The Black Hat Bake Shoppe Trunk or Treat

Welcome to The Black Hat Bake Shoppe, can I interest you in a slice of Dead Velvet cake?

Trunk or Treat Black Hat Bake Shoppe

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.

The Black Hat Bake Shoppe Trunk or Treat_Giggles Galore

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!

Black Hat Bake Shoppe Bubbly Cauldron Cake Pops

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!

The Black Hat Bake Shoppe Party

The Black Hat Bake Shoppe Goodies

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.

Black Hat Bake Shoppe Bakery Treats

Black Hat Bake Shoppe Dead Velvet Cake

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.

Black Hat Bake Shoppe Chocolate Mouse Cups

Goblin Glazed Donuts

Hot Frog Pies

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.

Black Hat Bake Shoppe Trunk or Treat

Black Hat Bake Shoppe Cupcakes

Black Hat Bake Shoppe Brownies

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!

Black Hat Bakery Customers

Do you trunk or treat?  What’s your favorite trunk or treat theme you’ve done or seen?

Vendor Credits:

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

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Adorable! Where did you get the white display case?

  2. So adorable! I absolutely love the idea and creative details!

  3. I love this idea. You’re right the menu sign is awesome. I love it all but the mouse cups with the little mouse tails sticking up is adorable. Wonderful job.

  4. Barbara Yardley says

    Hey, you didn’t post my favorite part…the broom parking! violators will be TOAD! BA HA HA!

  5. Absolutely adorable, Mariah!!! My absolute faves… black and white stripes and a sweet shop! Fabulous job, as always! ♥

  6. How did you create the awning? Could you do a tutorial for that?

    • Sure Dolly, it was really super easy. I simply cut the fabric the length of the trunk, used a plate to create the scallop edge and then used tape to secure it to the car. I’ll see if I can get a step by step tutorial with pictures up soon. 🙂

  7. Kahala Wilson says

    What a great idea.


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