Halloween, a contraction of All Hallows’ Eve, is a holiday observed on October 31, the evening before All Saints’ (or All Hallows’) Day. The celebration marks the day before the Western Christian feast of All Saints and initiates the season of Allhallowtide, which lasts three days and concludes with All Souls’ Day.

The wearing of costumes at Halloween may come from the belief that supernatural beings, or the souls of the dead, roamed the earth. The practice may have originated in a Celtic festival, held on 31 October to mark the beginning of winter.

The Jack-o’-lantern has a long history with Halloween, although our favourite demonic faces haven’t always been carved out of pumpkins.

Their origin comes from an Irish myth about Stingy Jack, who tricked the Devil for his own monetary gain. When Jack died, God didn’t allow him into heaven, and the Devil didn’t let him into hell, so Jack was sentenced to roam the earth for eternity. 
His only possessions were a turnip with a gouged-out centre and a burning coal. In Ireland, People started carving menacing faces out of turnips to frighten away Jack’s wandering soul. When Irish immigrants moved to the U.S. they began carving Jack-o’-lanterns from pumpkins as they were native to the region.

For “trick or treaters” or Halloween parties, why not bake some cakes, cupcakes or cookies, we have all you need to get spooky with it!

We’ve got edible and non-edible cupcake toppers, frightening cookie cutters, terrifying stencils, petrifying cupcake cases and boxes. Something spooky for everyone and happy Halloween prices too!

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