Today is 1st November and I’ll join in the challenge to Blog Every Day In November, more details on Rosalilium‘s blog. I will blog about things I’m doing as before or on the topics set for the challenge, alternatively.
Yesterday was Halloween. I intended to blog in the morning, but it was an incredible busy time for me. On Thursday I was so busy I couldn’t prepare anything for Halloween. On Friday we’ve been to London for a day, we left home just before 6am and we got back at almost 1am, a 19 hours trip. In London was exciting, we’ve been to Mercedes World, Fan Museum and National Maritime Museum (I’ll make 3 different posts for them), we met a friend and there was a work related thing going on too.
On Saturday morning I baked some bread and cupcakes and I decorated the house while hubby was walking the dog. Then I went for a coffee with Holly, it was lovely to see her and catch up.
Going back to Halloween, after long talks with hubby, we decided to dress as Romans. I had some plans that involved sewing, but I didn’t have the time. So, we had basic costumes, Festus, as a Roman dog, had a costume too.
As for Halloween decorations, it was basic. A bat in the porch, some spooky dolls in one of the bedrooms’ windows and a big spider in the kitchen.
I wanted to make a graveyard cake, as I forgot I bought a coffin baking tray last year on sale after Halloween. So I decided to bake a pumpkin-cake (similar to carrot cake) in the shape of the coffin. On top I made a creme cheese icing with a few drops of black food colouring. To give it a texture, I added some icing sugar, but I didn’t stir too much. The sugar “popped” and made the cake extra spooky, so it was even better in the end.
Halloween was fun, making the costumes, carving the pumpkin, giving treats to kids and eating lots of desserts.