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Spooky and seasonal eats
Get a taste of Halloween

10/19/17
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



If you have an appetite for creepy foods or drinks, check out these classes, tastings and cocktail parties.
Join Frederick’s Pastries (109 Route 101A, Suite 4, Amherst) for a creepy crawly spider cake-making class for kids and young adults on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to carve their own pumpkins out of cake. Start with shaping your spider, frost with buttercream frosting and then add the eyes, legs, spots and other finishing touches. Three flavors of cake (golden vanilla, purple velvet or rich chocolate) are available to make the spiders with. The cost is $55 per person. Visit pastry.net/categories/halloween or call 882-7725.
Frederick’s Pastries in Amherst will also host a Mommy & Me Frankenstein cake-making class on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Using one of the same three flavors, participants will use different flavors of buttercream frosting to decorate the face, ears, scars and bolts of their Frankenstein cakes. The cost is $60. Visit pastry.net/categories/halloween or call 882-7725.
Enjoy spooky foods and drinks, costume contests, live music and more at the first annual Monster Mash, held at the banquet hall of Fratello’s Italian Grille of Manchester (155 Dow St.) on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. Enjoy a macaroni and cheese bar, “shrunken head” apple cider, mummy franks (croissant rolled hot dogs), sausage “fingers,” spooky cookies, meat “eye” balls and more. There will also be a “concoction station” of drinks, pumpkin-carving demonstrations and opportunities to win prizes for the scariest and most creative costumes. The cost is $30 per person, with registration required by Oct. 24. Visit fratellos.com or call 624-2022.
The Culinary Playground (16 Manning St., Derry) is hosting pumpkin patch pudding cup classes for kids on Friday, Oct. 27, at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. Participants will create their own pudding cups using chocolate pudding, whipped cream and crushed cookies to layer “soil,” before planting their candy pumpkins in it. Classes are about one hour and cost $16 per person. Visit culinary-playground.com or call 339-1664.
Join The Cozy Tea Cart (104 Route 13, Brookline) for its harvest afternoon tea event on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will include mini tea breads like orange muffins and apple cinnamon scones, as well as cucumber and apricot tea sandwiches, lemon pound cake, raspberry almond bars, a variety of teas and more. The cost is $34.95 per person and registration is required. Visit thecozyteacart.com or call 249-9111.





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