We had a Halloween potluck contest at work and of course, I entered the dessert category. When in doubt about what to bake, I tend to lean toward my good ole Tiramisu. This contest was no exception. But this time, I put a spooky twist on things and made my favorite dessert more Halloween-ie :)
I made individual servings of tiramisu topped with a dark chocolate Oreo-style cookie. The theme for my dessert was the song "Monster Mash."
♫ It was a graveyard smash, ♫ they did the mash, the monster mash! ♫
I don't even want to admit how much time I spent preparing all of the 30+ individual servings that I made. I was really hoping that all my work would win me first place in the dessert category... but unfortunately my graveyard smash only got me second place. The sad part of it all was that I never even got to try the cake that beat me, but I did get a picture of it because it was placed right behind my dish. See that big purple monster cake behind my graveyard? Yup, that was the dish that beat mine, just a classic white cake with buttercream frosting. I was told that the judges went back and forth between the tiramisu and the white cake but for some undisclosed reason the classic white cake beat my tiramisu by a hair. Oh well, can't win 'em all...