We all have our favorite time of year. Halloween isn’t for everyone. People either love it as much as I do, or they think it’s creepy how much I actually love it. Either way, It’s my most favorite time to be creative.
Just a bit of Halloween history… It’s said to have begun in the Celtic speaking countries and also believed to have had pagan roots.
The word Halloween dates back to nearly the 1500’s and is of Christian origin meaning “Saints evening”. Without getting into the religious (or shall I say, not so religious) beliefs in the holiday itself, what about the costumes??
Immigrants from Scotland and Ireland brought the holiday to the U.S. where the commercialization of the holiday started in the early 1900’s. Costumes were simple, yet absolutely terrifying then!!! They were initially made to be warn to ward off any bad spirits and ghosts. I’d say it probably worked!!
As with anything, as time moved on, popularity of costumes had begun selling big in stores and just becoming part of Halloween life.
Aside from all of the ghosts and goblins, spooky movies, cozying up on those crisp creepy nights, comes my favorite part of it all… The Halloween party food of course!!!
I’ve always had an obsession with creating fun looking food since I was little. The days well before Pinterest when all we had to look at were food magazines. Getting into social media, I had seen the passion others had as well and I became even more obsessed… Here are some of my much more earlier creations.
Most of the time, any ideas that I get online, I like to add my own original twist to them. I was starting to notice one year people were making princess Barbie birthday cakes. Of course, I had to toss a bloody spin onto mine. This Barbie “Carrie” cake, as in the bloody movie, was a fun one to make for a Halloween party.
Some of my more recent years of fun with food…
A lot of times these can be time consuming, some not so much…
The end results and the reactions of those who see them, are just priceless. I will always continue this fetish I have with food. Why?! Cuz it’s good for the soul, that’s why… Happy Halloween everyone!!!