Monday, October 29, 2012

Tricks and Treats: Anatomical Heart Cake and a SprinkleBakes Book Giveaway!



Since Halloween is this Wednesday(!), I couldn't resist sharing this little gem from the SprinkleBakes book. Believe it or not, this is a delicious Black Forest Cake! It's one of my favorite recipes in the book and a great "trick" for your Halloween party buffet.

(I think it would make a great Valentine's day cake, too!)

Even though I'm not sharing the recipe online quite yet, it's all broken down in step-by-step pictures and easy to understand instructions in the SprinkleBakes book. And I'm giving away 5 copies!


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suburban prep said...

as Maureen

I love caramel apples. I love to give candies apples though.

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

I love making and giving chocolate-dipped treats!

Christine said...

Starburst candies are my guilty pleasure and I always loved getting them at Halloween!

Skylar said...

My favorite treat to give is salted caramel chocolate pretzel bark!

Myszka said...

Looks amazing but scary at the same time:)

Dale said...

anything pumpkin flavored!

Anonymous said...

100 Grand Bars!!!

Okigirl2013 said...

Anything chocolate!!

Christina said...

Candy Corn....very sad, I know.

CKitson said...

Any salted caramel 'thing' and I am too weak to resist, but it always seems like a FALL thing.
Would love to win the book. I would buy it if I had the money :) Love the blog!

Michaela Schiffers said...

I just love getting suisse Ragusa-Chocolate :-)!

Rachel said...

I love giving away boxes of chocolate... and who would say no?

Lacey said...

Baby Ruths are my weakness! Luckily not many people pass those out, so I don't get THAT many:)

Loulabell said...

I love giving flumps, mostly beacuse they are yummy to snack on while I wait for the trick or treaters to come knocking :-)

Tracy Boone said...

Popcorn Balls!! Yummo!

Heather Lynne said...

I love 100 Grand Bars

Stacy said...

My absolute favorite is Reese's pumpkins. Also, it's so much fun to create wonderful things in the kitchen with leftover candy!

Tree said...

I love popcorn balls!

Deanna at Mirabelle Creations said...

Wow! That heart is absolutely amazing!

Maud Bakx said...

anything that has chocolate in it :)

Anonymous said...

kit kats!

Angela Hendry said...

Peanut M&M's!

Ashley @ Strawberry Sprinkles said...

Happy Halloween! Thank you for the give away

Danielle Ashley said...
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Anonymous said...

Chocolate, like twix !

Anonymous said...

Caramel Apples

-Maegyn

Martha said...

I Love caramel apples now and forever!

Danielle Ashley said...

Love anything chocolate

tori said...

Popcorn balls!

Anonymous said...

That looks so delish!

FraserMom23 said...

I LOVE Kit Kats & those chewy peanut butter taffy's.... MaryJanes? oohh yep, those are the ones!!

Rebecca Howard said...

There's a house down the street that always gives full size Gorant's candy bars. We make sure we hit their house every year! lol

brunette_beauty_007@yahoo.com

Kamini Gopal said...

We don't celebrate Halloween in India. But - if we did - I'd adore Reese's peanut butter cups. Had them once and LOVED them.

I'd so so so love to own a copy of your book.

fourseasonsathome said...

I made candy corn sugar cookies last weekend and they were delicious ! They'll definitely become a Halloween classic for every year. http://fourseasonsathome.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/candy-corn-sugar-cookies/

Marta said...

I Love Caramel apples

Karla said...

Love little snickers bars!

Nicole said...

Halloween for me means buckets of those pumpkin shaped reese cups. I love them!
As far as homemade, chocolate cut out cookies are a favorite!

Xula said...

In Spain we don't celebrate Halloween so much, but I love doing something sweet and scary.

Jamie Fu said...

I love nutrageous chocolate bars!

Jamie Fu said...

Fave treat to give out: small treat bags with mixed candies :)

Heather Shaw said...

I love homemade butterfingers and love making them. However, to give for Halloween Paydays and Reese's.

Anonymous said...

This looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!! I'm studying medicine and I have to say that the heart is so realistic, especially aorta :)))
In my country we don't celebrate Halloween, but I think it would be funny to give popcorns in many colours and tastes, or cakepops. Somethink small, but nice and sweet :)

Ausra

Anonymous said...

mars bar! they're out of this world! :)

Dea said...

not all celebrate Halloween in the Philippines but some of us like to give decorated cookies and cupcakes. but nothing is more exciting than getting a copy of your book!!! :))

Anonymous said...

I love homemade popcorn balls

yvette2250 said...

All things Chocolate.

Kimberly F said...

Tootsie Roll Pops

Coconut and Vanilla said...

In Germany we do not celebrate Halloween, and we do not know special treats for that, but I would love anything with chocolate!

Anonymous said...

I love making cupcakes after Halloween for everyone using left over chocolate bars!

Sabrina stardi@highspeedcrow.ca

Rebecca Melin said...

Reese's peanut butter cups are like gold! :D Peanut butter and chocolate, mmm...

nerissa said...

mars bar! they're out of this world! :)

Shannon said...

My favorite Halloween treat to give or receive is Dots or Swedish Fish. Anything fruity & gummy and I am in!

Anonymous said...

I love to bake!! My favorite thing to give at Halloween is pencils, bouncy balls, and little activity books.

Idzan Ismail of Malaysia said...

I salivate everytime I see your cakes. I can only bake something nice like yours if I win the book. This I promise you. Thanks for opening the contest for your overseas fan.
@Izzanie Ismail on FB.

Suzanne said...

a little bag of candy corn and roasted peanuts, chewing them up together tastes just like a payday bar! Yum!

sweetswyoming said...

I have a soft spot for Child's Play with tootsie rolls and dots. I get excited every time I see it!

Tina Birkett said...

Your anatomical heart cake looks disgusting...but I bet it tastes soooo good!

Unknown said...

My sister and I always used to spend a good hour or so after trick-or-treating to trade and dole out our candies between the two of us. I went for quality, she went for quantity. I always hoarded my chocolate until Christmas, or until my sister or my mom found it!

I have been jonesing for this book for so long....

jamesiee said...

I love getting full sized chocolate bars and I love giving witches fingers :)

gil said...

home-made chocolates, filled with blood red cherry filling, that leaves every kid looking like a vampire.

Betsy said...

Oops, forgot to sign in! Mine was the comment about hoarding chocolate :)
email is betsy.hinze@gmail.com

JMFaus said...

My favorite treat to receive on Halloween was always Reese's peanut butter cups -- those were trading gold with my sisters! :)

Allison C said...

100grand candy bars for the trick or treaters and handmade spooky eyeballs on sticks or friends and family

Mandy said...

I still get a kick out of any punch that utilizes dry ice... that will never get old.

Darlean said...

that really looks grotesque and good! all at the same time.... I'd love to slice into it!

roxikins said...

Black Forest Cake is one of my favorites, and this cake would be perfect for our Appreciation Dinner for the Haunted House I volunteer at!

Darlean said...

my favorite halloween treat to get is *smarties* I love to give cupcakes!

Sai said...

Halloween themed cupcakes. There are so many fun ones to try.

Christina Marie said...

I'm giving out pumpkin mousse this year!

Liz said...

My favorite Halloween treats are the mini chocolate bars!

Dave Summers said...

Oh man I can't decide between this or the Frankenweenie cake.

Sarah said...

Injured gingerbread people - tasty and lots of fun to make.

Yolanda Modamio Chamarro said...

increíble!

Michelle said...

Oooh, I would so love to have a copy of SprinkleBakes!

Sharona said...

i just love those hershey minis

Beachreader said...

Caramel apples are my favorite fall treat. That is a great cake. It looks so real.

Anonymous said...

Anything with peanut butter!

Anonymous said...

This is such a great idea!

Michelle said...

Oops! I forgot to answer the question! I love getting chocolate toffee almonds and tiramisu caramels.

Cooking With Abandon said...

i am really curious about this!

M. Once said...

it would be something with pumpkin i guess...

Pearlprincess182 said...

The treat I look forward to every Halloween is Pumpkin Pie.

Kacey Arntz said...

3 Musketeers!

Blue Kitchen Bakes said...

I love spiced pumpkin cake

Alexa said...

I love reece's cups!

Nielfa Hanifa said...

Honestly... I'm in South Africa and Halloween has only become more popular these days, but I reckon anything with pumpkin.

P Pardue said...

Black forest cake in any shape is to die for! quiltn6897@aol.com

Cindy said...

chocolate of course!

A p u r v a said...

Celebration of Halloween isn't widespread in India, but would love to be treated to 'Fingers' dipped in Chocolate, Peanut Butter, different kinds of honey ,Caramel....and all the lovely dip ins! I am already drooling over this imagination of mine!

Rachel said...

I love anything home made at Halloween, it just tastes better if you know you/someone else put some effort in!

Unknown said...

Wow, that's amazing! And who doesn't love a peanut butter cup :)

Unknown said...

Wow, that's amazing! And who doesn't love a peanut butter cup :)

Laura said...

I love when it's Reese Peanut Butter Pumpkin time of year!

kati k. said...

I love caramels! I also love making them!

Andee Howard said...

I look at all your pretty pictures and drool! Even over this heart cake which appeals to my inner murderess! I miss Halloween even if I'll only miss it this year for being out of the USA!

Helena said...

Love it! Halloween is not a very famous celebration in my country but I love anything made with chocolate, if it is home made even better!

Leslie said...

I love making Halloween themed desserts. One of my favorites is the graveyard cake. It's the same as dirt cake (pudding covered in crushed Oreo cookies) but with scary additions like Milano cookies for gravestones, gummy worms, and marshmallows on toothpicks as ghosts!

Rhiannon said...

That cake is perfectly creepy.

Back in my trick-or-treating days I was partial to hershey's cookies and cream bars, but you can't go wrong with reese's :)

Andee Howard said...

My fav treats are brownies and popcorn balls. When I was a girl, my mom knew a lady who made popcorn balls with chunks of caramel and marshmallow. The best chewy things ever and when paired with bits of dark chocolate brownie? Heaven!

Mindy Green said...

Growing up, it was Skittles, or Starbursts. Today may favorite would have to be Snickers:)

Pint Sized Baker said...

This is so disgustingly great! I love it! The styling is spot on!
I was craving a Butterfinger yesterday and went to my 13 bags of candy to realize - I didn't buy Butterfingers :( Had to settle for 3 Musketeers.

Debby said...

I love to give out a mixture of Snickers, Twix and 3 Musketeers bars. Some years we get a lot of trick-or-treaters, and sometimes we only get a few. When I give away our favorite candy, we really enjoy any leftovers!

Melanie said...

I love anything with chocolate and peanuts or peanut butter! I've also been on a kitkat binge lately...

Hope everyone is staying safe through the storm this week!

Rachel Lynn said...

I love giving (and eating) homemade gingerbread skeltons. They're so easy and perfect for halloween!

Anonymous said...

Caramel apples!

Anonymous said...

My grandmother and I would make pop corn balls!! I still carry on the tradition :)

Kelly Smith said...

I just love candy corn. I know it is just sugar, but I can't get enough around halloween.

askiwillanswer said...

My favorite treat to make and give away is the recently discovered pumpkin cream puffs.

Kiera said...

love those little Mary Jane peanut butter taffy things. so many people hate them, but I love them!

hami said...

Candy corn. But I am going to try to make my own this year!

Anonymous said...

Kat said...
Butterfingers - a deliciously sweet chocolatey-peanut butter crunch!

IFeelCook said...

In Catalonia we love eating "panellets" on All Saints' Day. They are like small cookies and the original recipe includes marzipan and ground almonds. They are so yummy! ^^

Anonymous said...

I'll go for English toffee.

MD said...

Snickers! They are my favorite.

Katy P said...

I'm a sucker for carmel apple suckers!

Anonymous said...

When I was little we felt like we really hit the jackpot when someone put a can of pop in our treat bag.

Heather said...

When I was little we felt like we really hit the jackpot when someone put a can of pop in our treat bag.

Karen Meister said...

Chocolate........if there is any left......I didnt know that there was anything else...........

livliveslife said...

I LOVE candy corn. I'm so glad it only comes around once a year, or I might turn into one!

Wendy said...

I am a twix lover!

Anonymous said...

I love giving mily ways :)


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Anonymous said...

I love getting candy corn. Sean

connsean@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

I loved getting full size candy bars as a kid!

Tish said...

I used your instructions to make my own hearts for Halloween! Look > http://bakestress.blogspot.com/2012/10/anatomical-heart-cake.html
Thanks for the inspiration!

Lori said...

My favorite used to be white chocolate kit kats, but with this pregnancy, it would have to be anything with milk chocolate and peanut butter. Yum!

Holly said...

Grape Tootsie Pops!

Swee San @ The Sweet Spot said...

I actually have never been to any Halloween parties before because it's not a big thing except an excuse to play dress up. But, I would love to give or receive toffee apples. Never eaten before!

Anonymous said...

This cake looks sufficiently creepy! The cherries on the side are a nice touch too!

Some things never change, I always liked the chewy candy rather than the chocolate bars. However some things do change, now I buy them myself and eat more of them than I give away to trick or treaters!

Food Ninja said...

My favorite Halloween treat had to be the Reese's PB cups. They were always the first things gone out of my treat bag :) Plus I would haggle with all the other candy I had to get my brothers Reese cups too!

Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming said...

i loveee reese's!

kimbercrafts said...

I love to get SweeTarts and Smarties!

Alien said...

"Flancati" - national sweet pastry dessert from back home.

Anneloes Bakker said...

Wow looks so cool! Am very curious about the recipe. My favourite Halloween present is homemade candy :)

Daniela A. said...

Sour candy is great, especially Warheads!

Anis said...

I love apple candy!!!

La Table De Nana said...

I am already getting your book:) For me ..for Christmas..from me:)

Your creations are wonderful.
Kudos for everything you have accomplished and continue to accomplish.Tout est beau..toujours.

A Culinary Disciple said...

Caramel Apples! Best thing about halloween!

Patty T said...

Caramel apples!

Michelle said...

I love double bubble gum! You know the kind that you eat for approx. 3 minutes and then it turns all tough and gross? Yep, that's the kind! (I don't eat it after that... probably why I can go through a massive bag in like 3 days).

Cassy said...

I like to get anything with caramel (except snickers, eww) or peanut butter. I love giving people homemade cookies at the Halloween party I have every year. Also, this book is on my Christmas list!

munchette said...

Get and Give: Reese's PB cups. YUM!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love halloween cupcakes!

Kelly said...

We give snickers. thanks!

Megan L said...

give - any sort of wacky cupcake creation that pops into my head!
get - kit kats, ughhh!!

Nicole Marieh said...

Kit Kats or anything chocolate. mmm chocolate

Charul @ Tadka Masala said...

I would love to get any kind of cookies and would give the same. :)

Anonymous said...

Anything made of chocolate, and I don't mind if it has caramel in it, or lots of caramel.

sarah phan said...

love to make pumpkin whoopie pies for my hubby :)

Alyssa Marie said...

Kit kats are my absolute favorite. But chocolate is really the only requirement :)

adrienne said...

I like to give and get different things actually! I love, love love to get candy corn in my bag ('cause I'm just too ashamed to buy them myself) and I like to give out Tootsie Rolls (because my Mother loves them) and Eyeball truffles to the children of my neighbors (kinda sad the way you can't give out homemade candies to just anyone these days, eh?).

Anonymous said...

Reese Cups are my favorite but anything chocolat gets my undivided attention!

Veronica said...

pumpkin muffins

Unknown said...

Kit Kats!!!

shannon said...

Trick or treaters always get full-sized bars at our house. I get a variety pack, because I fondly remember bartering with my siblings afterwards, so variety is important ;)

Eun Ji said...

hershey's miniature krackel bars~

Anonymous said...

Snickers. :)

chris said...

chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate :)

Anonymous said...

Smarties are my favorite candy that only appear at Halloween

Amelia said...

I love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!

jcy said...

Little fun sized chocolates (Kit Kats, Peanut M&M's, Snickers) so they're half the guilt when I eat a whole bowl. :)

Gillian said...

Caramel Apple Pops! My next endeavor is to make my own!

Grimmy said...

I love to get homemade popcorn balls!!

meg said...

I love Reese's peanut butter cups. Original crinkle-edge cups are fine, but I looooove the pumpkin shaped ones. (Although the egg-shaped ones at Easter are my very, very favorite!)

dance247 said...

I like to give whatever's on sale (ha! just kidding) I like fruity candies, like Skittles

csonoda@swbell.net said...

Chocolate. Good chocolate if possible.

Lynna said...

My favorite treat to get are butterfingers!

Heatherguzha@gmail.com said...

My favorite treat is Almond Joy--though love to know how to make it without so much sugar! :)

Luli said...
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Katie said...

I love candy corn!

Luli said...

I love Twix bars :) We don't celebrate Halloween where I live, but I'd love to make my own candy to give away! My e-mail is lulimj@gmail.com. Thank you for the chance! I've had the book on my wishlist for a while.

Rachel Cooks said...

This is genius! I love it! My fave treat has to be Twizzlers.

Jennifer said...

My fav treat that I will be sure that my kids share with me is Snickers.

Katrina said...

My grandmother used always make popcorn balls (just like the recipe you posted last week, sans the sprinkles :) and they are still my favorite Halloween treat.

Anonymous said...

Love to give & get Reeses Peanut Butter cups!!--Full Size NOT mini!!

Kimbie said...

Musketeers are my absolute favorite treat to receive and I enjoy giving them as well!!

wimbley73@aol.com

Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie said...

I think this is my favorite of the whole book! If I could really choose a favorite, that is :)

Cheyenne Poulson said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE this cake!

Alyssa said...

I know it's terrible, but candy corn!

Rebekah Anne said...

My favorite Halloween treat (and this is laaaaame) is any kind of fruit snacks. Seriously, I love the things. Fruit roll ups and gummy bears or worms are almost as good!

Ali said...

OMG this looks amazing!!!

Gretchen @ Three Little Monkeys Studio said...

My favorite Halloween treat are those Peanut Butter pumpkins. Yum!

Gaelle said...

I wish I was having a halloween party, just to make one of those!

Ana Rafaela Teixeira said...

We really don't celebrate Halloween in Portugal the same way as in the United States, so I've never given or received a treat.

But I think I would like to receive something with Nutella, or Milka chocolate.

Ann said...

I love to make (and give, otherwise I'm in trouble) frosted sugar cookies in the shape of pumpkins, dusted with orange and green sugar

Ellen said...

Fave treat to give AND get is chocolate!!

Tayler said...

Scary gummy worms!

תמר said...

I live in Israel so we don't quite trick-or-treat, however we do have Purim - a holiday in which children dress up in costumes and exchange gift baskets (occurs in February/March) - so my favorite thing to get in those baskets is Reese's cups.

Bethiesee said...

I love to give ppl a fright of course!

Alysha @Shesontherun said...

Peanut Butter Cups!

Pixie said...

always been a sucker for twix..

june said...

Peanut m & m's!

Sarah H.P. said...

I love getting Reese's Peanut Butter Cups at Halloween!

sarah.hawkins.pinchers@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love caramel apples dipped in dark chocolate, then in chopped toasted nuts as a Halloween treat...mmmmmm. Happy Halloween everyone!

Irmina Díaz-Frois Martín said...

Maravilloso, parece de verdad. Enhorabuena!!
Un saludo.

Jill said...

I love peanut butter cups!
jokihara@zagmail.gonzaga.edu

Anonymous said...

Favorite Halloween treat is chocolate anything! This year we made Rice Krispy treats with Count Chocula :)

herdklotzyasutake@gmail.com

Miggea said...

it was always peanut butter cups.. ALWAYS but looking back i really loved when we went out to the less visited house and they would have home made cookies and fudge. I love giving spooky themed candy, something really halloweeny!

Angkrosnick said...

My is pop corn balls, my grandma recipe

Michelle said...

I love all the mini sized candy bars...that way you can taste test!

M. said...

That cake creeps me out! I love caramel apples best of all!

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