Isa from the PPK posted a Halloween Roundup and gave me a sweet shoutout! Isa is the Vegan MoFo Queen Bee, so I feel like I've just won an Oscar or something! Thank you, thank you! Also featured on Isa's post are Diann's awesome spiderweb soup, Kittee's amazing Halloween sushi, Shellyfish's adorable Skeleton Cookies, and the cutest furry belly ever!
And now as Halloweegan continues, this is my pathetic attempt at making Frankenstein faces (or like Ambrose Monk would point out: "Dr. Frankenstein's monster's faces".)
I made them with the Happy Herbivore's delicious banana bread from her Sneak Peek e-cookbook. The little heads needed to be flat, so I baked the bread in a cake pan instead of a loaf pan. The original idea was to take my time and draw a couple of scars on each face, but that banana bread smelled so good that I just rushed through the whole process so we could eat it already. Gluttons!
To make these you will need to bake your favorite cake or banana bread in a square or rectangular cake pan. But first-sprinkle the top of the cake with 1/2 to 1 cup of green dyed coconut before you bake it. Gently press the coconut down with a spoon or spatula so it sticks to the batter. I don't use food coloring, so these are greened-up with spinach juice. It doesn't taste spinachy. Promise!
Once the cake is baked, let it come down to room temperature before you cut it into squares or rectangles. Some of the coconut will most likely be loose, don't panic, just press it down again after you cut the cake.
Draw the hair, eyes, noses and mouths with melted chocolate chips. (You know the drill, melt the chips in the microwave, pour into a pastry bag, squeeze and draw.) I'm sure whatever you do will be more Frankensteiny than these silly things!