As Halloween becomes an increasingly popular baking trend, we at BAKO NW thought we’d offer some spooky inspirational ideas to entice your older customers this year – who said Halloween had to just be for the little ones after all?
Pumpkin infused treats are a typically shared during this spooky season and they serve as a delicious ingredient in the majority of bakes. Why not swap your traditional cheesecake flavours for a pumpkin inspired special? Combining lemon and cream cheese with pureed pumpkin will offer a creamier alternative to pumpkin pie. Try adding nutmeg and cinnamon to the biscuit base for some extra Autumn warmth.
Spider web chocolate orange tart
The spider web decoration on this luxurious chocolate orange tart definitely won’t be scaring anyone away this Halloween. Dark chocolate is a must with this rich custard filling, set on top of a hidden blood orange curd, the flavour combination will be sure to get your customers taste buds tingling. Use a combination of melted white and milk chocolate to pipe on the effect of the spiders web for the perfect finishing touch.
Devil’s food cake
We couldn’t think of a better time for your customers to indulge than with a generous slice of devil’s food cake. Known for its tender crumb and luxurious frosting, your customers are more likely to feel like they’re in heaven when tucking into this treat. Serve alongside a sea salt infused cream to cut through this super sweet treat.
Trick or treat truffles
Children shouldn’t be the only ones enjoying themselves on Halloween so why not create some fun trick or treat truffles for the grown ups?
Infuse your chocolate truffles with the likes of chilli, cinder toffee, salted caramel or coffee and let your customers pick them at random in a roulette style selection.
If you’ve got any other festive treats that you’ll be adding to your menu this Halloween we’d love to hear about them on our Twitter!