Monday, 5 August 2013

Sweeney Todd Halloween Cakes with Chocolate Fingers - Gruesome !

Yes - this IS just cake, fondant, chocolate and some piping gel with food colouring...

The cake has been made to look like a meat pie. 

I've had this idea of making Sweeney Todd cakes for Halloween for some time, so created a new silicone bakeware mould to make chocolate or cookie FINGERS  that really do look like fingers !

This mould is a unique registered design belonging to , and is being released today for the first time at £4.50 per mould.

Our 6 cell Spooky Fingers chocolate mould makes six life-size cookie or chocolate fingers. It is suitable for use in the freezer down to -40deg C or in the oven up to +260deg C. Do always use on a baking tray for support.

 The fingers you see in these pictures (other than mine) are made from white chocolate with a tiny bit of Wilton red Candy colour added to give it a fleshy colour.

Note that if colouring chocolate, you cannot use gel paste colourings for fondant / icing. They MUST be oil based - hence why you need to use the candy colours.

You could make spooky witches finger cookies for halloween and place a nut on the nail bed with some icing..... or green chocolate zombie fingers and fill them with red coloured fondant centres.

These are bound to be a hit for all ages - though a few may take a step back in horror !

You could also use coloured sugarpaste or modeling chocolate if you want to be able to bend the fingers at the knuckles.

If there is enough local interest, I'd also be happy to put on a 3 hour evening class in October at our new Cookery School in Attleborough, Norfolk for those that want to make Sweeney Todd cakes. Please email us or call 01953 457699 to register interest.

I'd love to see what you do with our latest release mold. 

Happy Baking !

Sarah-Jane Nash, August 2013

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