TODAY | October 22, 2013
>>> it's time to take you into "today's kitchen" with a quick lesson in decorative desserts to put everyone in the halloween spirit.
>> yeah, whether the goodies are homemade or store-bought, you can make your own with fun decorating ideas from carrie vincent. she's a judge on food network challenge . hey, how are you doing?
>> fine. right from the witch's cabin, ready to go.
>> i love it!
>> okay, so, you are a judge -- are you a harsh judge when it comes to these kinds of things?
>> they say i'm pretty brutal.
>> are you?
>> you're honest, just tell it like it is?
>> you have to.
>> you have to. what's the point otherwise?
>> what are we making?
>> brutal on you.
>> i know.
>> i've rolled out some paste for you.
>> what is this?
>> that's rolled fondant.
>> get rid of this. being tidy. you take a little stencil --
>> i don't see mine. is this mine?
>> i made it for you.
>> so, you push it down. push it.
>> oh, put it underneath of it?
>> put itnderneath of it. okay.
>> and right around so you're popping the pattern through. see?
>> got it. now what do you do?
>> lift it up and turn it over. grab your brush.
>> grab your brush. i like repeating what you say. where am i dipping into? your colors are over here, kath.
>> oh, wait, i took it off. i shouldn't have. la, la, la, la
>> mine is good, la, la.
>> now what?
>> i hope you haven't screwed up.
>> i have.
>> um, i'm done, so now what do you do? [ laughter ]
>> we don't have time!
>> okay, let me do it.
>> okay, look at mine. how about mine?
>> oh, divine.
>> put some black on it? all right, gosh.
>> not gosh.
>> we're actually --
>> i don't have any paint!
>> it's right here!
>> right here. what are you doing? hers is over here.
>> okay, so, now wipe your hand over it like this. remove this.
>> what are you doing?
>> i'm painting nothing!
>> mine is ruined. now i'm depressed! look at mine.
>> look at mine.
>> now i'm not depressed. that's good, hoda! yeah, i do need a margarita, by the way. all right, then what? so far, it's a disaster for me.
>> but you cut it out --
>> i don't want to cut it out!
>> cut yours --
>> cut this, hoda, all right?
>> that looks like --
>> take this one.
>> take that one. now what do you do with it?
>> put it on the top of your cupcake.
>> okay, i see where that is.
>> oh, this is fun! this is my favorite one.
>> yes. i like this.
>> now what are you doing?
>> now rub a bit of water around the edge of your cupcake.
>> why is that?
>> because we're going to put an edging on it.
>> you two are absolute butchers.
>> i like her! okay, anyway, we're about out of time, how's that?
>> yeah, how do you like that? how do you like that, carrie? almost out of