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.
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.
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.
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.
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.