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Ghoulish Goodies: Creature Feature Cupcakes, Monster Eyeballs, Bat Wings, Funny Bones, Witches' Knuckles, and Much More!

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Eat, drink, and enjoy the creepy yuckiness of Monster Eyeballs, Chocolate Spider Clusters, Buried Alive Cupcakes, and Screaming Red Punch. In her colorful collection of frightful foods, Sharon Parrish Bowers shares the fun of baking, decorating, and indulging in delicious treats that celebrate witches and jack o' lanterns, ghosts and graveyards.

Everyone loves Halloween. It's a holiday that is pure fun and childish joy, an excuse to dress up and eat treats. Packaged candy may be...

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Overview

Eat, drink, and enjoy the creepy yuckiness of Monster Eyeballs, Chocolate Spider Clusters, Buried Alive Cupcakes, and Screaming Red Punch. In her colorful collection of frightful foods, Sharon Parrish Bowers shares the fun of baking, decorating, and indulging in delicious treats that celebrate witches and jack o' lanterns, ghosts and graveyards.

Everyone loves Halloween. It's a holiday that is pure fun and childish joy, an excuse to dress up and eat treats. Packaged candy may be the common reward for trick-or-treating, but plates of Spiderweb Cookies or big bowls of Sticks and Stones Caramel Corn are perfect contributions to school Halloween events, tailgating parties, neighborhood open houses, adult costume parties, and even afternoon play dates. It's difficult to imagine an autumn gathering that wouldn't be even more fun with ghoulish goodies to share.

These frightful treats are not just for October, though. A birthday party for a nine-year-old or a scary movie sleepover for teenagers practically demands an I'Scream Cake or Spidery Cupcakes. And Chocolate-Chip Pumpkin Bars with Orange Glaze would be welcome at an office coffee break or an afternoon tea party.

Baking from Ghoulish Goodies is a wonderful way to celebrate the change of seasons and the pleasure of working with kids in the kitchen. Baking cupcakes and making fudge are great activities for autumn afternoons, when the weather turns cool and the kids are underfoot after school. Put them to work stirring, decorating, and scraping pumpkin seeds. These are recipes that parents and kids can have fun making together. And the entire family will enjoy eating a warm Choco-Bat Cookie for dessert.

Watch the author create Funny Bones featured in the book. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aGMe1VwBbA 

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Editorial Reviews

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"Perfect for Halloween and beyond, this conveniently organized, well-illustrated cookbook is sure to be a crowd-pleaser."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603421461
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 7/15/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 970,827
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Bowers is the author of Ghoulish Goodies and Candy Construction. She has also been a producer at the Food Network's website, where she created many easy and stylish kid-friendly recipes for holidays and other special occasions.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    Halloween Fun!

    Ghoulish Goodies is a cookbook with Halloween themed foods, each with a spooky names. Sharon Bowers tells how she has always encouraged a love of Halloween in her children and tries to "recreate the carefree Halloween" of her youth, with fun food ideas being the focal point of the holiday. Ghoulish Goodies has lots of creepily fun illustrations and stunning photos throughout that help to set a ideal Halloween feel. There are recipes for sweets and foods that are ideal for a Halloween supper or party. Some of the yummy sweets are Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Fudge, Orange Popcorn Balls, and Swirled Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies. I loved how she made the Glowing Jack O'Lantern cookies by using crushed hard candy like the popular stained glass cookies from Christmas time. The Whistling Past the Graveyard Cake has adorable little marshmallow ghosts peeking out from behind cookie tombstones and candy pumpkins. The party and supper food in Ghoulish Goodies has lots of themed suggestions, like the Candy Corn Pizza (with orange and white cheese), Ghostly Mashed Potatoes and Haunted Shepherd's Pie. There are also useful side tips on things like rolling marzipan, how to make a perfect spiderweb on your cakes or cookies, or how to make your own pumpkin pie spice. There are a few spooky treats, but most of the ideas in Ghoulish Goodies are just lots of Halloween fun!

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  • Posted December 12, 2009

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    my mom and my nieces and nephews had a great time with the receipes inside

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  • Posted November 18, 2009

    frightfully good

    I found some of the recipes to require some previous baking skills but overall the book is quite good. It is filled with all kinds of recipes to make a Halloween party a success. I made the eyeball cupcakes and they were a hit at my church bake sale.

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  • Posted November 1, 2009

    Great Ghoulish Goodies Galore

    My three kids (10,8 and 5) and I all loved making Spiderweb Sugar Cookies and Funny Bones together. The creations were delicious. The Ghoul-Aid was perfect for the 5th grade class party. We won't be able to wait until next Halloween to open up this book. I will be thinking of other spooky occasions throughout the year and using the ideas all Fall. We have tried 4 of the recipes and the kids can't wait to try lots more. Practical? No. Entertaining and Easy? Yes.

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