Thanks to several viral Reddit posts, baker and photographer Christine McConnell has gained widespread notoriety for her amazing self-portraits and incredibly intricate dessert recipes. From hyper-realistic fruit baskets made of cake, to edible and creepy monsters, McConnell’s baking projects have always erred on the creative (and deceptive) side.
This year, McConnell decided to ring in the Halloween season with some Hocus Pocus-themed treats that are so delectable, they might actually resurrect the Sanderson Sisters with their deliciousness. And, fortunately for every Disney fan/aspiring baker out there, she’s actually divulged the recipes so you can recreate them at home!
First, McConnell created an edible version of the Sanderson Sisters’ cottage in the woods.
The house is made out of chocolate cake, with a buttercream frosting coating.
McConnell placed small, battery-operated lights behind the cottage windows, which were constructed using glass candy.
The cottage details were made out of meticulously-crafted cookie strips.
The result? A stunning (and yummy) replica of the cottage in the movie.
McConnell also created a “Pumpkin Spice Billy Butcher Sundae,” inspired by the film’s token zombie.
McConnell crafted a zombie torso and tombstone out of cookies, and then proceeded to paint the highlighted portions with royal icing.
She then used black, powdered food coloring mixed with vodka to accentuate the shadows.
Don’t worry — she didn’t forget Billy’s coconut hair!
McConnell then used the cookies as toppers for her homemade pumpkin spice ice cream, complete with modeling chocolate pumpkins and a shredded wheat broom.
Overall: a pretty impressive (and sugary) Halloween feast that will appeal to pop culture ghouls and nostalgia goblins alike. You can find McConnell’s full recipes on Genius Kitchen.
Now, if only I actually had enough patience to make one of these …