Halloween Food

29 Oct 2015
POSTED BY Y Magazine
Embrace your inner child this Halloween by jumping into a creepy costume and rustling up some spooky surprises in the kitchen

Are you’re looking to add a little spooky flavour to your haunted celebration that is sure to keep all your little ghouls, ghosts and goblins in a festive mood? Look no further for the perfect ideas to dress up those Halloween treats as we show you how to host the perfect scary gathering.

Halloween is the perfect time to throw on a costume and act like a kid. Of course, you want friends and family there to take part in the spooky fun, so here are a few tips to make sure your party is remembered long after the witches put away their cauldrons:

Set a festive mood:

Creepy Halloween decor, such as spider webs and carved pumpkins, can be placed around the house and terrace or balcony to help get guests into the spirit. Halloween-themed music, such as Monster Mash and movies, such as Dracula and Frankenstein, can help offset any down time and get your guests in a spooky mood.

Play some ghoulish games:

Bobbing for apples is a Halloween tradition you can’t leave out. Halloween bingo or a pin the tail on the donkey or camel-type game, such as pin the nose on a skull, can also add to the fun. Or try a treasure hunt for a ghost ship’s loot by scattering clues around the house that lead to ghastly goodies.

Vampires, ghosts and zombies:

Add a costume contest to the mix and hand out prizes to some of the best. Try breaking the contest into a few categories or by age and awarding prizes, such as most creative, judge’s choice and crowd favourite.

Recipe: Bubbling Witches Brew


Use fresh oranges, mandarins and lemons to cast a spell on your frightful Halloween party goblins with Bubbling Witches Brew and Spook-tacular Fruit Cups. Looking for more festive ideas? Add orange pumpkin treats to the menu. Just peel a mandarin and insert a small piece of celery in the center for the stem.

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  • To make 5 cups, freshly squeeze 3 1/2 cups mandarin orange juice and 1/2 cup lemon juice. Cover and chill.
  • When ready to serve, pour chilled juice into punch bowl or pitcher and stir in 1 cup chilled sweet sparkling soda and ice cubes. Taste for sweetness.
  • Peel and slice mandarin oranges to make pinwheel shapes that resemble spider webs to garnish each drink. Use frozen red or black grapes as an additional optional garnish.
Frankenstein Cake


You can’t have a mad scientist Halloween party without Frankenstein. This easy buttercream cake makes a big statement, is a fantastic centrepiece for your sweets table and will make others green with envy over your decorating skills. For more Halloween party ideas and inspiration, visit wilton.com

Servings:  12

  • 6 cups of your favourite cake recipe or mix
  • 4 cups Wilton White Ready To-Use Decorator Icing (or another brand)
  • Green food colouring
  • Wilton Black Icing Pouch with Tips (or another brand)
  • Large Candy Eyeballs


  • 6×3 inch round pan
  • Cooling grid
  • Cake plate
  • Cake leveller
  • Spatula
  • Disposable Decorating Bags


  1. Prepare cake according to box instructions and make two layers using 6-inch round pans. Bake and cool on grid.
  2. Prepare Spring Green icing: 4 cups icing. Stack layers on cake plate for a two-layer cake, using leveler as needed. Ice cake sides smooth with green icing.
  3. Use black pouch icing without tip to cover top of cake. Use tip of spatula to create spiral effect. Use black pouch icing with star tip to pipe pull-out bangs around top edge and two hair strands on cake top.
  4. Prepare a disposable decorating bag with green icing; cut a hole in point of bag the size of tip. Attach candy eyeballs with dots of green icing. Pipe green eyelids.
  5. Use black pouch icing with round tip to pipe nose and neck bolts, outline mouth and stitches.


Spook-tacular Fruit Cups


  1. Cut off top 1/5 of an orange and use paring knife to separate fruit from inside of orange, being careful not to cut through peel. It’s not necessary to get all of the flesh out, just enough to fill with cut fruit.
  2. Squeeze juice from removed fruit and add to Bubbling Witches Brew.
  3. If necessary, shave small amount of peel off bottom so cups sit level, being careful not to create an opening in the base. Use paring knife to carve faces, and fill each cup with orange pieces, melon balls, grapes and blueberries.

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