Friday, October 31, 2014

Dreadful Edibles and other ScaryTreats

Happy Halloween, my sweets! Yay! I finally got the last of my coffin boxes tied up in twine and now I'm ready to enjoy an evening of haunting....Muahahaha!
Been wanting to make coffin boxes for Halloween for the longest time, ever since I saw the ones made up by Kelli over at Squishy-Cute Designs. She shares a free printable template for her coffin boxes on her blog together with some instructions on how she cut her brownies to fit into the boxes. But since I wanted to use my Silhouette Cameo to cut my boxes, I chose to use the free svg template created and shared by Bird of Bird's Cards. For my brownies, I used a neat Wilton's shaped dessert shell pan which bakes up 6 coffin shaped brownies at a time. It's a good thing I started experimenting with this early because I soon learned that not all coffins are created equal...I had to do some re-shaping and re-sizing on the original template so my coffin brownies would fit. (So if you're in need of an svg file for coffin boxes to fit the Wilton coffin shells please email me.)
Here's what the brownies looked like after I piped in skeletons with some royal icing. It took a bit of practicing....LOL, yeah, they look kind of goofy but oh least they look sorta like skeletons. Sealed them in cellophane bags and they fit nicely into their coffins.
Lined the coffins on the inside with some cute Halloweenie papers from My Little Shoebox.
For me, decorating the outside of the box was the funnest part. Inspired by cute way Mandie from Mandie's Scrappin' had done up her boxes, I used the bats from Cricut's Happy Haunting cartridge and gave them some googly eyes. Used a Quickutz Chandelier Font All On One die for the lettering and purple adhesive backed rhinestones for a little bling. "Death by Chocolate" tags are computer generated using Gothic 57 font and I used a tag die from a Sizzix Sizzlets tag set to cut them out. Put together a little over a dozen coffins for my trick or treating ghoul friends.
Didn't think the "older" ghouls would care much for brownies, so for them I mixed up a batch of "Dreadful Edibles" It's actually a snack mix of cheese puffs, wonton pi chips and furikake tossed with butter flavored popcorn oil. Ohhhhh....GROSS! I know, it really  looks and sounds awful, but wait till you taste it....if you dare!
Scooped the mix into jars wrapped with tissue and added a fun spooky label...
Computer generated labels (Gothic 57 and A850-Deco fonts) were cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval dies and topped with a skull and crossbones cutfile from Miss Kate Cuttables.
Of course I couldn't forget our furbaby's doggie pals! Filled these decorated doggie bags with fun Halloween toys and treats.
Cutfiles for this adorable puppy comes from Too Cute By Jessica. Used the Boo Pup from the Halloween Puppies file and dressed her up in the devil costume from the Halloween Doggies file. Added a border of Halloween tape for a cute finishing touch.
Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween! It's so nice that if falls on Friday this year...we can stay up late and celebrate all weekend long!


Lynn said...

Goodness gracious, you've been busy! The lucky recipients will be so happy. You certainly know how to go all out for Halloween. Hope you have a spooky time!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Holy cow Eunice, you are the master of creativity. These coffin boxes are so awesome. You did a fabulous job icing on the skeleton. Perfect sentiment and font too. Your Dreadful Edibles look yummy. I must say your posts are always fun to read. You are truly an excellent writer.

Leanne said...

OMG!! Eunice you have outdone yourself with all the cute Halloween treats and projects!! Love the coffins!! Well done on the skeletons, these are so professional looking. Lucky friends!
The rest of your Halloween projects are just as amazing. I"m going to have to try that dreadful edibles mix sounds yummy. hahaha!
Hope you had a nice Halloween!!

Jenny said...

Super cute projects!!!

Tina H said...

Oh how awesome are these?! I would have loved to come knocking on your door for one of those mouthwatering brownies. What a cute idea to make goodies for the pups. I dressed mine up. That's all they got. You did a great job on those coffins too. Love visiting to see what you're up to Eunice! Have a great day :)