HALLOWEEN, FROM THE DECORATION TO THE PLATE
On October 31, we put the bloody plates in the chipped dishes for a horrific scenography at will. Fake hot dogs topped with cut fingers, bloody Halloween cupcakes decorated with broken glass, jet black chicken drumsticks, the menu is sure to be spooky. But what about the decoration? Good news, some ingredients can also easily turn into decor worthy of the Day of the Dead. Cauliflower, to be placed on the table, can look like a brain by customizing it with a red marker, a pineapple easily replaces a pumpkin in the case of a leafy Jack O’lantern, and coloring black is perfect for transforming seductive love apples into poisonous delicacies, to place as decoration before biting them.
WHAT RECIPE FOR A HALLOWEEN DESSERT?
Dessert is the most suitable dish for the Halloween game. Thanks to red, black, orange food coloring, transparent melted sugar to be broken to suggest broken ice or liquorice rolls to create spider legs, everything is good to turn sweet delicacies into scary treats.
And to be inspired again and again, here is a string of ideas gleaned on Pinterest to reproduce urgently. Thrills guaranteed!
BRAIN IN FORMALIN
We over-validate this mad scientist’s centerpiece that looks like a brain in formalin. How do we do ? Just dip a colorful cauliflower head with a food marker in a vase. And the illusion is perfect.
BROKEN GLASS CUPCAKES
To make his table tremble with fear, we bet on deadly desserts. How do we do ? You just have to customize white chocolate cupcakes with a blackcurrant coulis and pieces of broken sugar plates.
To see dinner in black, on Halloween party night, we follow the diabolical idea of naturally coloring chicken wings in a marinade made from black barbecue sauce and squid ink.
BLACK LOVE APPLE FOR HALLOWEEN
Very evil, the black love apple. Easy to achieve, just cover it with a coat of black caramel shiny like a mirror and deep like a Halloween night. The trick? Color the cooked sugar with black food coloring.
WITCH HAT CUPCAKES
Easy to transform a chocolate cupcake base into a witch hat with a wave of a magic wand! You just need to top your cakes with a little orange or clementine cream, and a mini ice cream cone covered with dark chocolate. We perfect the illusion with a few pieces of liquorice.
To transform into an evil witch, you cut and cook bone-shaped breadsticks that you slip into a potion of your choice (here a butternut soup).
The little ones will be delighted to eat these little sausage mummies right from aperitif time. Wrapped in strings of dough, we also dress them with two slices of olives to make them look black!
To scare our dear darlings, we make a sugar-based icing colored black and we ice it into a basic yogurt cake. To make the illusion perfect, we make paper paws and bring this sweet spider to life with eye buttons.
We love this red velvet cake to share with vampires. A red velvet cake made from raspberries and covered with icing sugar that is smeared with raspberry coulis. To be served of course with a large knife.
JACK O ‘LANTERN PINEAPPLE
We love the idea of twisting a pumpkin against a pineapple for a Jack O’lantern more modern than ever with his crest on his head.
HORROR HOT DOG
Want to bite a finger? Easy, just cut a notch in the top of a sausage to suggest a fingernail and slide it into a long bun with a little ketchup to suggest blood. We believe in it, don’t we?
To draw blood and receive around a diabolical table, we put grenadine syrup in syringes that we serve directly in glasses of water. You had to think about it! Dracula had better watch out!
HALLOWEEN GHOST MERINGUES
Well seen the idea of giving life to small meringues with chocolate chips instead of eyes.
Turning coconut balls into little googly eyes with Skittles or Smarties, and a food marker for Halloween, is a monstrous idea, easy to do.
HALLOWEEN LICORICE MACAROON SPIDERS
One would think alive these cute little macaroon spiders dressed in velvety liquorice legs and sugar paste eyes.
To make your Halloween party a success as soon as you get out of bed, we offer Jack O’Lantern-style pancakes with two kinds of pasta, the first flavored with pumpkin and spices, and the second with cocoa.
BLOODY EYE FOR HALLOWEEN
Worthy of a horror movie, this terrifying but delicious vanilla panna cotta covered with a slice of kiwi is sure to keep your eyes off the night.
For spooky burgers, a Jack O’Lantern cookie cutter is used to cut slices of cheese that are melted on the grill.