Seriously, it’s how I have lo look at things in order to realize that it’s FALL and yet it’s SNOWING here. Talk about exotic.
In any case, here is a quick post showcasing last week’s “big” project: my Darth Vader jack o’ lantern! I hadn’t made one since I was little and although it isn’t perfect, I thought it was pretty funny, despite the perpetual side-eye he threw me all weekend long. Thank goodness he’s in the trash now.
Bet he never saw that coming.
Also, the initial reason I bought a pumpkin was so I could make some nice, spicy pumpkin cupcakes. Alas, I was not aware that jack o’ lantern pumpkins are basically hard and fleshless (rookie mistake, fo sho) and that it’s actually impossible to find canned pumpkin puree in Finland (but I do hope someone proves me wrong!). I ended up making these carrot cupcakes, although I didn’t have half the ingredients so I had to do some major improvising (ex. replacing the crushed pineapple with some homemade apple jam, walnuts with crushed cocoa beans, etc).
They’re pretty good. And rather pretty, I suppose! And you get the added health bonus of those disgusting cocoa beans my boyfriend and I just can’t seem to get rid of!