Halloween is not just about dressing up. It's about hosting a fabulously frightening party and indulging in a bag full of treats.
It's finally cold(ish) outside, so our sweet cravings are at an all-time high. Here’s where we're choosing to get our freak on.
Dude, Sweet Chocolate
The Bishop Arts District chocolatier is doing a hell of a good job making chocolate skulls look bone-chillingly real. On Halloween day, they're frying up coco-crusted pork cracklins.
The gourmet donut shop is dressing up the goods for the holiday. The Grave Digger has crushed Oreos and gummy worms; The Alice is topped with candy corn (a nod to the Cheap Bastard, we suspect) and Little Ghost is topped with a Nutter Butter ghost. Hypnotic Donuts is selling the spooky treats the day before and day of Halloween.
Tart’s spooky iced shortbread cookies — Frankenstein heads, ghosts, tombstones, spider webs and bats — are so buttery and sweet that you’ll be shivering out of joy. The cookies vary from day to day, so order ahead. Jack-o’-lantern faces are available upon request.
The glow-in-the-dark cakes at Mocha Bakery are unlike anything we’ve ever seen. We’re not asking how it’s possible; we just want some for a bloodcurdling Halloween party — especially if it’s in a pitch-black room. Cakes are available now, but if you want to choose your colors, call at least 45 minutes ahead.