I made this cake for my sister's Halloween party. I baked two 6x2 round pans for top, red velvet cake with vanilla pudding dyed red so when they cut cake looked like it was bleeding. Bottom layer I made 9 cups of white cake batter. Dyed 4 cups black and 5 cups orange, with checked pan set ur got from pampered chief I poured the colors in to the spots according to the directions. I have to take with the basic buttercream icing dyed blacked then I used black fondant over the cakes, I measured around the cake and cut that length plus 2 in wide of orange fondant to go around it. for the decorations of the cake I used wilton candy molds and meltable candy and used sugar cookies for tombstones. I used a small amount of black icing dye in a basic.sugar cookie recipe for the gray. The coffin that the skeleton is in I made by using a metal coffin shaped cookie cutter and filled it with melted chocolate about 2 mins in fridge take out and scoop out the middle leaving it hollow, then put back in for another 5 min. Then fill with black buttercream and place half of a candy skeleton in it. I used melted chocolate to make candy peices stick to cake and put tooth pics in cookies while they were still hot. Wrote on cookies with buttercream icing
This homemade haunted graveyard cake was made out of two devils food chocolate cakes and I made a chocolate fudge frosting with coconut mixed in. I put a thin layer between the cake then coated the cake with it.
To create the dirt on top I used toasted coconut, crushed almonds, and crushed thin mint cookies. This gave it both texture and color. The trees are made of blue licorice cover in milk chocolate, I was looking for black licorice but they didn't have any at the store. However I think the chocolate actually worked better because it gave it a thick barky look to it. They were held in place with toothpicks.
The tombstone were made with thin mint cookies covered in white chocolate (delich!!!) The fence around the cake is mini stick pretzels covered in white chocolate. NOTE: Don't put those in until the last minute. I made the homemade haunted graveyard cake the night before and put them into the cake then and they were soggy the next day from the moisture of the cake. The pathway was also made from drizzled white chocolate.
The action figures I purchased at ToysRus. I was originally gonna make it Scooby Doo but they didn't have any so I just picked up some scary characters.
I made this graveyard cake for a friend's mom. She was turning 50 and I came up with the idea for a grave symbolizing her youth. I looked for so many ideas on the net and got many ideas from many places including this site and threw it all together.
I bought the fencing from a craft store and used jewelry wire to go around the fencing. I bought the shovel from Walmart, it was actually in a toy. I made the sign from construction paper and a tooth pick and used chocolate chip cookies for the dirt near the grave. I cut a small rectangle out of the cake to look like it had been dug up
After it had set in the refrigerator over night so it would be easy to cut and not get crumbly, I used butter cream icing for the grass, border, flowers and wording. I bought the grave from mighty dollar and scraped "Over the hill" off of it because it didn't go with the theme.
I haven't made many cakes but I thought it turned out well. Even though I didn't spell her name right. But she still loved it!