Happy Halloween, everyone!
I hope you have a super fun costume planned for trick or treating tonight! I don’t think I could ever top my costume from last year:
But I found a creative way to dress up as a recognizable character AND stay warm-ish while surviving the cold San Franciscan nights. I dressed up as the fictional Polynesian goddess of life, Te Fiti, from Moana.
In the movie she has long, mossy sleeves on her earthen dress and I knew I could make that into a cozy costume. My Man Candy™ suggested that I make the costume reversible and make the flip side Te Ka, Te Fiti’s alter-ego full of rage and lava.
While that would have undoubtedly have been a warmer choice, I only had 4 days to pull this costume together as it was, so I stuck with a boring, non-reversible costume.
However, it was a great evening of relaxing with some friends while snacking and having a few drinks and great conversation.
I also got to debut this amazing cake:
My final Harry Potter themed cake for the month of October, here in all of her glory. This cake is a beautiful representation of all of the Houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter series. Each of the macarons colors represents one the school houses, and I came up with some interesting fillings to correspond with each.
Gryffindor - Red & Gold: raspberry jam and Nutella filling with gold leaf decor
Slytherin - Green & Silver: pistachio macaron with silver leaf decor
Ravenclaw - Blue & Bronze: Cookie Butter with bronze coated rock candy
Hufflepuff - Yellow & Black - chocolate ganache & salted honeycomb with a honeycomb stamp
I truly love this new flavor for Hufflepuff. The salted honeycomb with chocolate ganache is so delicious that I couldn’t stop “taste testing” them and was worried that I might not have enough to put on the cake. Fortunately my cake wasn’t very tall and the macarons took up a lot of real estate so I didn’t need very many to complete this design.
I think my favorite thing about this cake is that sometimes I’ll come across people who don’t really like cake, or have qualms about cutting into a cake that’s too pretty (I’m so flattered when they say that, but I also want them to eat the cake!) but because this cake was decorated with detachable dessert pieces with new flavors that they wanted to try, my non-cake eaters and “I don’t want to cut the cake” friends were still able to pull pieces off the cake to enjoy.
What do you think about this cake design and the new macarons flavors? Should I add them to my menu? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
Happy eating, y’all!
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