Happy Halloween, Y'all! I would first like to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed this month of vegan blogging. I have a gazillion recipes to try and have made a few new e-friends along the way! I have never felt so a part of a community before. It feels great.
The end of Vegan MoFo feels a lot like what I imagine the end of summer camp to feel like. Sad but memorable. It's a bittersweet relief that I won't have to run home and construct a meal every single day, but I am happy my blogging spirit has been revived. This MoFo feels so much better than last year. I made all 31 days. I stretched myself pretty far and am seriously considering a zine on cheap vegan party ideas. Thanks for the suggestion! I don't remember who said it (so long ago), but I like that idea.
So, a couple of years ago I made a graveyard cake for the poetry slam. I had Sour Patch Kid zombies ripping the guts out of Gummi Bears. Then, for Christmas I made a gingerbread house for my office. It was on top of gingerbread cake with a lemon buttercream. That was great. Not so great: I got a flat on the way to work and the house pretty much collapsed. They ate it anyway, though.
Today, I decided to combine the two and make a haunted gingerbread house. I should have known this would end badly. As I went to take the house parts out of the freezer, one of the walls fell to the ground and shattered. Noooooo! Luckily, I picked a template that had two parts to it. So I used one of the bigger walls to create the back wall, but it was too soft. So basically, I made a gingerbread...shack? I dunno. Hee hee. Alls I know is that I'm gonna eat the shizz outta this!
The shack on haunted hill! Here we have a pretzel fence and sunflower seed path leading up to the
shack house. I used oreo crumbs for dirt, pretzel impaled dots for trees, and chick-o-stick ballz for bushes. There's black licorice on the roof and the entire thing is bordered with candy corn flavored dots (ZOMG!) and black crows.
What I really wanted to do was a pig farm. A really creepy serial killer type thing with marzipan pigs feasting on the flesh of the dead. Muahahahaha. Ha.
I couldn't get a good picture of this, but there was water with Swedish Fish piranhas eating Sour Patch Kids. And tons of blood. It's pretty hilarious. :)
Sour Patch Kids were so harmed in the making of this. Pretzels are really good at impaling things. There are also tombstones, but I couldn't find an edible ink pen. I'm just gonna call them unmarked graves.
Okay. The components of the thing... I made a 9x13 chocolate cake from Papa Tofu. On top of that I set a gingerbread cake. They were frosted with this chocolate frosting recipe. Half of the chocolate cake was covered with VCTOTW Fluffy Buttercream (half recipe, dyed blue). For the gingerbread, I used the PPK recipe. That's all she wrote.
Farewell, Vegan MoFo! I'll see you next year! I still have a ridiculous amount of blogs to read so I hope everybody has a safe and happy halloween!