Coolest Birthday CakesCake Decorating Contest

Coolest Skull and Bones Mud Cake 31

by Brunilda R
(Garfield, NJ, US)

Coolest Skull and Bones Mud Cake

Coolest Skull and Bones Mud Cake

This Skull and Bones Mud Cake was a lot of fun. This was my first creepy scene so it was exciting to create this vision in my head. I usually take a week or two to brainstorming before I start any cake. Hope you enjoy this cake as much as we did. Here is how i did it?.

Two days before making the cake I started to make my props for my scene. Pile of bones, skulls, trees and blood.

Pile of bone: I used 1 small thin pretzel stick. Cut two small marshmallows in half and placed on each side at both ends of the pretzel (top and bottom) then dip in chocolate and cool. I made about 50. Some to pile on the cake and some to put in a chip bowl.

Skulls: cut bottom corners of a marshmallow to form narrowed chin, make eyes and mouth then dip in white chocolate and cool.

Tree: With small thin pretzel sticks, create a haunted tree (or 2 like I did) using piped dark or milk chocolate as glue to hold sticks in place

Blood: all you need is a 1/3 cup of chocolate syrup and the entire small red food coloring. Enough to fill a cooking syringe.

One day before cake is due.

I used (2) 9" round pans, for this cake. I cut off the top of the cake to form a flat surface. Then I crumble up the excess cake to use for dirt and set aside. I frost heavily and piped a dam around the top edge and bottom edge of the cake with frosting. This will keep the glaze from running down the sides. I poured chocolate glaze over the top of the cake filling the space.

I aligned the sides with my bones in a cross bones fashion all the way around my cake. I then selectively place my props I prepared the night before on top of my cake (a skull, a few bones, trees.) I drop clumps of Hershey chocolate powder around the face(top) of cake and sprinkled the cake crumbs around to create a dug up dirt affect. Splashing the blood over the scene and over a bowl of chips mixed with extra bones would be a nice touch

Blood is not shown in this picture. I thought that the birthday girl would enjoy adding the blood to her scene as she saw fit.

Comments for Coolest Skull and Bones Mud Cake 31

Click here to add your own comments

by: wezzie

hey, this is awesome. pick this cake.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Pirate Birthday Cakes.