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Gruesome food for halloween

post #1 of 15
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Hi everyone - I am catering a Halloween party for 40 people ranging from 5 to 50 years old. The Kids want the food to be 'gruesome' and creepy - any ideas?
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post #2 of 15
A couple of years ago, my friend and I made "kitty litter cake". We placed the baked cake into a clean litter-pan look-alike (food-grade plastic), then decorated it with sugar granules, colored grey, with some of the granules colored blue-green for the 'flecks' you see in a popular brand of kitty litter. Then we took miniature tootsie rolls, and semi-melted them in the microwave, molded them to look like 'the real thing', and inserted them into the top of the cake. The visual affect was truly gross. :lips:
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post #3 of 15
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ok - I forgot to mention -sugary treats to be kept to a minimum. They want mostly savory and 'healthy' snacks to include fruit instead of cakes etc.
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post #4 of 15
you could make a 'bloody salad', featuring beets
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post #5 of 15
There was a past post on this site which had loads of Ideas. It was a Florida caterer from Boca Raton looking for hi end Holloween ideas. A lot of people gave him ideas. check it out.
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post #6 of 15
Hungarian "Ghoul"osh might be good-just a beef stew with lots of onions, garlic, beef broth and paprika.

You might also try making guacamole or some other kind of dip and serving it in a styro wig stand with the top cut off and hollowed out for a bowl. Arrange chips around the base of the stand.

Stuff celery sticks with cheddar cheese dip and affix sliced almonds on the ends for "witch fingers".

Take black olives and stuff with cream cheese and stick a caper on the end for a spider head, then stick eight long rosemary leaves into the sides for legs to make spiders.

You can make meatballs and plant stuffed green olives in the sides to fashion "eyeballs".

That's all I can think of right now, but if I come up with anything else, I'll let you know.

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post #7 of 15
How disgusting. I mean that as a compliment.

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post #8 of 15

blehhh

It was disgusting. Probably the most unappealing cake I've ever seen.
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post #9 of 15
eyeballs with peeled concord grapes


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post #10 of 15
A plate full of casu marzu.

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post #11 of 15
worms in blood sauce ...Spaghetti in tomato sauce... with skin shavings.... parmisan
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post #12 of 15
A "spider" meatloaf with "blood" topping, and bread stick legs. Do a pizza or Italian flavored meatloaf - or even get creative and do something Greek with feta cheese and 1/2 beef 1/2 lamb... do a tomato sauce for the "blood" on top, and bake 8 bread sticks draped over foil rolls to get the "bend" in the legs.

Deviled egg eyeballs... use food coloring to dye the yolks about 80% red and 20% black. Fill them with red, pipe the veins in black, and top with a sliced olive for the iris.
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post #13 of 15
A whole cauliflower smeared with tomato sauce (brain). Deviled eggs with olive slice irises for eyeballs. Or I guess a cauliflower floret floating in a bowl of borscht soup could be a mini brain in a pool of blood.
post #14 of 15
How about this:

Make a bed of brown rice pilaf and scatter fine broccoli florets and a little parsley. Put on it, just a bit buried, a hand, arm, foot, or whatever molded from firm tofu or pressed gluten, splashed irregularly with a little soy to get a nice old-and-rotting effect. Garnish with maggots made from crumbled feta or soft tofu or the like.

Put a sign on it: "The Enchanted Broccoli Cemetery." :D
post #15 of 15
I have the whole set, as well as a stomach and a lung that I picked up at the Halloween store!!
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