Welcome to our pumpkin carving party!
I'm in the middle of a 4-day weekend, resting up before all the (IRL)
Halloween craziness begins (the blog variety has already been going on
for a while). And the most important item on my to-do list for
the weekend is carving lots of pumpkins
and drinking wine!
So grab a pumpkin and a knife and make yourself comfortable!
There's lots of snack food and the Halloween play-list is on repeat.
As always, Jack and Sally will be overseeing the progress.
Help yourself to a Pumpkin Spice cupcake with mascarpone frosting.
We're having my family over as usual for Halloween Sunday,
and not to be overwhelmed next weekend I made the dessert early.
So, obviously we have to sample it now, to make sure it edible :)
This is my first attempt ever to really sculpt a pumpkin.
It's supposed to be the Cheshire cat, but it's hard to see...
I love everything about carving pumpkins; the sweet smell,
the cozy warm colors - and the freedom of using one's
imagination and creativity without fear of failure,
because carved pumpkins will soon be rotted anyway.
There are also plain sugar and chocolate Halloween cookies.
I just learned that American sugar cookies are ideal for cutouts.
(Thank you, Marfi, for the pumpkin cookie cutter!)
Thank you, talented and whimsical Vanessa,
for (always) hosting such a magical party!
Please visit our hostess to check out her wonderful
party and to find links to the other participants.