This super simple dessert was inspired by the darling spooky eyes you see in the photos.
Our youngest daughter, Lauren, saw them in our local craft store and HAD to have them!
I had no clue what I was going to do with them, but they were too cute to pass up.
It didn't take me long to think of several ways to use them!
One afternoon while Charley and Ford were at school, Lauren and I baked a quick batch of my favorite boxed brownie mix . . . Ghirardelli Double Chocolate . . . in a cast iron skillet.
While the brownie was cooling, I whipped up a batch of scrumptious cream cheese frosting (recipe below), and then piped long, sweeping ribbons (Wilton's Decorating Tip #150) across the top of the brownie. There's no right or wrong here. Your goal is to pipe ribbons from left to right and right to left. A little over-lapping helps it look like mummy wrap. It's super easy and fun . . . and my Littles and neighborhood kids LOVED it!
Lauren helped me nestle the spooky eyes on top . . . and voila, you have a fun and festive mummy dessert.
You could use this same technique on top of cupcakes to make mini mummies for a classroom party or Halloween gathering.
It's such a fun time of year to create and bake! I hope you're taking time with your family to have a little fun in the kitchen, too!
Happy Halloween baking!
cream cheese frosting
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1/2 cup butter, room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners' sugar
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In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment,
blend together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract.
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