Only 27 days until Halloween. In Germany Halloween might not be celebrated as excessively as in America, but you never know when the next horror theme party is due. For this reason most of October will be dedicated to spooky Cakepops. To slowly increase the level of cute spookiness, we will start with pumpkin cakepops.
I mean, a pumpkin is THE symbol of Halloween. Either it stands on your front porch with a mean glowing face, or you turn it into a cake, a soup or even a drink. And with these cakepops you have both: They look like Jack O’lanterns (or they look more like pumpkins with faces), and they consist of a combination of cake crumbles and a fine pumpkin pie spice frosting. I think, pumpkin pie spice is a typical American thing which isn’t offered in Germany. Luckily, I found a very easy recipe for pumpkin pie spice on the blog Katha kocht. This way I didn’t have to import it from America.
But Pumpkin pie spice isn’t the only ingredient you’ll need. The remaining ingedients and a handicraft insctruction for those pumpkin cakepops comes next:
Oh did you know that this Jack O’lantern is an Irish custom? An Irishman called Jack Oldfield was neither admitted to heaven nor to hell after his death. So he had to wander in darkness. But the devil himself pitied him and gave him a glowing coal right from hell which should guide his way in the dark. Jack who carried a turnip (or even a pumpkin) with him, put the coal into it. Since then those carved pumpkins with their spooky faces keep away the evil spirits.
I am not quite sure if these pumpkin cakepops are able to dispel evil souls but at least they satisfy your munchies.
With this in mind,
help yourself to some cute spookiness.