Even though I’m always all about candy (like Paul Rudnick
! In today’s New York Times
!), I’ve decided to take a little break
to salute alternative Halloween treats. Notably, the holiday-themed cookies and cakes at Bouchon Bakery
. The TKOs—Thomas Keller Oreos
—are now bat-shaped, with orange crème frosting (the black cocoa in the cookies makes them exactly dark enough to be bats). Sebastien Rouxel
, exec pastry chef for TK restaurants has also decorated a big, fat pumpkin cupcake with enough airbrushed orange fondant to look just like a mini pumpkin. And then there’s the Fughedaboutit (I know, not a typical T. Keller name), a Rice Krispie treat with layers of sensational caramel, milk chocolate and fleur de sel. The pumpkin logo on the foil wrapper makes is just enough of a nod to the holiday to make it my new favorite thing for Halloween.