Pinky Pops-Halloween Fun

Here is a tiny post, it has been a long weekend already, school parties, parades, baking and overall Halloween festivities.
We made these quickly with what we had in the house and they turned out very cute.
To make these:
Use mini hot dogs or Little Smokies
Make three slits for the knuckle and boil until they open up.
Use yellow peppers for the fingernails, make a slit in the hot dog and insert the "nail."
Add ketchup for blood.

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Totally Disgusting!

This is pretty gross, I know but isn't Halloween the time for all things disgusting? This cake has become a Halloween tradition in our house, but we usually take it to a party. What makes this cake even more over the top is that it is served in a real cat box complete with a scoop!

I don't even remember where the recipe came from, I just know that it is always a hit!
If you don't want to invest in the kitty litter box use a foil pan it will look just as good, and just as disgusting. Don't forget to Serve with the pooper scooper for a super gross Halloween dessert.

Kitty Litter Cake


1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix

1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix

2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix

1 (12 ounce) package vanilla sandwich cookies

3 drops green food coloring

1 (12 ounce) package Tootsie™ rolls


Prepare cake mixes and bake according to package directions (any size pan).

Prepare pudding according to package directions and chill until ready to assemble.

Crumble sandwich cookies in small batches in a food processor, scraping often. Set aside all but 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup add a few drops of green food coloring and mix.

When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with 1/2 of the remaining cookie crumbs, and the chilled pudding. You probably won't need all of the pudding, you want the cake to be just moist, not soggy.

Put cake mixture into well cleaned new litter box.

Put half of the unwrapped tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until softened. Heat 3 or 4 of the Tootsie™ rolls in the microwave until almost melted. (about 10 secoonds) Shape the ends so that they are no longer blunt, and curve the tootsie rolls slightly. Bury Tootsie™ poops randomly in the cake and sprinkle with half of the remaining cookie crumbs. Sprinkle a small amount of the green colored cookie crumbs lightly over the top.

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Going Batty

Halloween comes so fast, like a speeding train heading right for you with all the winter holiday cars trailing behind. Make a costume, buy a costume, plan a party, RSVP, buy candy, it is all a little much.

We do LOVE this holiday even though it seems like a lot of work. It comes and goes so fast and we like to start early squeezing every last drop of black and orange out of October. Start early, don't miss the train and have fun along the way!

For these free form cupcakes we made very ugly face cakes. We decided to make the ugliest frosting colors we could. We made a Frankenstein green and an Graveyard gray. To decorate I gave the kids sugar eyes from the cake supply store. Some ended up with one eye and some with three!
To make the tongue and ears we worked Starburst candy until it was soft and shaped them to our liking. If you are in a rush, preorder unfrosted cupcakes from your grocery store to save time.
Let your imagination go, use up all the old candy you have to make room for the new stuff.
I can assure you there will be more spooky Halloween posts to come.

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