Nocturne activities. (This Saturday October 16th is a major night for the arts here in Halifax with free art events happening all around the city).
We love Halloween, and the following Saturday is October 30th, the day before Halloween, so we are excited to celebrate this year in sweet Gateaux Rose style with all of you (in person or via the internet).
Not only are we going to dress up, decorate, and celebrate, we are also going to have a Halloween Cupcake Raffle. The prize is box of six gateaux rose cupcakes! The winner can pick up their prize the following Saturday at the Gateaux Rose market booth.
Why don't you brew a pot of tea or coffee and invite a few friends over for a dessert date on us (or ration them out over a couple of days and enjoy them yourself ; ).
All you have to do to enter is drop by our market table on the 30th and put your name in the hat. No purchase necessary, just come by and say hello. We will draw at close and announce the winner on the blog Saturday afternoon.
For those of you that are wondering what kinds of cute cupcakes will be available we know we'll have ghostly marshmallow meringue topped devils food cupcakes and spooky black chocolate midnight cupcakes topped with slender black candles. (I am imagining seances and shadowy tea parties with fairy cakes as we speak).
We are still toying with our festive flavour line up, so let us know what you'd love to see at the table in the comments and it just might happen. =)
We will also have some special treats that are perfect for sharing with Halloween guests or giving as favours (and eating right there on the spot at the market too) like bags of cookies and sweet valley apples dipped in rich caramel made from scratch.
We make two kinds of caramel one with fresh cream and butter, the final result is a not too sticky creamy caramel layer that tastes like butterscotch.
The second is made with honey and thick, quality coconut milk which gives a subtle coconut flavour. The caramel is still rich, but a little lighter with bright honey caramel flavour. We'll probably roll some of the caramel apples in delicious toppings too. Oh my! You can see how I could get excited about planning this sort of thing.
For those of you who live across the country, or globe in some cases, we are planning to share some fun new recipes and decorating ideas that you can try at home if you'd like, so stay tuned. =) (We are going to have some mail order give aways in the near future too.) We appreciate your comments, feedback, and suggestions, thanks for sharing.
"C'est L'Halloween, C'est L' Halloween, Hey!"
(Some of you may be wondering why on earth I have posted this song, others will recognise it right away. I think all of us French immersion kids sang this once upon a time when we were wee.)