Halloween kitchen utensils range from delightfully disgusting to creepy-cute. With so many scary bakery utensils and serving pieces for a perfect Halloween party, you're officially left with no excuses not to get festive this fall.
Halloween celebrations should be irresistibly haunting and undeniably delicious, but that's not it only on decorations and recipes for scary biscuits, demonic apples, and blood-red punch. To create the perfect ambiance, your food and drink needs a fossilized presentation, including blood clot barware and serving accessories.
Keep reading to find our favorite Halloween tools and party items to help you make your nastiest nibbles and tricky treats and then stylishly serve them to your guests.
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This Spirit Board-inspired serving tray is the perfect vehicle for cupcakes, biscuits or edible body parts (if you have difficulty making a selection, you can buy a trio of brain, heart and severed hand shapes, which gives the term finger food a new meaning). ,
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A cheese plate is always welcome and you can choose one with bright orange cheddar, purple-black fresh figs and grapes, bone-thin breadsticks, rosy meat folds (in the form of ham and other charcuterie), olive eyeballs and ruby reds fruit compote. Then let the guests prepare the desired delicacies with these enchanting witches brooms.
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If you prepare something more substantial – for example, butternut squash soup or a witch's brew of chili – there is no better vessel to bring it out than in a gourd-shaped cocotte, whether classic burnt orange or kettle black. Even if you do not cook, you can use it as a punch bowl (in this case we are just part of this recipe for the Halloween punch of Smoking Swamp) or even a few mini-versions to serve.
Shots are fired directly onto your head – twice as you pour them into those scary glass skulls. But serve flaming shots at your own risk.
If you want to give your guests a good whiskey, cognac, vodka or rum, there's no better place to decant it on Christmas Eve than this creepy-cool glass skull – what a product year round to be honest.
Maybe you have more of a cocktail crew in your hands. Then you should consider these highball skeleton glasses for your vodka and blood orange juice screwdrivers.
This great old glass skull is the perfect place to stash your pumpkin beers, hard soda or white wines over ice. You can also fill it with funny sweets or serve a blood red punch. (You may need to lift something and go fishing to get the last drop.)
Bake the haunted house of your darkest dreams. The Bundt pan of the haunted house by Nordic Ware has a volume of ten cups, so it feeds many of your visiting vampires, zombies and fiends. (However, if you prefer a haunted castle, you can use the turreted Bundt pan with numerous walls and hollows to populate edible evil creatures.) In both cases, decorating is certainly a shout.
Live your full Dia de los Muertos fantasy. And with the Mexican "Day of the Dead" 2019 overlapping directly with American Halloween, it's the perfect year to break that funny shape and decorate some colorful, coco-inspired cookies.
Use your head. The large Skull Cake Mold by Nordic Ware makes for a happy (hey, it smiles) sight. If you prefer to serve cakes rather than big ones, those little molds must be the heads of shrunken heads. This lemon pound cake makes clean white skulls of every size. Add white food coloring to the mixture and lighten the sweet bones of the dead – or apply a white chocolate glaze as soon as the cake cools. For extra-large Halloween size, use frosting patches to stick on trimmed-up scribbled liquorice cords.
To prove that the skull is empty, place it next to a brain: Opaque pink jello is an ideal brain food. However, if you want to keep it accurate (and somehow even more disgusting), choose something gray.
This article was originally written by Seanan Forbes for Chowhound.