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Witch Cake Stand

Isn't the internet wonderful?  I can't imagine not having a computer and the internet.
I was looking around one day and came across the cutest witch cake stand.
I knew I had to make it.

You will need these materials to build the cake stand:
One 12 inch wood round,
one 2 inch x 7 inch dowel,
three witch shoes.
small pieces of 1/4 dowel, 
Gorilla Wood Glue.

My husband glued and screwed the pieces together for me and then I proceeded to decorate the stand with Halloween scrapbook paper, buckles, ribbons and fringe.

My inspiration is from Crafty Sisters. They have a great tutorial on their site.


Now on to the Butternut Squash Soup

  • 4 pounds whole butternut squash (about 2 medium), halved lengthwise and seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/4 stick)
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion
  • 8 fresh sage leaves
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds, for garnish (optional)

Heat the oven to 425°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the squash pieces cut-side up on the baking sheet. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and brush all of it over the tops and insides of the squash halves (alternatively, you can rub it on evenly with your fingers). Season generously with salt and pepper. Roast until knife tender, about 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, peel, core, and cut the apple into medium dice. Cut the onion into medium dice. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the apple, onion, and sage, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 7 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
  3. When the squash is ready, set the baking sheet on a wire rack until the squash is cool enough to handle. Using a large spoon, scoop the flesh into the saucepan with the sautéed apples and onions; discard the skins.
  4. Add the broth, water, and measured salt and pepper, stir to combine, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, stirring occasionally and breaking up any large pieces of squash, until the flavors meld, about 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cream.
  5. Using a blender, purée the soup in batches until smooth, removing the small cap (the pour lid) from the blender lid and covering the space with a kitchen towel (this allows steam to escape and prevents the blender lid from popping off). Alternatively, use an immersion blender. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve garnished with the pumpkin seeds, if using.
Have a great week!  Halloween will soon be here.

Here's some of my other Halloween decor:
Spook-tacular Buffet-
 Gathering of Witches -
 The Witches Have Landed

Linking up with the following blogs:
The Dedicated House  for Make It Pretty
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire me Tuesday
 Ivy and Elephants What's It Wednesday

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Hello, welcome to LifeandLinda. I am from Northern California. I enjoy blogging, Designing Blogs, Decorating, cooking, entertaining, gardening and clogging. I hope you enjoy your visit.
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  1. Those are adorable cake stands! Did you fashion the hat, too? It is so much prettier than the usual witch black.
    Have a great week, Linda.

  2. You are so creative!
    And I love apple in squash soup..

  3. Great ideas that turned out really cute with the witches shoes and all. I have a recipe for squash soup that is great as well, but does not have apples added in. Love the picture of the pumpkins!

  4. Oh dear Linda, you are so talented! The witches cake stand is awesome and the cute Halloween images in movement; I wouldn't know how to make that, than the witches stand, lol...And you cook too!... lady of many talents.
    Have a great Halloween.

  5. That is adorable! You are quite talented. We made a butternut squash and apple soup the other night and it was so delicious.

  6. Too cute! You really have fun with Halloween!

  7. That cake stand couldn't be cuter! Where did you get the witch shoes for it? Were they already cut out? I love how you decorated it. I am drooling over the cake too - love the colors on the inside and the way you frosted it on the outside!

  8. Wow Linda, you and your hubby did a great job on the cake stand! The soup sounds warm and comforting, too.

  9. The cake stand is so stinkin cute and looks great on your table! The soup sounds wonderful too. Happy Halloween Linda. xo

  10. You are such a creative girl...it is just adorable....everything!

  11. That is so cute- you did a wonderful job on the details! I'm sure you will enjoy using this for many years to come! The soup sounds good. I had pumpkin cider soup yesterday and it was a real treat! Thumbs up to hubby for his part in the cake stand too!

  12. Hi Linda, hope you are feeling better. Your cake stand is fabulous. You did such a great job with the details and your hubbies help putting it together. You are one talented girly!! Thank you for sharing the soup too. It sounds so delicious.
    Hugs and Happy Halloween!

  13. Linda, that is so special and so pretty. I love that you have such fun with Halloween and you are so talented. Love the ring around the rosie skeletons!..I bet that soup is so good..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  14. How fun, Linda! Very creative & unique...love the trim & colors you used.

    I grew up with an Irish mother who said it was bad luck to ever put shoes on a table...wonder where that superstition came from??? I remember she would caution us not to even set a shopping bag with a brand new pair of shoes, still in the box, onto the table. LOL Oh the memories this brought back!! LOL Thanks!

  15. ooops...forgot to say 'thank you' for the soup recipe, too. We LOVE soup around here, as there is a definite chill in the air now.

  16. Oh oh.....I don't think my comment went through...Anita

  17. I loved this post Linda! Your cake stand is awesome and the butternut squash soup sounds like a real winner! Thanks for giving us a party in a post Linda.

    Blessings & bliss, Edie Marie

  18. Adorable witch stand, Linda. And I'm going to look into the soup. I have a squash sitting on my kitchen counter!

  19. Wow, that's so strange! I left a comment the other night but it didn't go through. I was wondering at the time because it seemed to take so long so I copied it just in case. Here it is - sorry, it's so late, Linda.

    Your cake stand is so fun, Linda, and looks like it took a lot of time to make! How fun that your hubby enjoys doing these things with you :)

    I love the soup too. I just bought a butternut squash and that looks like the perfect way to use it. I just noticed your witch cake as well - those fingers are fabulous!! Such a talented lady you are! So much fun laughing with you last night, WW - you are awesome!


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