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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Witches Fingers Halloween Madness Tip#2

Witch Finger made out of marzipan, pistachios and melted red chocolate

Another great halloween tip is making spooky witch fingers out of marzipan. As an artist I have always enjoyed making candies for parties out of marzipan and I have been known to make some pretty 'risque' ones for birthdays and bridal showers! By tinting the marzipan with food coloring, I was able to make a variety of flesh tones, my favorite being green! You should be able to do this easily by mixing or kneading the food coloring into the marzipan. I used a small thin knife (like an Xacto) to get some of the flesh creases and I simply balled up some marzipan to make the finger warts. Pistachios make excellent finger nails!

The hardest part is melting some candied red chocolate which I bought at a craft store like A.C. Moore or Michael's (the colored chocolate is usually in the baking/cake decorating section next to the chocolate molds.) As you can see some of the chocolate was over-cooked to get that textured crunchy look and thats exactly how you want it for a bloody cut off finger. Its just that easy! Try it!

If you're interested in a custom order contact me as I may begin to sell boxes of these treats on Etsy!

Before They Were All Eaten

Reader Comments (4)

1)crazy cool and really gross looking
3) xoxoxoxo <3

October 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersteph

oh my goodness. wow these look SO good.
nicely done!

part of zee dress: http://isabellawhitney.blogspot.com/

October 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterisabella

these are the absolute grossest candy in the world but they tasted amazing!!! Man, I love Halloween...

you got me this time, Steph!

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstainboy

Thats utterly disgusting but oh soo cool..lol
Great job! Your very talented. I think I'm addicted to your blog. I love crafts, beading, and I love vintage clothing and jewelry and your blog has all this, and more.
Keep up the great work!!

November 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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