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These cookies are used to make our Haunted-House Cake. For cookie dimensions: Photocopy the haunted-house template at 125 percent. Photocopy the spooky tree template at 100 percent. Photocopy the door, tombstone, and triangle stand templates at 100 percent.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2008


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  • flourmaid
    26 OCT, 2013
    this will take you to the house the tree and the extras XX
  • ShaunaO
    10 SEP, 2013
    I really want to make this cake for a Halloween Birthday Party this year but I can't get the templates. Does anyone know where I can access them?
  • heatherward7
    30 OCT, 2011
    My sugar melted great and turned amber colour but it won't harden...... why.......
  • angar003
    30 OCT, 2010
    The sugar was a real challenge, but after reading the comments about putting the heat higher I turned the sucker up to 1 notch below high and guess what?? After a few excruciating moments of thinking I was going to get crystals again I noticed an amber color beginning. I stirred the sugar so that it would rotate to the bottom where it was burning and therefore turning amber. I have an electric stove if that makes a difference.
  • chefdelamaison
    14 DEC, 2008
    I have been successful and unsuccessful with the windowpanes. Cook it at a higher heat/flame and it will quickly turn amber colored. I have used this for my Xmas gingerbread house this year! Good luck!
  • chefdelamaison
    14 DEC, 2008
    I have been successful and unsuccessful with making the windowpanes. Cook quickly it at a higher heat/flame and it will quickly turn to an amber color! Good luck!
  • stephani26
    28 OCT, 2008
    i dont know what Im doing wrong, I cant get the sugar mixture to turn amber and then it turns back to crystals again, I wish i knew the correct temp. to stop cooking this. Everything else so far has been fun and easy!

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