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6 frighteningly fantastic Halloween desserts

Pastry chef Elise Strachan of My Cupcake Addiction shares a feast of frighteningly fantastic Halloween dessert recipes from her new cookbook 'Sweet! Celebrations.'

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Halloween-inspired treats: Frankenstein cheesecake and 'slime'-filled spiders

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Frankenstein Cheesecakes
Elise Strachan:6 frighteningly fantastic Halloween dessertsFrankenstein Cheesecakes. TODAY, October 27th 2016.
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Slime-Filled Spiders for Halloween
Elise Strachan:6 frighteningly fantastic Halloween dessertsSlime-Filled Spiders. TODAY, October 27th 2016.
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Eyeball Milkshakes for Halloween
Elise Strachan:6 frighteningly fantastic Halloween dessertsEyeball Milkshakes. TODAY, October 27th 2016.
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Zombie Brain Cupcakes
Elise Strachan:6 frighteningly fantastic Halloween dessertsZombie Brain Cupcakes. TODAY, October 27th 2016.
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'Light Up' Chocolate Brownie Pumpkins
Elise Strachan:6 frighteningly fantastic Halloween desserts'Light Up' Chocolate Brownie Pumpkins. TODAY, October 27th 2016.
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Witches' Cauldron Punch
Elise Strachan:6 frighteningly fantastic Halloween dessertsWitches' Cauldron Punch. TODAY, October 27th 2016.
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Bonus decorating tip: How to make bleeding candles

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You'll need: White and black pillar candles; red candles or sealing wax

Here's how:

1. Use a warmed spoon to scrape out a portion in the center of each pillar candle. Make it about 1 inch deep, but leave 1/2 inch around the outside edges.

2. Place the pillar candles onto a sheet of parchment paper.

3. Light the red candle or sealing wax and allow the wax to dribble onto the pillar candles, pooling a little in the center, dripping over the edges, and eventually pooling a little at the bottom.

4. Trim the wick so it's not more than 1/2 inch long.

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