Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Teacake Ghosts and Spiders

 Oooooh - you didn't really think I was done, did you?
Here are some real treats to give out this Halloween.  I'm slightly updating my ghost teacakes from a couple of years ago and adding spiders to the mix.  Don't eat them all yourself, now.

These are easily made and can be the perfect party treat for your trick-or-treaters.
Here's how they are made.

Spider Teacakes:
Chocolate Sticks/fingers/Twiglets
Black Icing

Simply take your teacake and either using a skewer or handle end of a small spoon, create two lines, opposite sides of the teacake that will allow your chocolate sticks to be placed inside the teacake.
Break your chocolate sticks/fingers into eight small legs and fix them in place:
...and then add two small dots of black icing for eyes:
Alternatively, you can attach the legs using icing or melted chocolate!

Ghost Teacakes:
White Chocolate
Black Icing

Melt some white chocolate in the microwave and stir to help loose some of the heat - keep stirring until the chocolate has cooled but is still of a runny consistency [this will prevent the chocolate from melting the teacake!].  With the back of a spoon, coat the top of the teacake with the chocolate:
Leave to dry [or pop in the fridge to help speed things up], before adding a second layer - allow the chocolate to run down the sides and create a PAC-man style skirt at the bottom of the teacake:
...smooth the sides and top if required and leave to set fully before adding two small black icing eyes:

A mixture of cute and spook for Halloween.
Here's hoping you don't get any trick-or-treaters and get to eat them all yourself!
More teacake crazy for Halloween here and for Crimbo here and here.
see you next time x


  1. I love these so much - easy to do with the kids and look so fabulous! Genius idea! ♡

  2. These are so cute! I'm not sure I could eat these just because of that, haha.


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