Momma Told Me: Black Magic Cauldron Cakes, Ghoul Mix Recipe, + $500 Sweetworks Giveaway!

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Black Magic Cauldron Cakes, Ghoul Mix Recipe, + $500 Sweetworks Giveaway!

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.
#SweetworksFall Display With Black Magic CauldronCupcakes and Ghoul Mix- Cupcakes topped with Eyeball Gumballs and Halloween Sixlets. Ghoul Mix features chocolate dipped pretzel bones, bats, and pumpkins, 'dried blood' cranberries, 'ghost poop' marshmallows, Halloween Sixlets, Eyeball Gumballs and peanuts. #Ad
Momma Told Me: It's frightfully fun!

Halloween was always my favorite holiday, hands down- even thought it isn't quite a holiday, but a commercial celebration, it seemed the most geared towards kids. And, while I was the only child, our family still went all out in decor and theme to ensure anyone who dared stop by our house on Hallow's Ever (or any eve in October) was sure to get a good spook. Momma and I would raid the 'after Halloween' clearance bright and early every November 1st and stock up on inflatables, animatronics, and plenty of fake cobwebs for the following year. I recall our family's favorite decorations vividly because they were 1.) handmade and 2.) still in our family for display to this very year.
Nerd's Gumballs from #SweetworksFall Witch's Brew Candy Mix. #ad
Eyeball Gumballs from #SweetworksFall range of candy and edible decor. #ad
There's the trash bag ghosts we'd hang from the giant tree out front, the wooden headstones Momma had so labored over to ensure each had a witty and original epitaph, and the skeleton we have affectionately named 'Judge Judy' for her horrible brown perm wig and long black cape. Now that I am grown up and in a house of my own I still raid my parent's attic for my favorite decorations each year, but also seek to find new traditions and ghoulish creations. Living in our condo, we don't have much room to decorate, so, for now, I focus on whipping up some frightening tricks and treats for the neighborhood kids and my bowling league. This year I have pulled out all the stops, with 4 devilish edible posts I'll be sharing here on Momma Told Me.
This week I wanted to share some simple ideas for last minute entertaining. You may recall our Halloween party last year involved a punch laced with floating ice eyeballs made of Twizzlers, pineapple, kiwi, and licorice drops. This year we're adding to our table with some fun Halloween treats from #SweetworksFall candy lineup. From the Witch's Brew 29oz single serve candy bag, Nerds Gumballs and Eyeball Gumballs are sure to be a big hit sprinkled around the table and in grab bags, or even at the door to excited trick-or treaters.
Ghoul Mix Halloween Party Snack with Eyeball Gumballs, Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Bats and Bones, 'Dried Blood' Crandberries, 'Ghost Poop' Mashmallows, Sixlets, and Peanuts. #SweetworksFall #ad
At our annual Hallow's Eve party we'll be serving up coffins full of trail mix with Pumpkin shaped pretzels, bat shaped pretzels dipped in dark chocolate, white chocolate pretzel 'bones', marshmallow 'ghost poop,' 'dried blood' cranberries, peanuts, and Halloween Sixlets chocolate candies. You'll find adorable little treat boxes like the one above if you wish to send a gift or two to school for your child's favorite teachers, just make sure to warn them something delicious is inside! We pre-made 8 cups of this fun mix for our upcoming party and stored it in gallon sized bags in the fridge- it will store for months without spoiling!
Black Magic Cauldron Cupcakes with Lime Green Sixlets, Gumball Eyebals, and chocolate Pretzel 'Bones.' #SweetworksFall #ad
The Halloween Mix Sixlets and Halloween Mix Pearls make for the perfect decoration when paired with my Black Magic Cauldron cakes, cupcake recipe. Simply frost your Black Magic Cupcakes with some lime green frosting (get a little messy, it should look like a bubbling cauldron!) and decorate with the green candies for added 'bubbles.' Top with ghoulish eyeball gumballs and white chocolate dipped pretzel rod 'bones.' for an easy class treat that will have an entire school screaming for more this Halloween! If you don't fancy yourself a little Betsy Homewrecker, or are simply smashed for time this Halloween try picking up some of these Sweetworks Fall must haves for your next ghoulish gathering!

What are your plans for Halloween? Don't celebrate? What are your alternate plans?

What Daughter Says: Halloween is the perfect time to experiment in the kitchen, the messier your creation, the better!





As a special treat 10 people will win a $50 Sweetworks prize bundle including Spooky Eyes Gumballs, Halloween Mix Gumballs, Witch's Brew Candy Mix, Halloween and Fall Sixlets, and more! Keep scrolling down to enter!
Black Magic Cauldron Cupcakes with Lime Green Sixlets, Gumball Eyebals, and chocolate Pretzel 'Bones.' #SweetworksFall #ad
Black Magic Cauldron Cakes
**Click here for printable Black Magic Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

2 1/2 C All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 C Granulated Sugar
2 TBS Dark Cocoa Powder
1 TSP Salt
1 1/2 C Vegetable Oil
1 C Buttermilk
2 Whole Large Eggs
1 TSP White Vinegar
1 TSP Vanilla
10 Drops Black Food Color

Directions:
Preheat Oven to 350F 

1. Prepare 12 cupcake pans with liners- Recipe will yield 18-20 cupcakes.

2. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients well. In a large mixing bowl beat eggs, oil, buttermilk, vanilla, vinegar, and food color on low speed until just mixed. Slowly introduce flour mixture, mixing for 2 minutes until well combined.

3. Pour into cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting and decorating.

As a special treat 10 people will win a $50 Sweetworks prize bundle including Spooky Eyes Gumballs, Halloween Mix Gumballs, Witch's Brew Candy Mix, Halloween and Fall Sixlets, and more! Keep scrolling down to view all the ghoulish decoration and craft ideas, and continue hopping blogs to gain more chances to win!
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68 comments:

  1. i like nerds which is my absolute favorite candy!

    Thank you! xoxo

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  2. Niagara Chocolates, because it's chocolate!

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  3. I don't know where you live, but I want you to be my next door neighbor BAD. You always make the COOLEST stuff.

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  4. I think the Banana Heads candy would be my favorite because I am really crazy about banana flavored candies. And, I would also love some of the chocolates just because I really love chocolate. Thank you.

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  5. I love the Sixlets Harvest Laydown Bag because it looks so colorful and delicious!
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

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  6. I love those Black Magic Cauldron Cakes! What a fun idea to make with my son.

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  7. Wow! You are SO creative! I love those cupcakes!

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  8. Sixlets! They remind me of being a kids.

    Thanks

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  9. I love your idea on the ice eyeballs, really cool heheh @tisonlyme143

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  10. Sixlets! My favorite candy ever!!

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  11. Nerds
    it reminds me of a blizzard we used to have as kids and they put Nerds in it.

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  12. Love all of your treats you came up with! The cupcakes are my favorite, though!

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  13. I love the GHOUL MIX. That's super creative!

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  14. OMG. These ideas are AMAZING! Those little cakes are so cute. My kids will love them!

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  15. These are AWESOME!!! Love the cupcakes and thanks for link up!

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  16. I'll bet your house is a lot of fun around Halloween. Those cupcakes are too cute - erm spooky?

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  17. I am loving your black magic cauldron cakes. They look so fun to make!

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  18. The Caramel Ovation® Sticks combine my favorites!

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  19. I am seriously in love with those cupcakes! Those bones look awesome. And the sixlets and peals totally make that brew stand out! LOVE it.

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  20. Those floating eyeballs are awesome!

    We always go to my parents' house for Halloween and walk around there with the kids.

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  21. I really like the Caramel Apple Gumballs Stand-Up Bag. I love anything with a "Caramel Apple" combo!

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  22. What creative treats for Halloween! They would be great for a Halloween party!

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  23. That's so great! I love the floating eye balls.

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  24. There are so many fun ways to celebrate Halloween. These treat ideas are awesome!

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  25. I really like sixlets! And those cupcakes look super tasty! Posts like these make me so excited for Halloween!

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  26. You did such a great job with these. I love the cupcakes.

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  27. Those Cauldron Cakes look awesome! The nerd gumballs look so good!

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  28. Love SweetWorks great ideas for Halloween treats you have here!

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  29. You had me at Nerds. Nerds are the most delicious candy ever.

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  30. Oh my goodness, how gross yet totally cool for Halloween. I especially love the cupcakes and the candy filled caskets. They look great!

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  31. I love those floating eyeballs. They are DELIGHTFULLY gross!

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  32. These are gross! I LOVE THEM - especially the eyeballs! LOVE!

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  33. Those are so cute, I would love to try to make them. My favorite from SweetWorks is the Nerds, my boys and I love those.

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  34. Those cupcakes are adorable!

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  36. LOVE these!!! You are so creative!!!

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  37. The floating eyeballs are awesome. Nerds in Gumballs are our favorites!

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  38. i love the ghoul mix, that is awesome!!! you have great ideas with. we are planning a halloween party this yea, i'm so doing some of these.

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  39. The Black Magic Cauldron cakes are awesome!I would love to make these with my nephew I know he will have a lot of fun doing this.

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  40. My favorite is the banana heads candy. I always loved them in runts candy when I was little.

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  41. Oh my so cute! I can't wait to make these with the kids!

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  42. I love the caldron cakes

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  43. wow what creepy and awesome ideas you have shown here. Your very in the halloween spirit I love it!

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  44. I love all kinds of candy and really can't say I have a favorite. Well, if I really had to have a favorite it would be the one that is in within reach!

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  45. I LOVE ALL OF YOUR IDEAS!!! Just love them! AWESOME JOB!

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  46. I enjoy Halloween, it was so much fun when my kids were young. Now I love to see all the kids dressed up also. What great Halloween candy decor in the photos.
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  47. I like Sixlets. I remember them as a child and I haven't had them in years.

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  48. I love the Sixlets® Halloween Bag because I remember eating these when I was a kid and they were so good!

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  49. Sixlets remind me of my childhood, and now I love the Celebrations sixlets because we can now have have them for all types of celebrations.

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  50. When I was younger, my mom would get me a few Sixlet packages as a treat. There was a small nickel and dime store in our town and the Sixlet's only cost a few pennies. Love them!!

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  51. I like the Nerd: Gumballs Filled With Nerds.

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  52. Those Cauldron cakes look amazing! I know my grandkids would absolutely love those!

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  53. I would love the hot cinnamon Jawbreakers. I always loved Cinnamon toothpicks as a kid and hope these would have that same cinnamon flavoring.

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  54. Awesome display, thanks for sharing. I will have to try the floating eyeball. I'm a Sixlets kind of guy.

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  55. How cool, thank you for including the floating eyeball would be great for drinks on Halloween, and it would gross my granddaughters out, but they would love it, I love the recipe for the Black Magic Caldron cupcakes, they are very neat and I love the green on them, thank you

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  56. I LOVE NERDS, SWEAR TO YOU. I'M EATING SOME RIGHT NOW. WE KEEP THEM AT WORK(THANKS TO MY BROTHER) WHY? THEY'RE FUN AND EASY TO EAT:)

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  57. My favorite is Niagara Chocolates® – Caramel Bar because I love chocolate & caramel mixed together!


    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  58. I love Nerds! I have liked them since I was a kid! Like the taste and the way they feel in your mouth!

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  59. These are all really cute ideas, especially the floating ice eyeballs. The Cauldron cupcakes are definitely on my list of things to try.

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  60. The floating ice eyeballs are cool. I may have to try these.
    Thanks for the creativity.

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  61. i love your decorations they ares great love the cupcakes awesome job!!!! and i would love to try the nerds bubble gum never tried that one before thanks for sharing

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  62. The cupcakes look very yummy and spooky!

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  63. ADORABLE.Love the color combination. As my grand son would say Creeeeeepy!

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  64. These are so cute, I cannot wait for my grandson to get old enough for school so I can make all these cute things!

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  65. These are so cute, I cannot wait for my grandson to get old enough for school so I can make all these cute things!

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  66. This would certainly make a party successful and what a fun memory maker to for the kids.

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