Monday, 13 October 2014

Eight Halloween Recipes

At last, 'tis the season for baking! It might just be all of the Tumblr and Pinterest recipes popping up, but it's almost Halloween and I just can't help but want to bake ALL the things. Since it would have been selfish to keep these amazing finds to myself, I decided to share them with you. This is just a small selection of recipes for creepy and cute food that might be great to serve at a Halloween party (or every other day of the year, because you know, goths). 

Spiderweb cheesecake - vampire cookies - ghost meringues - dirt pudding - graveyard cake - witches' fingers - jello worms - mummy hot dogs
Spiderweb Cheesecake: The recipe sounds slightly challenging so I'm guessing it's not for beginners but the result is beautiful and, without a doubt, delicious.
Vampire Cookies: For lovers of the undead: these cookies seem quite easy to make and look amazing in their simplicity. What more can you ask for?
Ghost Meringues: These meringues look ridiculously adorable. They also remind me of these similar ghost cupcakes.
Dirt Pudding: Although it might be more of a children's treat, this pudding looks easy to make. Unfortunately ir also sounds unhealthy enough to give anyone a liver crisis. Then again, omnomnom.
Graveyard Cake: This is one of my favourite things to make, ever. Personally I prefer Voltaire's recipe (from his book Paint it Black, I make it almost every year) but there's plenty of other good recipes.
Witches' Fingers: Both the witches' fingers and the mummies look amazing - I'd personally not use pretzels (too salty) but rather some kind of long cookie.
Jello Worms: Not for the faint of heart (or stomach); these jello worms look almost too real. Display on a plate of dirt (crumbled Oreos) for maximum effect.
Mummy Hot Dogs: I made these last year (using vegetarian sausages) and they were a great success. If you're feeling creative, you could even cut the sausages so the mummies have tiny limbs.

Enjoy browsing and baking and be sure to let me know your favourite spooky recipes - I'm always on the lookout.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Outfit: Killstar Witch Hood Dress

I've talked about my new found love for Killstar in one of my previous posts, so it seemed only fair to at least show and review one of their items as well. Please meet my new favourite item of clothing, the witch hood dress.

I just really, really love hoods, okay?
There's no denying it, I adore this dress from its hood down to its enormous, flappy bat sleeves. It has also misproven my statement on how it might be hard to dress like a cultist wearing a short skirt - I have never been more wrong in my life. 

Dress: Killstar
Tights: Lip Service
Shoes: Doc. Martens
Shawl: Zara
Nose-to-ear chain: NosetoEarStudio on Etsy

I'm not going to review it extensively, but I can definitely say that the dress is worth its money (especially if you can get it on sale, like I did). My order arrived very quickly and the packaging was lovely. The first thing I noticed was the dress' label, which amused me so much that I posted about it instantly.
The dress itself is made of a light fabric and is very flattering - I especially love the waistline. As for the sizing, I bought a size M and it fits very comfortably, even though I am more curvy than the models on the Killstar website. I like the combine the dress with my Cthulhu leggings, for ultimate cultisty comfiness.
And just... that hood, guys, that hood.

The dress also goes great with cats
Long story short, chances that I will order from Killstar again are pretty high. But first, time to accumulate some money, somehow...