Years ago, when I was a stay-at-home mom with young children and a nagging drive to create something interesting, I sought to satisfy this impulse by decorating the food I made for special occasions with whimsical designs. At the time, any design on store-bought pastries and food was generally conventional and boring.
One year for Halloween, I made jack-o-lantern cookies.
Halloween jack-o-lantern cookies I made and decorated (circa 1969).
I also made jack-o-lantern cakes.
Halloween jack-o-lantern cakes I made and decorated (circa 1969)
Have a Happy Halloween!
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