Welcome to The Black Hat Bake Shoppe, can I interest you in a slice of Dead Velvet cake?
I know I say this a lot, but this little party may be one of my favorites. The idea for this witches bakery all started back in June after my conversation with Better Homes and Garden about Trunk or Treat tips. While on vacation my mom and I were talking about what we could do this year to top the previous years Double Double, Toil and Trouble trunk. That’s when we started creating creepy baked goods that would be served from a vintage and mysterious bakery with a touch of whimsy and sophisticated charm.
I had the best of intentions to put this party together in September so I could hopefully inspire others with ideas for their Trunk or Treats, life got busy and other projects took it’s place. But, you’ll absolutely want to “pin” this one for next year because it was an amazing hit!
Gretchen from Three Little Monkey Studio brought my vision for The Black Hat Bake Shoppe to life with her amazing graphics and party designs. I loved it! So much so that I briefly contemplated opening a real bakery…that is until I remembered I had zero baking skills. She put so much thought into the details, my favorite was the menu with all of my creepy specialties!
My husband used three old shelves we had in the garage and created a bakery display case for me. It was perfect and I love that it only cost the $4 I spent on a can of white spray paint. I bought clear serving trays from Party City to display the baked goods. I added a little pizzazz to my ‘counter’ with apothecary jars, and some extra sweet treats like our Dead Velvet Cake and Bubbly Cauldron Cake Pops.
Remember how I said I had zero baking skills? Everything was store bought and I simply added a touch of whimsy with fondant mice, frogs and witches hats from Love and Sugar Kisses. I had lots of fun coming up with our ‘menu’ items and some of my favorites were Goblin Glazed Donuts, Chocolate Mouse Cups, Hot Frog Pies, Enchanted Eclairs and Devilish Delights.
I also created an awning and set up a small bistro table to give it the feel of a charming little bakery, where ghosts and goblins could sit and enjoy a scrumptious treat from The Black Hat Bake Shoppe.
Instead of passing out candy (who needs more of that, right?!?) we let our little trunk or treaters select one item from the bake shoppe. I think everyone had lots of fun visiting the bakery and choosing their favorite wickedly sweet treats! But, I’m not sure who had more fun, the trunk or treaters or my mom and I who cackled with glee as we served up our treats!
Do you trunk or treat? What’s your favorite trunk or treat theme you’ve done or seen?
Styling & Photography – Giggles Galore
Printables – Three Little Monkey Studio
Fondant Toppers – Love and Sugar Kisses
Cauldron Cake Pops and Purple Glittered Apple - Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins