Tuesday, November 1, 2011
My first proper halloween!
The holiday is a little confusing in the UK, there is a lot more 'tricking' than treating, I distinctly remember my mum cleaning silly string off the porch on November 1st.
This year, I decided I would participate. I know people are super paranoid about not giving their children 'home baked' treats, which seems terribly sad to me. I decided to go ahead and bake sugar cookies, and I took advantage of the fact that I rent commercial kitchen space to make them, so they were fully legitimate, and I packaged them up, so hopefully they didnt get thrown straight in the trash. They were sugar cookies, some sandwiched around chocolate ganache and some simply covered in royal icing.
I then tried to make use of my new vegetable carving skills with some pumpkin carving! I didnt go totally crazy, but I wanted something fun, so I went traditional with one, and made a cute kitty with the other.
It was really fun answering the door and checking out the cute costumes! I think my favorite was the little kiddies who were dressed up as a zoo ranger, a chicken and Anne of Green Gables! The kiddies loved the kitty pumpkin, and they were really excited about the cookies, so I'm glad I didn't go the safe route and buy candy! They started calling at 6.30 and they were all gone by 7.30! Next year I need to bake double!!