Well...The above left is the closest thing to a photo of me decked out for this year's Hallowe'en. Yes, that's a wing. Yes, I'm in black. Yes, there was a black maribou halo that appeared to float in mid air above my head. Yes, there were fishnets and stilettos. Yes, I confused a lot folks in the office.
The response ranged from "you look so cute" to "you look like an angel, but some of that outfit...I don't know" to "are you our guardian angel?" I must admit that scenes from Dogma flashed through my mind today.
Unfortunately, I had a wardrobe malfunction and now I have a broken wing...which adds to the entire fallen angel thing. Am currently looking for an industrial stapler to mend the damage...sigh.
Here's the FAQ:
Q: Did you make the wings?
A: No, I earned them.
Q: How does the halo stay up there?
Q: So, what did you do to become a dark angel?
A: Do you really want to know?
Yes, all questions asked today, some several times. Yes, all answers given.
What you see on the right are my Hallowe'eny treats. Witch fingers. A pal emailed me a link to them and I was revolted and intrigued at the same time. I knew I had to make them:
They are incredibly easy to make and quite tasty. I will warn you that there were two reactions: "How cool is that?!" and "Oh my gawd they look too real--I can't eat them."
- The trick is to keep the dough very, very cold--next time, I'll make the fingers and then refrigerate them prior to baking.
- For scraggly digits, roll the dough to about 0.5-1.0cm diameter--the dough does puff.
- Polish the almonds with black food dye (I used a gel that was thinned with a bit of water).
- The jam I used was a cranberry-raspberry, made even more...bloody...by adding some pinky-red dye. to make it look as if the fingers were severed, dip the non-nailed end into the jam (after baking). Jams with little chunks of fruit are very good for this...great effects.
- If you want really pussy looking infections, try gooseberry or any other pale green jam.
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