Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Here are some pictures of the tombstone cupcakes I made for our Halloween party on Saturday. First I used chocolate frosting to write RIP on Milano cookies.

Then I used a cupcake plunger to scoop out the middle of the cupcake.

I filled each cupcake with a scoop of cherry pie filling.

And then I put the piece of cake back on top, with one end sliced off for where the cookie will go. 

I put a spiral of chocolate frosting on top, then smoothed it out with a knife. I stuck in the cookie, then sprinkled crushed Oreos on top for mounds of dirt! Here are some finished cupcakes in my new spiderweb cupcake stand.

For the party, we created two haunted rooms. The first one using my dress form, costume, pumpkin head, and a wig to create a scary pumpkin lady. For my sewing room, Alan taped up all of our painting tarps and on the table he placed saws, duct tape, bleach, a "bloody" rag, and a mask. 
With the lights dimmed at night, they were very spooky!

Here is a picture of our dining room table. I bought a piece of lace from Joann Fabrics with skulls for the table cloth, used all of our candle holders, and spray painted some leaves silver. 

We had lots of fun this Halloween. I hope you did too! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Another finished costume!

After my last post about making Alan's costume for the Renaissance Faire, I had made the shirt, but I still needed to finish the pants and make his doublet. Here is a close up of the fabric for the doublet:

And here are some pictures of it all finished:

Here we are ready to go to the Renaissance Faire. 

While we were there, we overheard people saying we looked nice together and several people wanted to take our picture. We had a lot of fun!