This year, I had decided to post something at least for one of the American festivals. Even though the lighting around my house, painfully reminds me of Diwali(which is just round the corner), and I terribly miss being at home in India. Although I could almost feel the fireworks of Diwali, I am just trying to enjoy the festivities of Halloween. All my colleagues seem to be so excited about it. So I thought of making something on this occasion just for my readers.
Last year is when I came to know about Halloween. I didn’t know it was so popular. I still remember the days when we saw all the festivities going around us. One of our friends explained the significance of this and about “trick or treat“. Then I read about it in all the different food blogs (my first stop was of course at my favorite blog).
So this year, I thought I would make something for Halloween. I initially started with an idea of some cake with white ghosts – something similar to “Chandamama” bhooths. Did I say I was crazy about Chandamama while growing up? But I was always scared about the white bhooths(ghosts) pictures. I would never read the first page of Vikram-Betaal. I would flip that page as fast as I could. But now when I wanted to have ghosts on my cake, they were the first things that came to my mind.
I wanted to make these ghosts with Colorflow icing and stick them to cake like I had created birds in this cake. But I was feeling so lazy to mix this icing, I decided to give up the idea. But then I decided to make the bhooths just with normal icing with white color. I asked my husband (who is a huge fan of Chandamama) to draw few of these on a paper so that I could copy them on cake. Following was the outline he drew for me.
This is a pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting sent to me by Deepa Raj last year.