I made this Halloween Cake for my Mom and Troy (my brother in law) for their birthdays. It was Halloween time, so what a better cake to make then a "Halloween Theme" cake. This cake was fun to make. My sister made the cakes and of course rolled the fondant out for me, but after that, it only took about 4 hours.
I created a paper stencil for the eyes and cut them out. I used a pearing knife and cut out random post/rails and placed them randomly. The pumpkins were round fondant balls that I used a toothpick to create impressions, placed the brown stem to give them the look of a real pumpkin. The broom, cross, spider and witch's hat were created out of fondant. I piped out dead looking grass to cover the two different layers to blend it in.
The ghosts were made of rice crispy and fondant placed over them to appear that they are floating. The best part of the cake were the bats. They were placed on wire and anytime the cake would move they would flutter around.
Once the cake was completed I sprayed cooking oil for shine and "GLITTER." As long as you don't plan on eating the fondant, use the glitter, it adds so much! I wasn't able to get my Mom involved for this project, but I did have reinforcement from my niece and nephew to complete the cake. We completed the task and was able to surprise "Mom/Gram." I would have to say, the best part of making a cake is putting a smile on someone's face.
Every year I make a Halloween Birthday cake for my son. Last year was a 3D zombie. This year he couldn't make up his mind so I combined a few Halloween basics and put them all together! I baked 2 cakes in bundt pans and stacked them on top of each other to make the pumpkin. I removed pieces of the cake for eyes and a surprised mouth with a shot glass. I frosted it and put battery operated tea lights in the holes.
I used toothpicks, black licorice and green hostess snowballs to make a spider crawling on the pumpkin. I also used a snowball for the stem of the pumpkin. The ghost is made of rice krispie treats and covered in fondant. I used candy corns and licorice for the face. I even threw a few gummy worms on the pumpkin as if they were crawling out of its brain!
This is a Halloween cake I had made for my middle son, his birthday is in October. I used a regular sized cake pan and a bundt cake pan. I put the bundt cake on top of the regular size cake more towards either end of the cake. I frosted the entire cake with green frosting.
I then smashed up Graham crackers and sprinkled them all over the cake. For some reason in the picture the Graham crackers look yellow but it was actually brown. Next, I put a fake plastic hand coming out the center of the bundt cake, then I just started putting the candy worms, eyes, and bugs all over the cake. I bought one of those long candy snakes that you always see at the video stores to wrap around the cake and hand.
Lastly I squirted candy blood all over the top portion of the cake.