Jeepers Creepers

In honor of Halloween, I want to share my latest sweet treat with you! I'd been wanting to play around with some more of the recipes from the book "Hello, Cupcake", so I headed to the candy aisle in Target to load up on decorating supplies.

Once I had purchased everything, it needed to be sorted by color. And if there's anything I love in terms of candy, it's BULK and color-coordination! :) Like this:

supplies

These were a new thing for me: candy-coated sunflower seeds. I'd never seen them before, but my recipe called for them, so I enlisted the help of a friend (thanks, Mikie!) who works in an office that shares a building with a bulk candy store.

sunflowerseeds

A lovely friend at my office made a photo-copy of the template for me (thanks, Danna!) and I was ready to get started!! The template would be traced with melted chocolate and the candies would be added to make bugs' bodies.

pattern

BUGS!!! Rather than cupcakes, I decided to make sugar cookies instead.

bugs

There were ants:

ant

And beetles:

beetle

And centipedes (one of my favorites...as a candy, not as a real-life bug):

centipede

There were long-legged spiders:

spider

And trios of ticks:

tick

And the most incredible of all, the SCORPION!!

scorpion

Remember those candy-coated sunflower seeds? Here they are again:

pinchers

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

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