Pie may be the front runner on the Thanksgiving pastries front, but everyone enjoys a good slice of cake once in a while too, especially with homemade frosting! We can’t just use ordinary vanilla for the upcoming holidays–how about some pumpkin spice cream cheese frosting!
Pumpkin has garnered a lot of attention the past few years (we have to thank Starbucks for that and their super popular Pumpkin Spice Latte!), so we definitely want to incorporate a little pumpkin in our dessert. If a whole pumpkin cake is a little too much for you, this quick and easy pumpkin spice cream cheese frosting is sure to hit the spot!
- 1/4 cup puree pumpkin (canned or fresh)
- 1 pack of 8oz cream cheese (left out and softened at room temperature)
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tbs orange juice
- half stick of butter (no salt)
- 1/2 tsp natural vanilla extract
- cinnamon to taste (around 1 -2 tsp, or until desired spice)
Blend all ingredients (except cinnamon) with a whisk or electric mixer. Smooth out any lumps with a spoon, and keep blending until it reaches a smooth consistency. Sprinkle on the cinnamon and mix to taste. Or you can sprinkle it on top as decorations.
Ways to decorate your cakes and cupcakes with the frosting:
- smooth on with spatula
- pipe designs on with a piping bag and tips
- add nonpareils, sprinkles, or cinnamon, or chocolate chips
- put 2 colors of frosting into a piping bag to make a swirly color design
This recipe is quick and easy, but feels homemade and cozy to enjoy! Pumpkin spice is so popular for the Fall season, and we think its great that it’s making it’s mark just in time for the holidays! Do you enjoy the pumpkin spice trend? Let us know below!
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Since Halloween is on a Wednesday this year, all the kids will be excited to spend the holiday with their classmates. Send the kids to school with their Halloween costumes, and sneak in a surprise for lunch! Instead of a sandwich, why not create a spooky bento box for your kids to bring to school.
Bento is known as a home packed meal in the Japanese culture, and it has turned into an art form. Each bento box is carefully crafted to go above and beyond regular packed lunch, with cute characters and fun food designs.
In today’s post, we are featuring some spooky themed bento boxes, pefect for a Halloween lunch! Your kids will definitely be pleasantly surprised if they find one of these in their lunch pail!
From Lian Mama
Turn half a bagel into a haunted house, and complete with cheese skulls!
Create a spooky cat with bread and a cookie cutter!
From Kawaii Kokkoii Sugoi
Sausages make spooky fingers!
From The World According to Egg Face
Add a little chocolate cake worm dessert to complete the lunch!
Have you created a bento box before? Did you enjoy making and eating it? Let us know in the comments below! We think this is also a great idea for kids who are picky eaters. It disguises healthy foods into things that kids would willingly eat.
Not to mention, this would be a great Halloween treat instead of sending your kids to school with candy! Kids and adults can work together to make a healthy and cute meal together!
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Last year, we posted about some of our favorite Halloween themed candy apples (check out the post here), and we have definitely found a few more that we think we should share for this Halloween. Candy apples make such great canvases for food art. Not only are they yummy to eat, they are also fun to decorate!
In today’s post, we’re going to share with everyone even MORE Halloween themed candy apples that we found from the internet. If you liked last year’s post, you’ll definitely enjoy this one!
From Amy Sue’s Tasty Bites
All of these look delicious! We love the Frankenstein one because it’s so cute! Which one is your favorite? Share with us in the comments below! Also, if you make Halloween themed candy apples too, leave us a comment/picture!
For more information, please click the image to be lead back to the source.
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Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party for your neighborhood, or preparing for a small family Halloween dinner with the kids, Halloween themed foods is a must-have! With so many spooky treats and foods out there, it’s definitely hard to pick one that appeals to adults and kids.
I think we can all agree that almost everyone enjoys pizza one way or another, right? In today’s blog post, we’re going to share with everyone some fun Halloween themed pizza from the internet! Some may be spooky, some may be cute, but they are all equally delicious!
From Taste of Home
From TabbyCakes on Squidoo
From Chef Mom: She Knows
From Arkansas Online
From Ingredients Inc
Aren’t you hungry just looking at the pictures? We definitely are (might even make a little detour to grab some pizza on the way home)!
Are you going to try any of these Halloween pizza ideas? Let us know in the comments below! For more information on each pizza, click the picture to reach the direct link!
Halloween is here in less than two weeks! Are you ready? We are!
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