Friday, March 5, 2010

You asked, and I am happy to oblige.

So why you couldn't find the recipe is because it wasn't really a martha stewart magazine, it was this one. This whole magazine is pure eye candy. Usually there will be a couple of cool things that you would like to make in a magazine but you don't want to fork out the money for just one or two things. This issue is worth every penny. There are so so many ideas that were amazing, I had to borrow the magazine to just show you a few of them. It helps that I love halloween, and halloween parties. enjoy!

So cool!

I love the idea of a clue party. Have people dress up as the characters. They have the whole menu ready for you too. MENU
John Boddy's Bacon cheddar ranch dip
Mr. Green's Tequila line chicken wings
meatbass with Colonel Mustard sauce
Pork and pineapple skewers with Professor Plum sauce
Miss Scarlet punch
Mrs. white's peanut butter truffles
Mrs. Peacock's pound cake Whodunnit? cake

How about a BLOOD -READ. With dramatic readings of poetry and Gothic tales.

And last but not least this awesome cake. I love the crushed pistachios on the outside. Here is the recipe.
Monster of a Cake
1box devil's food cake mix
1box white cake mix
1 tsp. green food coloring
Pistachio filling
chocolate ganache icing
2 cups chopped roasted pistachios
Preheat oven to 350. Spray 4 (9 inch) round cake pans with nonstick baking spray with flour. Line pans with parchment rounds, and spray parchment; set aside. Prepare devil's food cake mix according to package directions. Divide between 2 pans, and bake according t0 package directions. Cool completely. Prepare white cake mix according to package directions, adding green food coloring. Divide batter between two remaining pans, and bake according to package directions. Cool completely. Spread Pistachio filling evenly between layers. Spread Chocolate Ganache icing evenly over top and sides of cake. Garnish with chopped pistachios.
Pistachio Filling
2 (3.4-ounce) boxes pistachio flavored instant pudding mix
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
In a large bowl, combine pudding mix, cream, sour cream, milk, and confectioners' sugar. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Chocolate Ganache Icing
12 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1/4 cup coffee-flavored liqueur (i think this was skipped)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
In a large bowl, place chocolate. In a large saucepan, combine cream, butter, liqueur, and vanilla. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Pour over chocolate, whisking until chocolate is melted and smooth. Refrigerate for 30-45 minutes, or until spreading consistency is reached.

There you have it. I would love to see your results!! If you live close, save me a piece. smile.


JENN said...

We used chocolate syrup instead of the liqueur. We did have to add quite a bit more powdered sugar to help with a whole bag:)

cindy said...

Thank you sooooo much Heather! I actually have that magazine, but the cake your neighbor made looks even yummier. Thanks so much for sharing that! :)

cindy said...

ps . . . I think all that green would make it a perfect cake for St. Patrick's Day, don't you think?

Sonishka said...

Thank you Heather for finding the time and for the effort you've put into this ;-)
I thought how come I dont know this cake from martha's site when before halloween i spent every day checking her site to get inspiration and recipes and would remmeber this one haha.
BUT it' s cool to have another source of awesome stuff through this hoffman mag. I found a link to it, thinking about buying the halloween issue haha

thanks again

Kamin said...

I love reading your blog (I have not ever commented)but I am a photographer at Hoffman!! I love this magazine too...thanks for the shout out.


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Dahlene said...

That Monster Cake looks yummy! Jaron's birthday is on St. Patricks Day, mine is 4 days later. We usually share a cake. I think I may try this one this year. Thanks for posting this.