A Walk in the Park—Halloween Treat


By Marty Halverson

Garden Park may be a +55 community, but there are lots of little folks running races on the greens or playing hide and seek in the natural grass that surrounds the garden plots. I’ve seen them hitting croquet balls, eating ice cream cones and turning cartwheels for adoring audiences. I’ve heard them laughing and shouting, then blowing kisses as they wave good-bye, with a honk and a fading, “After while crocodile,” echoing in a Daybreak breeze.

These are the neighborhood grandchildren. They might be hoping for a Halloween treat. Want to stir up something spooky? Here’s a recipe that haunts me:

Ghost Cake With Glowing Eyes

Bake a cake in an oblong pan.

When cool, dump out of the pan carefully onto a tray.


Now cut off two corner pieces to create a rounded ghost shape.

The two extra pieces will become arms.


Use white meringue type frosting from a box to glue the arms on the sides of the cake.

Frost the cake.

Use black licorice for the mouth.


Now the spooky part:

Break an egg, dump out the insides, and place each 1/2 eggshell (open side up) for eyes.

Soak two sugar cubes in lemon extract.

Place sugar cubes in egg shells, and light them with a match.

The eyes will glow.


Now, that’s a tricky Halloween treat!

Marty Halverson and her husband Dee are residents of Garden Park. Marty writes other stuff, too, which you can read at TravelinOma and HeritageAssociates. Visit her website: Marty Halverson

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