Quick: who’s your favorite Great British Baking Show contestant??
Well, if it’s not Helena Garcia from season 7, it should be.
This self-proclaimed “Halloween lover” found a way to shoehorn spookiness into each baking challenge, bless her witchy little heart.
For example, check out her creations for Biscuit Week (when everyone else was making shortbread):
And look at her cephalopod submission for Roaring 20s Week:
Not to mention her entry for Bread Week, which was an edible cauldron full of pumpkin-shaped loaves!:
Anyway, Helena, the one and only Goth Great British Baker, just released a cookbook that features recipes for charmingly chilling desserts. It costs about $18 on Amazon, and comes highly recommended by my great friend Ruby, guest blogger and librarian!
The book includes recipes for “mummified eclairs, some cinnamon buns that look shockingly like brains, a batch of cookie bats, [and] a scarily impressive haunted tree cake,” according to the Amazon description.
And speaking of the Great British Baking Show, fans will be happy to hear that the first episode of season 8 just dropped on Netflix. So on your marks, get set, BAKE!