Cupcake Critters

Sandra Lee  |  2014-10-17 12:58:14  |  Sandra Lee Blog

Bake a big batch of Deep Black Chocolate Cupcakes and use vanilla and tinted frosting to adhere cookies and candies.

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Spirits and Skulls

Sandra Lee  |  2014-10-16 12:07:17  |  Sandra Lee Blog

Bake a batch of Deep Black Chocolate Cupcakes.

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Martini Macabre

Sandra Lee  |  2014-10-13 11:04:12  |  Sandra Lee Blog

Make a martini macabre by rimming the glass with red cake-decorating gel. 

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Sticks and Bones

Sandra Lee  |  2014-10-10 15:41:14  |  Sandra Lee Blog

Need a spine-chilling treat? Make classic caramel apples, and while they are still tacky, press edible bone-shaped sprinkles into caramel; adhere a plastic skeleton to the stick. 

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Spirited Centerpiece

Sandra Lee  |  2014-10-10 15:28:05  |  Sandra Lee Blog

Arrange flowers in your favorite team’s colors (we mixed orange gerbera daisies and roses with green dendrobrium orchids and dahlias) in a tin teapot.

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Tattered & Tarnished

Sandra Lee  |  2014-10-09 14:13:09  |  Sandra Lee Blog

For bedraggled old-world glamour, make orange and pink flowers (like ranunculus and roses) appear to be past their bloom by lightly spraying their edges with metallic paint.

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Dead Tasty

Sandra Lee  |  2014-10-08 10:22:22  |  Sandra Lee Blog

Bake or purchase cupcakes, then frost and place them in festive wrappers.

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Candy Corn Cakes

Sandra Lee  |  2014-10-06 15:15:00  |  Sandra Lee Blog

Bake or purchase cupcakes, frost them with white icing, and place in orange wrappers.

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Black-as-Night Apples

Sandra Lee  |  2014-10-02 17:27:34  |  Sandra Lee Blog

To make these midnight snacks, roll a batch of caramel apples in a mix of black sanding sugar and jimmies.

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Crazy Kebabs

Sandra Lee  |  2014-10-01 14:42:45  |  Sandra Lee Blog

To craft these cuties, coat long skewers with baking spray and press them through soft candies and marshmallows!

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She's Melting

Sandra Lee  |  2014-10-01 10:01:39  |  Sandra Lee Blog

Transform a batch of classic caramel apples into the gooey remains of a witch.

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Fright Stuff

Sandra Lee  |  2014-09-30 12:10:13  |  Sandra Lee Blog

Create a sinister spread of cocktails.

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Jack-o'-lantern Garnish

Sandra Lee  |  2014-09-30 11:51:38  |  Sandra Lee Blog

For jack-o'-lantern garnish, slice a round piece of orange peel, lightly carve features, and scrape off the orange.

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Frozen Fun

Sandra Lee  |  2014-09-29 16:27:34  |  Sandra Lee Blog

Soften 2 quarts of mocha or chocolate ice cream and divide into two large bowls.

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Seasonal Settings

Sandra Lee  |  2014-09-29 16:13:24  |  Sandra Lee Blog

Carve “welcome” into foam core using an X-Acto knife, then paint the sign with acrylics in ochre, brown, and black. 

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Cupcake Cuties

Sandra Lee  |  2014-09-22 13:25:30  |  Sandra Lee Blog

Turn chocolate cupcakes into wise old owls using packaged cookies and candy.

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S’mores Station

Sandra Lee  |  2014-09-15 12:32:40  |  Sandra Lee Blog

Make a s’mores station that does double duty as a centerpiece.

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Autumn Accents

Sandra Lee  |  2014-09-09 14:56:51  |  Sandra Lee Blog

For mushrooms anyone can love, dust meringue cookies with cocoa powder.

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