DIY Vintage Paper Mache Candy Buckets

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey The years before I turned 8 years old (and felt to be cool I had to collect my Halloween candy loot in a pillow case), I carried a homemade candy bucket just like these. Mine was a creepy pumpkin, the color faded from bright orange to a... Read More »

Candy Corn Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

by Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey The first step to making popcorn balls is this recipe. The marshmallow “glue” is your baby step into making those with hot sugar! I added the candy corn because I love it and it seemed fitting for Halloween. Pretzels and peanuts are fun additions too. Basically, just... Read More »

Vintage Halloween Party Inspiration (VIDEO)

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey When I was 13, I had my first innocent and lackluster make out sesh with a boy named Tom. We were both dressed in handmade costumes, (Tom’s more elaborate than mine) at a campy Halloween party and The Monster Mash was on repeat. This vintage-inspired Halloween Party... Read More »

Moon Cakes

Recipe and Photography by Chia Chong (do yourself a visual solid and follow Chia on Instagram) Styling by Libbie Summers  Tomorrow (October 4, 2017) is Mid-Autumn Festival Day! Help us celebrate the day by making moon cakes! The Moon Cake is the special food of the Mid-Autumn Festival. On this day, people sacrifice moon cakes to... Read More »

Homemade Tootsie Rolls

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey First Photo by Cedric Smith Photography The first cool female pastry chef I became aware of was Gale Gand. She made approachable desserts that were also next level. She also taught me how to make tootsie rolls. I’ll take that over any intricate sugar work any day.... Read More »