Sweetening Things UP for Gothtober DAY 19

Counting with Countess Von Count…

Today we bring you a selection of recipes in honor of Gothtober’s 10th Anniversary, courtesy of Countess Von Count! Click pumpkin #19 on the Gothtober Countdown Calendar and Drool your way through a superabundance of delectable dishes designed to make all of your sweet tooth dreams come true!

Anyone who knows Vero Lego knows that she is an EVIL BAKER. She is evil in that her creations are always creative, always delicious and ALWAYS irresistible! This year she went right off the deep end in working her tail off making a TON of crazy creepy recipes that you can print out and make yourself in time for October 31st on All Hallow’s Eve!

What’s more, she was able to bring her baked goods in to CraftNight and have an unofficial “tasting panel” at Akbar and people were having trouble eating just “one” of the ghosts (which purportedly contain Nutter Butters™) among other treats. I myself enjoyed the mellow snickerdoodle taste of a “witch’s broom” paired with it’s salty pretzel broomstick. Still others enjoyed “Ogre Toes” and Terry (handsome Akbar watchman) kept sneaking in to eat more cupcakes, which is probably the best endorsement a cook could have. He even took home a couple of monster eyes! The “tasting panel” was very satisfied indeed, and contributed to a

When gentlemen in a gay bar ignore their “boyish figure” to eat home made sweet treats, you know it’s a success! Hat’s off to te chef! Also… if you notice that the Countess resembles a certain puppet vampire from Sesame Street, that’s no accident. The Count, as he is known, was played by Muppeteer, Jerry Nelson, for 40 years before Jerry passed away this year. This counting piece is a lovely homage to a wonderful man, who I had the pleasure of working with in 1995 – 96 on Muppets Tonight. He was also famous for playing Dr. Julius Strangepork, Floyd Pepper (my favorite) and Kermit’s nephew, Robin. Find out more about Jerry’s legacy by visiting the Celebrating Jerry Nelson channel on YouTube. And you can read an essay by Jerry about his career here a the Muppet Wikia.

– Julianna (JP) Parr, Head Candy Corn, Gothtober.com



Day 11: Delicious graveyard, yum.

Gothtober edible graveyardVero Lego’s Hungry Halloween not only gives you recipes for delicious candy ghosts and chocolate spiders — it demonstrates how to create an entirely edible, yummy-sweet action graveyard playset! That’s right, YOU can construct your very own desserty haunted house (is that a load-bearing chocolate wall I just devoured?), make up names for your icing tombstones, put it all together and play ghost-in-the-graveyard in a landscape of macabre, sugary sweetness.*

Get it now!

*Gothtober cannot be held responsible if you choose to consume your scrumptious ghost world in a single sitting, nor are we liable for any ensuing seizures, bouncy spells, comas, crying jags, or annoyance to others.