5 Spooky Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Whether you’re aiming for cute or creepy, you can bring something new to your Halloween party with these tasty themed desserts from Calgary bakers and chocolate makers.
Looking for more interesting fare this Halloween than the usual mini chocolate bars? If you’re hosting a Halloween gathering, these five Calgary confectioners have the treats covered – now the tricks are up to you.
Macarons from Ollia Macarons & Tea
Ollia Macarons & Tea has created three varieties of delicate French macaron for its Halloween collection. The Yummy Mummy is its classic raspberry macaron dressed up in a mummy costume, Worms ‘n Dirt has wiggly gummy worms hiding in cookies n’ cream, and Frankenstein’s chocolate mousse will melt in your mouth. All the flavours are gluten-free, and are available until Halloween.
Doughnuts from Jelly Modern Doughnuts
With a themed variety tray including vanilla glaze, vanilla buttercream, chocolate buttercream and vanilla/chocolate-dipped doughnuts, Jelly Modern Doughnuts has something for everyone. You can also join them on October 26 for its free children’s party. Starting at 10 a.m., don your costume and drop by for Halloween storytime, doughnut dipping and crafts. Individual spooky doughnuts will also be available for purchase. Email or call ahead to sign up.
Cupcakes from Crave
Crave Cupcakes has a variety of Halloween treats including regular and mini cupcakes with festive icing, specialty cupcakes with three monster designs to choose from, and werewolf cookies available in purple or grey. If you’ve got a lot of guests to feed, Harry the Monster comes as a full-sized cake, and sandwich cookies are available with Halloween sprinkles. For do-it-yourselfers, Crave offers a monster cupcake baking kit with six cupcakes and two tubs of buttercream icing.
Chocolates from Cococo Chocolatiers
Take a bite out of these delightfully creepy chocolate skulls, which come in white and milk chocolate. Cococo Chocolatiers also carries pumpkin-shaped lollipops, chocolate bars with Halloween wrappers, a hand-painted witch, and chocolate wafers to hand out to trick-or-treaters. All are available at their Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut locations.
Cakes from Yann Haute Patisserie
This devil cake, dubbed Cak ‘odemon, offers a playful twist on the old favourite red velvet, combining it with pumpkin pie and gingerbread crust. Decorated with devil’s horns, it is available in individual and six-person sizes.