Ugh. Where does the time go? I can’t believe how long it’s been since my last entry. I knew that I was busy, but not this busy! To give you just a really brief update on my life, I started a new job (yay), so I’m still trying to figure out my whole work/life/baking time balance.
For example, it’s been forever since I’ve baked a cake. And people are starting to notice. 😐 For my neighbor’s Halloween party I really wanted to make a showstopping Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) sugar skull cake, but when I finally made it to the store to pick up a skull-shaped cake pan, they were all gone. Story of my life. And since I knew I wouldn’t have time to make it to the store again before the party, I decided to try to come up with something right there on the spot.
So may I present to you, demon bark!
And yes, I know that I’m cutting it close here. After all, it’s Halloween at this very minute. You’re probably going to jump into your costume in a couple of hours. If you’re going to a party, you probably think your 10 bags of miniature candy bars will make a good impression. But no, they won’t. Not when you can do this is less than an hour.
YES, THERE IS STILL TIME.
(Humor me, at least.)
I got my inspiration from this adorable ghost bark that I saw on Pinterest. But instead of ghosts, I went with DEMONS. Demons with green eyes and pointy little horns. Spooky, yes!
Here’s how easy it was:
I started by melting purple candy melts and spreading them over foil on half of a cookie sheet (ignore the other half, I’ll get to that later!)
Then I added some teaspoon sized dollops of black candy melts (it helps if you melt both colors at the same time).
Using a skewer, I added the horns and a little tail to each dollop (wipe the end on a towel after each swipe).
Then place a couple of small candies for the eyes. I happened to have some round green sprinkles on hand, but red would look delightfully devilish too.
Then press in any other decorations. I kept it simple with candy corn and some more sprinkles. That’s it! Put it in the freezer for 20 minutes, chop it up with a sharp knife, throw it in a spooky bowl, then serve.
Here is the bark I made for the other side of the cookie sheet. Black candy melts with Halloween sprinkles.
So there you have it! I love the way the purple and the black contrast with each other. And now I miss Prince. lol. Hopefully, this extremely last minute (have I mentioned that yet?) Halloween treat is just what you needed! If not, I guess there is always next year.
Until next time!