Thursday, 7 October 2010

Halloween fun - Day 7 Day of the Mummy!

Q. Why was the mummy so tense? A. Because he was all wound up.


Yummy Mummy Cheese Spread Recipe

Photo by: Taste of Home

24 Servings
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
2 port wine cheese logs (12 ounces each)
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon milk
2 whole peppercorns
1 pimiento strip
Cut cheese logs into pieces for mummy's head, body, arms and legs; arrange on a serving plate.
In small bowl, beat cream cheese and milk. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert basket weave tip #47. Pipe rows across the mummy, creating bandages. Add peppercorns for eyes and pimiento strip for mouth. Chill until serving. Yield: 1 cheese log.

Mummy candy pots from better home & gardens

The black eyes add an extra spooky touch. Ordinary terra-cotta flowerpots, muslin strips, and some acrylic paint are about all you'll need.
What You Need:
· Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
· 12 1-x-36-inch strips of muslin
· Terra-cotta pot (6 1/2 inches in diameter and 5 1/2 inches tall)
· 2 round black beads
· Stencil brush
· Fluorescent acrylic paint: hot green or orange
· Paper towel
· Candy

Spot-glue the end of a muslin strip to the rim of the terra-cotta pot. Wrap the strip around the pot, spot-gluing in place as needed.
Continue covering the pot with muslin strips, gluing the beginning of each new strip to the end of the previous one. Occasionally twist the muslin during the wrapping process to add dimension, and spot-glue the twist to the pot.
When the pot is completely covered (leave the bottom unwrapped), make a brow by wrapping more strips around the top of the pot. Wrap additional strips around the bottom of the face to give the mummy the appearance of a concealed nose and mouth. Add back beads for eyes.
Dip a stencil brush into the fluorescent paint. Dab the brush on a paper towel to remove any excess paint, and lightly brush back and forth on the muslin until the pot is covered. Allow paint to dry.
Fill the finished mummy pot with candy.

1 comment:

  1. I love the cheese spread!! It looks so real.