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Pumpkins and Pork (and brownies!)

The First Annual SKRS Pumpkin and Pork was a success! The neighbors treated us to smoked pork and baked potatoes, and then, we carved pumpkins!!! I should have snapped a picture of the pork, but I didn’t. I was too busy inhaling it. (Thanx Matt and Kelly!)

Pumpkin Guts

 

Who gave Schaef a knife?!

 

Working hard!

Working hard!

 

Also, working hard. Just not with power tools. Or following a pattern.

 

The final product! Look how talented my friends are! I'm not even going to tell you what pumpkin belongs to who, but I will tell you that I tried to carve a sock monkey into my pumpkin.

 

With Halloween just around the corner, I had to make just one more Halloween dessert! I was perusing World Market a few weeks ago and came across a packaged product just like these Rice Krispy Treat Eye Balls. <<Insert FAIL here>> How in the world do you roll RK treats into balls? I don’t understand. Epic fail. So… those balls turned into just clumps of RK treats, covered in white bark and drizzled with frosting. Also, I needed more mallow. My RK treats are heavy on butter. 

My mom had sent me a photo with some super cute Spooky Brownies! I renamed mine Scary Mallow Brownie Monsters! It’s a giant mallow on top of a brownie, smothered in frosting. Cute huh?!

Scary Mallow Brownie Monsters

 

True Story: I was taking the monster’s photo in the kitchen, with bad photo lighting, so I had no other choice than to edit in Photoshop. Note: the monsters look much scarier in the edited photo 🙂

Be careful, the monsters will get you! Rar!

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On the next episode of Amazing Wedding Cakes…

Have you watched that show on WE, Amazing Wedding Cakes? Those cakes are crazy insane, awesome, obviously. Last week Beckey, Kristy and I decided to make our own miniature versions. Beckey whipped out this adorable Mini 3-Tiered Cake Pan set that she found at the Dollar Tree [I just Googled the set and found it for $14.99 here – yikes!]

 

Beckey found this at the Dollar Tree; and it actually works GREAT! Even the frosting syringe! Highly recommended!

Beckey found this at the Dollar Tree; and it actually works GREAT! Even the frosting syringe! Highly recommended!

 

We only had one set of pans, so we had to bake all three cakes separately!

We only had one set of pans, so we had to bake all three cakes separately!

All baked, cooling and ready to decorate

All baked, cooling and ready to decorate

 

We mixed up all kinds of fun colors - teal, brown, orange, yellow, purple, and left some plain white.

We mixed up all kinds of fun colors - teal, brown, orange, yellow, purple, and left some plain white.

Beckeys Masterpiece, complete with Hawaiian dressed Teddy Grahams as cake toppers

Beckey's Masterpiece, complete with Hawaiian dressed Teddy Grahams as cake toppers

 

Kristys Cake. Showoff. The only one of us who has actually taken cake decorating classes.

Kristy's Cake. Showoff. The only one of us who has actually taken cake decorating classes.

And... Aunt Gigis cake. Ill perfect my flowers next time.

And... Aunt Gigi's cake. I'll perfect my flowers next time.

Obviously, next on the list is to make the inside of the cake all pretty before baking – then figure out how to add a filling. You should probly get off the internets now and head to your local Dollar Tree for your own 3 tier mini cake set.