic decorations (you can find these at Target, Walmart or the Dollar Store) you have a festive edible Halloween decoration. Voila!
Here’s a quick how-to video. You really can’t go wrong in the decorating department—the more imperfect the better if you ask me! It’s all about having fun and eating lots of icing along the way.
Happy Halloween week ya’ll!!
P.S. More yummy Halloween treats here.
P.P.S. If you are more into savory, this goblin cheese ball is a crowd pleaser!
*cupcake photos by Traci Ling
*this post was brought to you in collaboration with Three Brothers Bakery