Susetteby Susette Meffan, creator of  Blue Sky News, mom of 2 and permanently on the look out for kid friendly stuff to make or do.  She has  found a fabulous chef (former Woolies chef, actually) that writes wonderful kid- friendly do-it- yourself recipes.  This month she sent us a couple of his  Halloween treats – happy baking!

Cobweb cupcakes, makes 24

125g butter, softened

½ teaspoon vanilla

¾ cup caster sugar

3 eggs

2 cups self raising flour

¼ cup milk

Pre-heat an oven to 170ºc. Beat all ingredients until pale. ¾ fill cupcake cases with mix and bake for 15minutes, allow to cool.
Mix icing sugar with a little water, remove some of the icing and colour with cocoa or red food colour.
Spread the cupcakes with the white icing. Pipe 4 circles of the coloured icing on top. With a skewer drag from the centre out several lines to form a cobweb pattern.



Skull Sandwiches

Make sandwiches with white bread. Cut out a skull shape. Children can form the eye sockets, the nose and mouth by cutting out the features with a piping nozzle or a small cookie cutter.
For blood sandwiches use a red jam or for a green look use pesto.

Spider biscuits

Mix some icing sugar and colour the icing black or use cocoa for brown.
Spread this icing over digestive biscuits and fasten sticks of liquorice to make legs. Use jelly tots to form the eyes.

Witches’ brew

Pour cream soda into a glass, just before serving add a tot of strawberry cordial, do not stir.

Chocolate apples

Melt milk chocolate in a bowl over just simmering water. Skewer apples with a wooden skewer or straw. Dip the apple in the chocolate and when almost set the kids can decorate with hundreds and thousands or any decor of their choice.

Recipes supplied by Gourmet Gurus. Caterers for children’s parties; lunch boxes; private/corporate functions and dinner parties. Contact Richard (former Woolies chef) on 074 1722312 or gourmetgurus@live.co.za

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