Cakes and cupcakes are the way to go. You can make 2 cakes or 40+ cupcakes for under 10 dollars in most cases. This should keep everyone pretty happy and you'll look like an awesome chef even though you cheated.
Step 1: What you need...
- one can of white frosting
- food coloring (gel or liquid will work)
- patience and a little creativity.
- clean hands
- ziploc bag in case you don't have any frosting tips!
I made one cake and had more than enough frosting just from one can. You could probably use the leftover for another cake.
You may also choose to get a different color gel for writing or drawing on the cake. This costs very little. I chose a black color to write on the cake. But you can also write with the frosting - just be sure to make it a contrasting color!
I chose not to buy specially made Halloween cake decorations because I'm cheap. But you can if you want! I find this to be just as cute, though. :D