You guys all know how much I LOVEEEE Halloween… Right?!

I wish we could celebrate it every day…hahah! :P

Anyways, I have decided that it’s time to OFFICIALLY start sharing Halloween treats… YAY!

But, before I start posting all of my new recipes and tutorials, I wanted to share some of my FAVORITE spooky treats from the last few years…Enjoy! :D

Sprinkly Rolo chocolate monsters

halloween rolo chocolate monsters

Candy corn flower cookies

candy corn flower cookies

Spooky pudding cups

halloween spooky pudding cups

Dracula cookies

dracula cookies

Halloween Twizzler cake

halloween twizzler cake

Rolo chocolate spiders

halloween rolo spiders

Candy corn s’mores

candy corn smores

Frankenstein cookies

frankenstein cookies

Cupcakes with chocolate spiderweb and tiny chocolate spiders

Halloween cupcakes with chocolate spiderweb

One-eyed spider donettes

one eyed spider donettes

Frankenstein and Jack O’Lantern marshmallow pop cupcakes

halloween marshmallow pop cupcakes

Cake with Oreo spiders and Twizzler spiderweb

oreo spiders and twizzler spider web cake

Orange fish scale cake

halloween orange fish scale cake

Spooky eyeball candies

spooky eyeball candies

Cute and sprinkly spider cookies

sprinkly spider cookies

Spooky glove treat bags

halloween glove treat bags

And if ALL of these spooky treats aren’t enough for you, then check out this roundup of Halloween treats from some of my favorite bloggers! :)

Some of these are SWEET and some are SAVORY but they are all totally spook-alicious! ;)

30 halloween cakes and cupcakes and cookies

Well, that’s all for today.

Until next time, tata my lovelies :)

Cake decorators have DIFFERENT preferences when it comes to decorating cakes.

Some prefer decorating with buttercream and others work magic with marshmallow fondant and modeling chocolate.

I like to work with ALL mediums coz it allows me to to think outside the box and get CREATIVE with my cake designs.

I LOVE using CHOCOLATE for cake decorating.

Here is a Fall/Autumn themed cake with a chocolate tree cake topper.

I did a video tutorial for making these chocolate trees at Cake Journal.

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They are really EASY to make but they are FRAGILE.

So, make EXTRAS and also be very GENTLE, when handling them.

You can make big chocolate trees to decorate cakes and smaller ones to decorate cupcakes.

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Here are some MORE details of this cake:

– This is a mini crazy wacky depression chocolate cake (No eggs, No butter and No milk!)
– It’s filled and frosted in chocolate buttercream icing.
– I also sprinkled crushed graham crackers all over the cake.

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Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked this chocolate tree tutorial, you may also like some of these other Fall/Autumn themed chocolate treats I have made in the past:

3 ingredient chocolate leaves
An easy recipe for homemade chocolate that can me molded into the shape of leaves.

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Chocolate leaves cake
An easy tutorial showing you how to use real leaves to make these edible leaves.

chocolate leaves cake

Chocolate dipped apple cake topper
A simple way to jazz up a cake is using a chocolate dipped apple plus there’s a tutorial for decorating cakes with just a FORK!

chocolate dipped apple cake topper

Until next time, tata my lovelies :)

Did you guys know that starting today, it’s officially the beginning of FALL!

Summer just whizzed by but I am NOT sad at all coz I like Fall…

Not as much as Summer but I still like it! heheh.

It’s such a BEAUTIFUL time, as we find ourselves surrounded by COLORFUL leaves and the COOL Autumn breeze :)

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Using those leaves as INSPIRATION, I decided to make these chocolate leaves to celebrate the beginning of Fall!

Plus, I was really in the mood to indulge in some chocolatey goodness ;)

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My mom makes these chocolates ALL the time but she makes them as bars.

I used her recipe BUT made them in the shape of leaves, using a leaf-shaped mold from CK.

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Honestly, these chocolates are super EASY to make and only take about 10 minutes to put together.

They are also dairy free, soy free and egg free!

And you only need THREE ingredients! Yes… ONLY THREE!!! :D

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To make this homemade chocolate, you will need the following ingredients:

1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup agave or honey

Note 1:
Based on your preference, adjust the level of sweetness by adding more or less agave or honey.

Note 2:
You can jazz up these chocolates by adding some optional ingredients like these:
1-2 tbsp chopped nuts of your choice
1-2 tbsp shredded coconut to make this a more chewy chocolate
1/2 tsp finely chopped orange rinds
Pinch of sea salt scattered on top of the chocolates

And there are the steps:

Step 1:
In a mixing bowl, add melted coconut oil,  agave or honey (whichever you prefer), cocoa powder and any additional ingredients you like such as nuts, shredded coconut e.t.c.

Step 2:
Mix everything for 4-5 minutes until everything is thoroughly blended.

Step 3:
Use a spoon to pour this mixture in a leaf mold.

Step 4:
Place your mold in the freezer for about 30 minutes and then, remove the chocolate leaves from the mold.

Step 5:
Now, start eating ;)
If you have leftover chocolates, make sure to store them in the fridge because coconut oil becomes liquid at room temperature. So, your chocolates will melt.

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If you liked these chocolate leaves, you might also like another tutorial for making chocolate leaves.

These are THINNER than the chocolate leaves I just showed you.

But, they are also really easy to make and great for decorating cakes and cupcakes.

how to make chocolate leaves

Anyways, I have some GREAT news now…

A group of us, bloggers have gotten together to host a Kitchenaid mixer giveaway!

And the winner gets to choose the color! Yay! :D

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This is our way of welcoming Fall and most importantly, it’s our way of thanking all of YOU… our lovely readers.

Your comments, emails and social media shares ENCOURAGE us to continue sharing our recipes and tutorials!

So, THANK YOU… from the bottom of our hearts! :)

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