Sweet treats are part and parcel of the Halloween season.
We bring you a selection of Halloween cakes and treats to make the celebrations even more special and enjoyable.
Are you planning a party? Or you just would like a few treats for the whole family (since the kids will get a bag full of sweets!) or perhaps you were considering to bake something yourself?
Whether you’re looking to buy or make from scratch, we’ve got you covered!
Warning: This will make your mouth water!
Based in Clondalkin, Candlewood Bakery specialises in allergy friendly baking. Their products can be made suitable for most dietary restrictions. Eibhlín from the Candlewood Bakery is a parent of a child with allergies so she knows how difficult it is to find allergy friendly and at the same time tasty treats.
The Candlewood Bakery offers tasty, allergy friendly and beautiful Halloween treats.
The Halloween Treat Boxes have just been released; they come in different flavours and sizes. You can choose from chocolate, vanilla and pumpkin spice cupcakes, rocky road bites and gingerbread latté whirls.
Orders can be made via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by Phone at 086 055 3170
Mardi Confectionery is a little local secret …. the baking wizardry takes place in Deansgrange where teams of imps and goblins bake spine-chilling treats by hand!
This Halloween season Mardi Confectionery has very special products on offer:
- Mardi’s Chocolate Orange Drip Cake:
Devilishly delicious chocolate layer cake, topped with orange buttercream and a chocolate drip. Boo…. one bite and its gone!
10″/large option: serves 14/16 portions approx.
7″/small option : serves 6/8 portions approx.
- Mardi’s Spookily Good Cupcakes:
Lemon, Chocolate and Toffee cupcakes topped with a light buttercream whip and finished with a selection of spooky creatures.
Sold and boxed by the dozen.
Orders can be made via email: email@example.com or by Phone at 01 2892202
As the name suggest these are our cupcake experts. All their cakes and cupcakes are made with Irish butter, free range eggs, natural colourings and flavourings.
The Cupcake Box Sets are available in 6 or 12 with different flavours and frosting options delivered to your door. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will find a solution.
Orders can be made online: https://johnniecupcakes.ie/collections/halloween-cakes
Manings Bakery are experts in occasion cakes and confectionary.
Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat….give me something nice to eat! This cake would be a super cool attraction at any Hallowe’en themed party. It comes with 16 cupcakes with a mix of your favourite scary characters on them. You’re only problem might be figuring out WITCH one to choose from….
Orders can be made online: https://www.manningsbakeryshops.ie/shop/halloween/halloween-cake-cupcakes/
Miller Cake Studio makes beautifully handcrafted wedding cake, cupcakes, sweets treats which are full of flavour.
They have a stunning selection of cupcakes.
You can visit the Miller Cake Studio cake shop which is located at Marlay Park Courtyard or order via email: email@example.com or phone: 085 145 0756
Pumpkin Cake made by DublinKids
Here at DublinKids we were very brave and made our own Halloween-themed cake.
While looking for pumpkin patches, we also found this beautiful recipe at Scalp Wood Nurseries.
Great recipe for a delicious pumpkin cake – thank you for sharing, Scalp Wood Nurseries!
Halloween treats recipes
We also found this great Irish Times article – Witch pickings: Halloween treats to bake with the kids
If you’re into baking, you will love it!
Below we included the two recipes which we liked the most, but if you follow the link above, you will find more.
1.SKELETON GINGERBREAD COOKIES
75g brown sugar
1tsp ground ginger
½tsp ground cinnamon
½tsp mixed spice
1 egg yolk
50g golden syrup
250g plain flour
½tsp bread soda
200g icing sugar
Melted dark chocolate
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar, add the golden syrup and egg yolk and mix.
To this add the flour, spices and bread soda. Mix.
You will need to add a small amount of water to help bind.
Once a dough is formed, wrap and chill.
Preheat your oven to 170 degrees.
Line two trays with parchment and set aside.
On a floured surface, knead and roll the gingerbread dough and, using a gingerbread man cookie cutter, cut out the cookies and place on the tray.
This goes into the oven to bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
Remove and cool.
To decorate, simply add a small amount of water to the icing sugar to create a thick paste, place this in a piping bag and pipe a skeleton design on the cooled cookies.
For added detail you can pipe on eyes and so on using dark chocolate.
To ensure the gingerbread keeps its shape, you can chill again before baking.
2. WITCH’S FINGERS BISCUITS
Makes 30 fingers
125g icing sugar
1tsp peppermint extract
350g plain flour
1tsp baking powder
30 whole almonds
¼tsp green food-colouring paste
In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, icing sugar, egg, peppermint extract (if you don’t have peppermint, you can use vanilla) and green food colouring.
Add the flour, baking powder and salt.
Mix until a dough is formed.
Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 160 degrees.
Once rested, divide the dough into 30 pieces and roll into finger-shaped biscuits.
Press an almond into the end of the biscuits to give the appearance of a nail.
Squeeze biscuit near the tip and again near the centre of each to give the impression of knuckles. You can also cut into the dough with a sharp knife at the same points to help give a more finger-like appearance. Arrange the shaped biscuits on the lined baking trays.
Place in a preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes.
Once baked and cooled, remove the almond and squeeze a small amount of strawberry jam into the cavity and replace the almond.
Try and use food-colouring paste rather than liquid as the colour pay-off is better.
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