What a thrill and honour that The Scared Book won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Crystal Kite Award! It was announced on the 1st of June, but it still gives me goosebumps just thinking about it! You can read the list of winners throughout the SCBWI 15 regions here.
As I reckon food is important to any celebration, how perfect are these goosebump bites?
The basic chocolate/coconut ball recipe is pretty standard and very kid-friendly - you'll find it on a number of places on the internet. It's a packet of Milk Arrowroot biscuits blitzed to crumbs, 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup desiccated coconut all mixed together, to which is added 1 tin of condensed milk. Roll into balls and coat with extra coconut.
To decorate as monster goosebumps, add three eyes. I used the things in the photo, adding pupils to the polka dots using the icing tube. This bit gets a bit fiddly! You might have better ideas for what works for eyes - let me know! When you are done, place in the fridge for about 1/2 an hour - if you can wait that long!
Cheers and bon appetit!