What You’ll Need:
Frosting (tub or homemade)
Food coloring (optional)
Frosting flavoring (optional)
Miniature chocolate chips
Zipper or sandwich bag
Let’s go over the menu for the Halloween party. Okay, you’ll need some Halloween-theme foods, whether cute, repulsive or frightening. You’ll need assorted drinks and you certainly don’t want to forget about the dessert. It can be anything from store-bought brownies, to cookies, to cupcakes. Those desserts might sound ordinary but they won’t be when you put a cute ghost on top of each one.
Who is going to have a Halloween party without ghosts? Well, some people might but maybe you want ghosts. Frosting ghosts are so adorable and sweet that you must have them at your party! Since they’re really easy to make, and they look great on nearly any Halloween dessert, the edible spooks fit right in with any Halloween celebration.
Decide on the desserts that you want to serve and then make the frosting ghosts to go on top of them. You could serve brownies, cookies, cake, cupcakes, pudding, gelatin, or even fruit cups. After getting the food on the individual dishes, frost or otherwise decorate them how you want. For example, you could go ahead and frost cupcakes, brownies, and cakes.
A frosting ghost is easy to make when you pipe white frosting onto the dessert. Make your own frosting or use the type that comes in a cup. Put thick frosting in a zipper or sandwich bag and twist the bag to put pressure on it. Snip a hole out of the bottom corner and squeeze the bag to dispense the frosting. To make the perfect ghost, spiral a thick rope of the frosting around in a circle that rises. So, go around once, then again, and once more, so that each round rises a bit higher than the last one. End with a peak on top. Put two miniature chocolate chips into the “face” of the ghost to make eyes.
Although white ghosts are the norm you don’t absolutely have to follow that pattern. You can make your Halloween ghosts most any color that you want by using today’s food tints. Stir a couple of drops into the frosting to create the color that you want. Make orange ghosts, green ones, and others, or stick with the classic white.
Nowadays, you can also purchase frosting flavoring. Give the ghosts flavors like cotton candy, orange cream, strawberry shortcake, chocolate raspberry, or any number of other flavors, simply by stirring the product into the frosting.
You can make ghosts that are shorter than the one mentioned above, or you can make ghosts that rise up even higher than that one. With options of coloring, flavoring, and size, you can make each ghost look so much different!