Halloween entertaining doesn’t have to be the stuff of nightmares. With a few easy techniques in your repertoire — from fake blood to gooey brains, you can whisk up spectacularly spooky Halloween party food without breaking a sweat.
Slice Into A Sushi Brain
Smoked salmon can be layered irregularly over rice packed around an avocado for a technique guaranteed to horrify your guests (not to mention sushi chefs around the world). Add two chopsticks threaded together with coiled wire to give it a Frankenstein’s monster appearance, or just cut with a knife — it will blow some minds, either way.
Watch how to make a Sushi Brain
Brew A Witches’ Cauldron of Ice Cream
The reward is great with this recipe — a visually stunning fog erupting as the ice cream churns — but so is the risk, so be very sure to protect your hands and always use foods-safe dry ice. Make sure the ice is well incorporated into the ice cream, since the frozen carbon dioxide can be dangerous if consumed in large quantities.
Watch Anna Olson make Witch’s Cauldron Instant Ice Cream
Make Green Slime
Nickelodeon fans of a certain age will be tempted to make this green slime by the bucket. Not to worry, a little bit of know-how will turn this easy goo into a no brainer filling for poke cakes, cupcakes or even on its own.
Get the recipe for Green Slime
Make Black Icing
For those people who have to follow the latest Instagrammable craze, this on-trend use of activated charcoal will make a coconut and maple icing ready for its Halloween selfie.
Learn how to make Charcoal Black Icing
Wrap Up Spooky Pops
This easy method of layering white chocolate ribbons can be used to make mock bandages for mighty mummy pops, cakes, brownies or pies. Coconut oil hardens at room temperature, making it perfect for shaping.
Learn how to make Mummy Bandages
Turn a Cake Into a Candy Pail
Rained out on Halloween? With this cake pail stuffed chock a block with everyone’s favourite candy, no-one will miss the trick or treating. For a grownup party, have guests bring a few bars of their cherished childhood candy, and share some memories along with the sugar rush.
Get the recipe for a Candy-Filled Pumpkin Pail Cake