In the spirit of Halloween, Papa Murphy’s is bringing back their take-and-bake Jack-O-Lantern Pizza for customers to enjoy. Shaped like a pumpkin, this pie is a designed to look like the face of a Jack-O-Lantern, complete with a pepperoni smile and olive eyes. Like the chain’s other pies, the take-home pizza requires only 12-18 minutes to bake at 425 degrees.
Although, if it was up to me, my Halloween-themed pie would have a gaping anchovy mouth, candy corn eyes and cheesy mozzarella zombie blood all over his face. Tasty.
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It’s October. And that means one thing and one thing only. It’s decorative gourd season. More particularly, it’s decorative pumpkin season, and thus the search for some serious orange art begins.
We recently stumbled upon these unique jack-o-lanterns, created by several artists for the group Passion for Pumpkins. Rather than going the traditional route of utilizing only knives to carve spooky shapes, these particular pumpkins were made using only ballpoint pens, oil-based markers, and paring knives.
The process is pretty labor intensive. The artists must first thin out the pumpkin’s skin from the inside and out, in order to make it sheer enough (about a quarter of an inch thick) for the light to shine through, making these works of art a sight to see come Halloween night.
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All right internet, here’s what we’re working with: cats, donuts and pumpkin. You know what to do.
Japan’s Mister Donut – previous purveyor of the “Sushi Donut” – has seriously out-trended itself this Halloween, with a new line of special edition, pumpkin and strawberry-flavored, Hello Kitty jack o’ lantern donuts. By swapping out Kitty’s usual coy expression for an adorably toothy grin, Misdo might have just won itself at least ten – no, fifteen – internets. Plus like two more, simply because #pumpkin.
For 1,000 yen (or about $10 USD), you can also get a specially-themed box of seven of the Halloween donuts, complete with a witchy Hello Kitty plush. Now if only dressing up in a Japanese-themed costume for Halloween were enough to actually get you there, sigh.
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Note: ‘Carving’ might be a little generous here, but considering the size of this thing, we’ll let it slide.
Tired of all those wimpy pumpkin carvings only using one pumpkin? Are you sick of seeing Jack-o-Lanterns restricted to porch steps, all tiny and lit by a single candle? Do you want your pumpkin sculptures to be both intimidating and scantily clad?
Look no further than this beast: a life-size, eleven-pumpkin, light-up Jack-o-Lantern in the form of The Thing from Fantastic Four.
Created by Reddit’s wizardtig, this guy stands at an impressive 6’4″ and is built on a wood-and-chicken-wire frame, towering over all those other sad, tiny Jack-o-Lanterns, probably bellowing in pumpkin-speak, something like, “It’s clobberin’ time!”
Because, you know…it’s The Thing.
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Hickok45, in case you are not one of the 190,000 people who viewed his most recent pumpkin carving YouTube video, is a middle-school teacher from Tennessee who has found a solution to the arduous work of carving a pumpkin. A knife, which makes its way through the shell of a pumpkin at painstaking rates and is a lackluster tool for the purposes of executing perfect circles for eyes, will seem obsolete whence you view Hickok45, otherwise known as Greg. This year, Greg wielded a Colt 1911 and aimed it at a pumpkin to carve out a jack-o-lantern. Really.
Unless you have an offbeat Grandpa like Hickok, or are an expert marksman yourself, I would stick strictly to watching videos on his YouTube Channel. You can learn a lot from Hickok45, things that will make you wish you had a Smith & Wesson to turn the lights off when you are too cozy in bed to get up and use the light switch.
It’s Halloween, and if you’re looking to impress with a cake but don’t have the time to immediately become a professional confectioner, this pre-made Jack-O-Lantern cake will surely do the trick. This decadent dessert was created for Williams Sonoma by artisan baker Sam Godfrey. The cake feature six layers of devil’s food cake, alternating with five layers of chocolate truffle-caramel cream filling.
The outer components are cloaked in homemade orange fondant, the pumpkin comes complete with a handmade chocolate fondant stalk. Shipped frozen and sits 5.5″ in diameter and 5.5″ high, easily serving around 8-10 folks. ($99 @ Williams-Sonoma)