Fetus + Pumpkin = Fetalkin

Last night was my friend Erin’s annual pumpkin carving party, I think this might be the first year I actually carved. Probably because I could not join in the tasty bevies so I had nothing else to do. Chris and I could not decide on what to carve on our pumpkin for the life of us until the idea of the baby came to mind. I summoned Hope to draw from memory what she had seen on the ultra sound pictures and Fetalkins was born. Fetus + Pumpkin = Fetalkin.

I can’t wait to light this baby up Friday night for all the neighborhood to see. Some people at the party thought I carved a jelly bean and one person even suggested it was a motorcycle but once I pointed out all the features and especially the little umbilical cord that goes up to the cord of the pumpkin it was all clear.

Other favorites of the night included my friend Dave’s Satan hearts the USA pumpkin with an upside down cross. Ya know satanic jokes and pumpkin carving never get old, especially since he and I had been singing a little Iron Maiden “Number of the Beast” earlier in the evening. Hope carved an amazing Biggie smalls, my blurry picture does not do it justice. Neil made a glitter and pom pom covered pumpkin and carved Zatarans into it to make fun of Hope, which was a hilarious inside joke.

Chris and I tried out a new and exciting recipe to take to the party that was a big hit, truffles. We made a white chocolate gingersnap batch as well as a dark chocolate Oreo cookie batch. The recipe was so super easy, a little messy, but really easy. Plus with my new Cuisinart I chopped those cookies up in a jiffy.

1 pkg. (1 lb. 2 oz.) OREO Cookies, finely crushed, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
2 pkg. (8 squares each) Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted

MIX 3 cups of the cookie crumbs and the cream cheese until well blended. Shape into 42 (1-inch) balls.

DIP balls in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover melted chocolate can be stored in tightly covered container at room temperature and saved for another use.) Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.

REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm. Store any leftover truffles in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

For the second batch we just used Gingersnaps instead of Oreos and white instead of semi-sweet dark chocolate.

What did you carve into your pumpkin this year? Did you even carve one?

14 Responses to “Fetus + Pumpkin = Fetalkin”

  1. Jen

    I really suck at pumpkin carving. I blame it on the fact that I didn’t carve on for the first time until I was 23. We probably will carve at least one for the boys but I’ll leave it to the husband. Probably just a scary face.

    Those truffles look yummies!

  2. creativegoddess

    I was watching the Pumpkin Carving Competition on FoodNetwork last night.

    One of them had carved something that reminded me of a fetus. I decided this is what I would do this year and then I get your Twitter!!

    Hells bells. Now what am I going to carve??? 😀

  3. Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club

    Jen I feel your pain, I am not so hot at pumpkin carving either. I mean people thought Fetalkins was a motorcycle afterall.

    Creativegoddess I totally think you should carve a fetalkin, I want to see what another one looks like. They are kind of creepy and awesome. I must find that show on Food Network and watch!

  4. Average Jane Crafter

    Heavens to Betsy! I don’t know if I’m totally stoked or horrified!

    Kidding. This is rad!

    I had friends with whom I hosted pumpkin carving parties every year in college and LOVED it. I miss it! Need to start that back up again …

    And Creativegoddes – I watched that show last night, too! Food Network Challenge is one of my tv weaknesses, and last night’s was one of my

  5. Chris

    Twas Oreo and the slithy toves,
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe,
    All Oreo were the borogroves,
    And the Truffles outgrabe

    Beware the Truffles my friend,
    They will surely make you fat,
    Beware the Maltesers,
    And shun the frumious kitty-kat.

    He took his mighty tongue in mouth,
    Long time his sticky foe he sought,
    Until rested he by the

  6. QuirkyDolls

    I hesitated at first but……..since I see you get the creepiness of it, I thought the carving looked like a dead bug with its feet in the air,…..an ad for RAID!

    Enjoying your blog 🙂

  7. Model Citizen aka Bonnie Rue

    Those are some wicked pumpkins indeed! Your Fetalkin is creepy, adorable, & does resemble a motorcycle a bit – I think that just speaks to who that little Fetalkin would grow up to be.
    Im a big fan of the Satan's USA pumpkin as well. creepy cool!
    We are carving our pumpkin tonight. I'll post pics in the mornin'.
    I think we're going to roast the seeds with a

  8. Average Jane Crafter

    Pumpkin Seed Brittle!?!?!?!?!?!

    Hot dang! I need to see that. I loves me some pumpkin seed … ANYTHING. When I worked on the college newspaper, we called pumpkin seeds “crack.” I’m sure the profs wondered what we were talking about when we said we needed to make a crack run ….

    mmmm …. crack ….


  9. Haute Chocolate

    I tried to do a Barack O’Lantern, but I got distracted while watching TV and cut off an essential part of his nose. I had to rebuild it using pins and leftover pumpkin scraps, so I have a Michael Jackson/Obama hybrid now. It’s a little creepy, as you might expect.

    Julie and I enjoyed your class last night!


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