Halloween Desserts
DIY, Lifestyle

Halloween Dessert Table featuring SugarPartiesLA

HAPPY OCTOBER TO ALL MY WITCHY WITCHES! Seriously though, it is my favorite month of the entire year. It’s like my soul pops out of it’s coffin and is ready to party and decorate as soon as the first day hits *insert laughing emoji here*… and I can’t lie, I’ve been cleaning and cooking to the Halloween playlists on Spotify since August… but now it is socially acceptable to flaunt that in every aspect of my life.

So with that being said, I have something fun for you guys today! My sister SugarPartiesLA and I decided to do something festive to celebrate October and get everyone inspired to do something similar for any parties or just cause (which is usually my case!).

In case you don’t know who my sister is let me give you a quick summary of what she does! Her name is Susan and we are seven years apart. SEVEN! But we have been so close our entire lives and I am so excited to be able to work with her creatively. She started SugarPartiesLA by herself all while raising two boys who are two and three years old! (Can we say SUPER MOMMY?) Her aesthetic and creativity is so unbelievable, so when she asked if we should style a table together of course I said YES! I figured my readers would love to be inspired by this, just as much as I get inspired by her work on the daily!

You can find Susan’s website by clicking here to see more of her styling and to read up on her blog. I will be sharing a few of the DIY here and Susan will be sharing her portion on her blog!

Grab a pumpkin spice coffee or something to munch on ladies and gents, because this is going to be a loooooong blog post!
Now, LET’S GET TO IT!

Halloween Desserts

 

SPIDER WEBBED DONUTS

For this, I saved myself some time and bought pre-made donuts from Vons just because we decided to do this project very last minute. Otherwise, you may bake your own donuts following this simple recipe inspired by crunchycreamysweet.com:

Baking Supplies Needed:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable or canola oil

What To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. In a large measuring cup, whisk together buttermilk, egg and oil.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Place the batter in a ziploc bag and close. Snip one corner of the bag.
  7. Pipe the batter out into the prepared pan, filling the donut cavities 2/3 full.
  8. Bake the donuts for 8 to 9 minutes. The bottom of the donuts should be golden brown and the tops should be light.
  9. Cool the donuts in the pan for 10 minutes. Transfer onto a cooling rack.
  10. Cool completely before glazing.

DIY Frosting:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tblspns milk
  • 1/2 tspn vanilla extractIn a small bowl, stir together sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until sugar is completely dissolved then dip the donuts into a bowl with the frosting in a circular motion. 
Onto the fun part… decorating! I did end up making my own actual frosting that I piped through a ziplock bag using a small circular tip. This was very simple and is even easier if you own a KitchenAid mixer. All you do is take roughly 1/2-1 stick of room temperature unsalted butter (depending on how many donuts you’re making, I’m terrible at accurate measurements when it comes to this though as I eyeball it) and about 1 cup-1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar then MIX!

To do so properly, first add the butter alone and let it whip on high until butter appears fluffy in texture. Then, simply add in powdered sugar and turn it on LOW first (it’ll save you from the mess of powdered sugar flying everywhere) then medium to high for a few minutes or until desired texture is formed. That’s it! Add it to a pipping bag or ziplock bag and pipe away!

STEP BY STEP ICING DECOR:

Start from the inner hole of the donut and pipe lines outwards

Begin to create the webs by piping wide “U” shapes to connect to each previous line

Repeat the same process on the outer portion of the donut. If icing gets too runny, refrigerate it for about 10 minutes!

You’re done! You can play up with your creativity by combining different food coloring mixtures for the icing and donut glaze to create some cool contrast and pops of colors!

 

SKULLROONS – Skullified Macaroons!

This is probably the easiest of them all! What you’ll need are:

  • Macaroons
  • Skull Gummies
  • Leftover icing from donuts!

Start off by piping a drop of icing in the center of each macaroon
Simply grab a skull gummy and place it right on top
Set on a garnished plate and enjoy! We served it up next to some Boo chips from Trader Joe’s and teeth gummies! 

Spooky Decor

A majority of all the decor pieces were purchased from the 99 cent store & Dollar Tree! Hard to believe right?! The customized pieces such as spider vinyl for milkshakes, etc and BOO banner can be available for purchase at SugarPartiesLA on ETSY and of course, you can request whatever your heart desires!

Susan from SugarPartiesLA pulled her inspiration to style a pink Halloween because of my dresser that I recently painted as shown on my Instagram stories! I love how soft and simple everything is, but still giving off some eerie and creepy vibes. Truly in love with this styled table. I hope you guys love it as much as we do! *heart eyes emoji!!!!*

 

Thanks for peeking and I hope you are inspired to create something creepy! Be sure to share with us if you do and don’t forget to check Susan’s blog out for details on the rest! <3

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