Where better to get inspiration from than Waitrose Kitchen magazine, and with the generous permission from the Editor, we can share these 3 brilliant ideas that are wickedly simple.
1. Witches Hats
Using a bread knife, cut the tops off Askeys ice cream cones. Roll the cones in melted dark chocolate until coated, then leave to set on greaseproof paper. When fully dry, gently dip the circular base of the cone in a little more chocolate and press onto a plain chocolate digestive biscuit. Use dabs of melted chocolate to stick Waitrose Cooks’ Homebaking white chocolate stars onto the cones. Wrap around a piece of strawberry lace, then use a cut piece of liquorice allsort to create a buckle.
Unravel liquorice catherine wheels and cut into thin, 4-5cm strips. Place over the end of a Mikado Milk chocolate stick, then tie them in place with a long liquorice strip.
3. Ghoulish smoothies
Pour a bought or homemade green smoothie or juice (find recipes at waitrose.com) into small glass bottles or jars (try reusing old drink bottles). Cover with a roughly torn piece of muslin, snip a hole in the top for straws and secure with a piece of ribbon.
Styling & recipes (c) Katie Cecil
Photography (c) Lara Holmes