Sunday, October 23, 2011

I haven't taken a single nap all weekend

I've done a lot of baking in the last couple of weeks. It started last weekend, when I made two cakes for a friend's birthday party.

There was one minor mishap when one of the two layers for the black forest cake slid off the counter and landed on the floor. Luckily, the recipe specified cutting the layers in half horizontally and only using three of the four halves.

This weekend, it was time for Halloween baking.

Now, I normally don't do a lot of baking for Halloween, but we're having a party at work on Friday and I said I'd make cookies. My group is decorating a conference room as the witch's house from Hansel & Gretel, so I decided to make two types. Yesterday, I made gingerbread cookies. Today, it was finger cookies. They turned out well. (Wanda shuddered every time she went into the kitchen.)

(Yes, some of the food colouring ended up on the finger part instead of the nail part. The same thing happens when I paint my actual nails - which is one of the reasons why I rarely do.)

I'm supposed to be the witch on Friday. (Co-workers are being Hansel, Gretel, and the woodcutter.) That was a good plan until I scheduled a job interview for Friday morning.

Maybe I'll wait to paint my face green until after the interview.


  1. The finger cookies are awesome! Sure to be the hit of the party. Happy halloween!

  2. Those fingers DO look pretty realistic!

  3. Love the cookies. These are the most realistic I have seen any where. Your party should be a big success. Job interview???

  4. Those are some creepy looking fingers Colette! Ewww!

  5. The image here has caught my attention and I had to look at it very close to confirm if are those human fingers! Hahahah... I guess your "finger food" is perfect for the Halloween. It sort of gave me the creeps. :D

  6. Thanks so much, everyone! I'm sure we'll enjoy them on Friday.

    And yes, I have a job interview in the morning. And work is having a fire drill that day. And then there's Halloween .... I'm not sure why everything is landing on the same day.