Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Halloween; A day you get to dress up and pretend to be someone else....fun. A day you can roam around the neighborhood and knock on them doors and yell "Trick or Treat!". A day you have all the excuse to stay up late. And of course a day you and your kids get to load up tons of candy and forget about cavity for once. So seriously speaking, what's not fun about Halloween?! None! I sure miss Halloween. It's never the same when I came back to Singapore....simply because its not a tradition to celebrate it here. The way the Americans celebrate this day, you will see how serious they are about it. And I simply love the enthusiasm they have!

And not wanting to loose "touch" with it completely, I made something fun today. Something that will cheer up any young or old. :) A pumpkin bread "monster". (^_^) *heehee*
It took me awhile to come up with what I wanted to make. The initial plan was to bake some decorated cupcakes like what I did a couple years back. But since I made cupcakes for my kids a few days ago, I forgo the idea. Then I thought of baking a nice decorative Swiss Roll, but again that was way too much work! Then I happen to stumble upon this Chinese blog and fell in love with the idea of baking a pumpkin shaped bread!
So I went ahead and used my 4 cup mini bundt pan for this instead of the usual 12 cup version....will be way too big if used the latter. For the recipe, I opted for the all trusty 17hr pre-fermentation method Pumpkin bread. And since I only have one mini bundt pan that is closely shaped like a pumpkin, I had to do the top and bottom baking separately. :P Good thing the color turned out the same...*phew*
As always, the bread turned out soft and delicious. And if you wonder why the bread appears much more orange in colour, that's because I added some edible orange food coloring to enhance the pumpkin look. ;)
Since with just the bread itself, it looked kind of plain...not too Halloween if you ask me. So I decided to pull out my fondant stuff and add a little creativity and fun to it, heehee! It was fun! Just like the past occasion Halloween bakes! ;) My kids were amused too and kept asking if they can eat the fondant with the bread, lol!

I'm happy to submit this to Halloween Party Event hosted by Hankerie


The night is still young guys....hope you all will get in the Halloween mood and have some "scary" fun tonight! Happy Halloween Everyone!



17 comments:

hankerie said...

So sweet, I cant stop laughing. Good stuff!! Still laughing now :P

lena said...

this is such a fun halloween pumpkin looking face, nice idea. Am not celebrating halloween, infact have not celebrated this before.. i guess it's even more common in singapore, you have fun tonight!!

ICook4Fun said...

Happy Halooween Bee Bee!! Yea I am missing the kids coming knocking at my house this year. Love the adorable bread you created!

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

太可爱了
没想到面包可以有那样的变化
你真棒!!!

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

This is so cute and fun! As I've never celebrate Halloween before, really have no idea what to make to match this theme.
Happy Halloween :)

ReeseKitchen said...

This is so cute Bee Bee!! Wonderful idea but there is no Halloween party since you moved..:( We (ladies) were too lazy to do anything and its not the practice for us too..hehe!
Missed the party we had last time!!

hanushi said...

This is really cute!!! Thumbs up!

Janine said...

wow this looks super duper cute! Love the lolling tongue ;p and glad you're continuing the tradition of halloween here!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

So cute!

DG said...

Happy belated Halloween to you! I love this than the creepy bake. Great job on your cheeky cute pumpkin bread :)

Angie's Recipes said...

How cute!
Happy Halloween!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

look so cute ! never celebrate Halloween before..

Lala said...

definitely very creative! haha... but it's too cute to be eaten! can't bear to..

爱丝特 said...

At first glance, I thought you use the egg tart mould to make, it's actually bread oh? So creative ^_^

Yukari - The Kitchen Fairy said...

So creative! Great halloween treat! Come visit me! :)

My Little Space said...

haha....this looks so very cute!
Kristy

Blessed Homemaker said...

This looks so cool!!!