Friday, October 30, 2009


Suck It Willliams Sonoma

I blogged about the outrageously priced Halloween cakes in the Williams Sonoma catalog. I know, I know, it's Williams Sonoma, it's supposed to be grossly overpriced, right? Now - I happen to love W-S. I ask for a gift card from there each Christmas. My husband used to sell them fine products that they promptly marked up so high you needed a fine linen embroidered hankie to wipe the blood off your nose.

They showcased three darling Halloween cakes from some bakery somewhere. the cakes were $89 or $99 dollars. And they were tiny! An 8" tall cake is not going to feed "8-10" unless your idea of a serving is a petit-four. That's their ghost cake in the photo.
I wrought my revenge, however, by stealing their concept and making my own ghost cakes yesterday for our Church School party. How easy was it?

I used left over fondant from the wedding cake I made. Rolled it out. Cut it into circles with a lid. Draped it over store bought minim-muffins and added two dabs of tube gel decorating icing. Phew! I'm beat. (Roll eyes here.) For my girls, who can not eat the muffins, I made GFCF rice treats and draped the fondant over them. Total cost? About $5 for 14 servings. Scary, huh?

8 comments:

Amy said...

They are adorable! Seriously - what a great idea. I'm going to try to remember for next year's Halloween parties.

Jules Boise said...

you may not be Mother Theresa, but you are amazing ! so ingenious ... this why your parents paid the big bucks for the prep school : )

drama mama said...

What is your fondant recipe?

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

Wilton in a box... And I have a recipe for the marshmallow kind:
http://whatscookingamerica.net/PegW/Fondant.htm

I bought the Wilton at a kitchen store - and they have it at WalMart too and other stores. I peeled it off, my kids didn't eat it. It might be GF though. But it has corn.

pixiemama said...

Super cute!

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

Jules, I'll never match your GFCF sugar cookies. They were the bar by which I judge all others. And find them lacking.

fullsoulahead.com said...

They are so cute!!!

Almost as cute as you in that photo above. Nice hair.

Bridgett said...

Who's a rockstar?
KIM is a rockstar.

Those are quite good!