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Coolest Vampire Birthday Cake 2

by Elodie
(Virginia)

Homemade Vampire Birthday Cake

Homemade Vampire Birthday Cake

I used a round 3” cake pan to make this homemade vampire birthday cake, I can’t remember exactly what size, 18” maybe. This was for a 13 year old’s birthday, so I put red food coloring in the cake mix. A red velvet cake mix would work well also.

I printed a picture of the vampire lips and enlarged it until the width of the lips was the same width as my cake. I cut it out and put it on top of the cake. Using a serrated knife, I carved the lips. I tried to round the lips out gradually so they looked realistic. I used a paring knife to carve out the inside of the mouth indention.

I covered the inside of the mouth in black MM fondant and the lips with red MM fondant. I used a blunt plastic flower making tool to put indention lines into the lips. I cut the teeth from white MM fondant. I used store bought red gel icing for blood & to write.

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Wow
by: Nikki

This is AWESOME! I will be trying this soon I think... maybe just in time for the release of Season 4 of Tru Blood :o) How long did it take you?

Was it hard?
by: Ashlee

Well, that is cool, and i love it, im having a vampire bithday party, and so i have to think what type of vampire cake can i make, and so i looked at this one, and thought this might be hard to make, but it would surely turn out awesome.

vampire cake
by: chris

I was wondering where you found printable lips?? thanks

so so so cool
by: amanda

so cool I wouldn't eat it it's too perfect
I love vampires I would tos get for my birthday cake so f**** aesome.

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Coolest Spooky Halloween Cake 12

by Pang
(Minneapolis, MN)

Homemade Spooky House Cake

Homemade Spooky House Cake

I am a student at Le Cordon Bleu and this is a cake I submitted for a "spooky" Halloween cake challenge we had at school.

It is a lemon pound cake with lemon curd filling and vanilla bean buttercream frosting. I worked on it a total of about 12 hours (includes baking time). My favorite tip for people who have a hard time getting the fondant to lay smooth is this.

Use a turntable. If you have a bench scraper, hold it at a 90 degree angle against the cake and spin the turntable several times to smoothen sides. Then use an offset spatula to smooth the top. Stick the cake in the freezer for at least 10 minutes to harden your buttercream. Meanwhile, roll out your fondant. Laying your fondant on a nice firm buttercream will give you much cleaner edges and a much more smooth surface.

I used a number of tools on this cake: a bead-maker (border), clay gun (witch's hair), cutters (stars, witch's legs), etc.

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Coolest Trick or Treater in Ghost Costume Cake 16

by Crystal V.
(Canada)

Homemade Trick or Treater in Ghost Costume Cake

Homemade Trick or Treater in Ghost Costume Cake

I made this Homemade Trick or Treater in Ghost Costume Cake to look like a little girl dressed up as a ghost. The ghost costume is meant to look like a sheet with eye holes cut out. I used 2 round cakes and one metal mixing bowl and frosted with buttercream in between each layer.

The cake was assembled on top of an upside down casserole dish to add height. The decorations are made out of marshmallow fondant. I placed a rice crispy square inside the treat bag to help give it shape and filled it with jelly candy.

This cake was a big hit at a Halloween themed birthday party.

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Coolest Vampire Cake

by Vicci
(Accrington, Lancashire)

Homemade Vampire Cake

Homemade Vampire Cake

I made this 3D Vampire cake for my little boy who was having his party in a haunted house party room.

I used a large pudding basin for the body and a smaller pudding basin for the head and carved it into a round ball.

I then built up the layers of clothing with fondant icing, used edible glitter on the waste coat. Edible chocolate hearts on the cape.
It went down a storm with his friends!

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cute!
by: leni

Didn't know that vampires can look so CUTE!!!!!

Cool and cute
by: Sarah

This looks brilliant, I am going to try to make this for my little boy Cam's fifth birthday. I'm going to add specs so it will look like him and we'll call it a Campire Cake.

funny stuff
by: erin

that's funny.

cake
by: Anonymous

This cake is just adorable! What in the world is a pudding basin?

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Mummy Cake

by Jessica
(Champaign, IL)


I made this cake for my friend Kara's birthday, doubling as a Halloween cake. I iced the cake with vanilla butter creme icing that I added black food coloring to. I made the mummy's eyes, eyebrows, and wraps out of marshmallow fondant, as well as the name "Kara!". This was my first time using fondant and was a good learning experience, but also simple for beginners in fondant cakes.

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Coolest Mummy Birthday Cake 23

by Stephanie F.
(Brockville, Ontario, Canada)

Homemade Mummy Birthday Cake

Homemade Mummy Birthday Cake

Traditionally for Halloween, but my son loves scary things, so he requested a Mummy birthday cake for his birthday.

This is a double layer 9in round cake (easy) with decorations. I carved out a bit to hold the huge Okey-Dokey gumball (bulk barn) eyeballs, and did ribbon piping for the "wrapping". Smarties for teeth and some red gel for the blood.

Surprisingly easy to do with a steady hand!

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great
by: marissa

That's really great and actually very scary!

Awesome!
by: Mairi

This is amazing! My son is only 2 but his birthday is right around Halloween and I'm sure this idea will make its way to our table one year when he's older! Thank you! It's horrifyingly fantastic!

Yummy Mummy
by: Lisa (South Africa)

i like this cake a lot, especially for mom's who are not the best at baking. what a winner. well done!

amazing
by: chloe

what a great cake I
want to find out how
to make it.

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