Believe it or not, I had the idea for a Monster House cake long before the movie came out. We have entered the Halloween cake contest at our local Elementary school every year for about the past 12 years and have won 1st, 2nd or 3rd place every year except for one.
This cake won 1st place, however, I have to admit, it wasn't our best cake. The kids went a bit overboard with the bloody teddy grahams, but they had fun helping. Food coloring certainly makes great blood!
I made the house with a small graham cracker box, having cut the top off. Then I cut off about 3-4" from the tops of the four sides. I cut the front and back more in the shape of a house, then bent the sides in. I also trimmed down the middle, both in the front and back. I taped scrap pieces of cardboard, cut to size, to fill the holes in the middle of the roof and then I covered the whole thing in chocolate icing. Don't forget to cut the jagged mouth before putting the icing on. We used a fruit rollup for the tongue; marshmallows work well for eyes, but this time we used plastic eyeballs and mostly plastic embellishments that we bought at the store. We used gummy worms for eyebrows.
This gross Halloween Cake Design was made for my 13 year old cousin who wanted a Halloween themed party for his birthday. The cake is chocolate with a chocolate buttercream and then covered with fondant. I really had a lot of fun making the parts for this cake. Everything on this cake is edible except for the mice. I ran out of time or I would of tried to make them.
A couple of days before I started making all the parts. I made the eyeballs, fingers, brains, heart and maggots out of fondant. The cake layers were covered with gray fondant to resemble a tombstone with the cracks. I made the top look as if it burst open and as if the cake was made with all these ingredients. I also cut slits all over and placed the eyeballs in them to appear as they were part of the ingredients seeping out the sides. The blood dripped on everything was made from paste and karo syrup.
This cake really turned out pretty awesome if I should say so myself!
This Monster House Cake is my first cake ever, made with bread machine (my cake recipe). I baked three cakes, one chocolate and two vanilla flavors. I filled it with ' Argentinean dulce de leche'. I covered it with a kind of fondant, not real, just sugar and oil but tasty.
I tried to put it like a table cloth and the result was really messy but as the house had to look old and cracked it turned to work just perfect (the cake looked more real than in pictures). Then I marked the bricks, with yellow card stock and sugar dough made the windows and the door.
The tongue was made with the fake fondant dyed, green coconut instead of grass. The roof was made of something similar to the cones we use here for the ice-creams. All the wall was painted not dyed. And the worst part was that my dog ate half of the cake before the party. I almost died, but I managed to cover the damage!