I loved making this Halloween cake! I love Halloween and everything it brings with it! From the candy corn to the scarey decorations. Every year I decorate outside for Trick or Treat and was worried about this request as I had so much to get done for Trick or Treat, but I don’t have the heart to turn people away so I planned it out the best I could to try and get everything done as best as possible.
I had to deliver this cake about 45 minutes away so I had to make a good sturdy cake board with a dowel screwed thru the middle to hold everything together. The pumpkin was made of rice crispy treats covered in fondant. I purchased the Satin ice fondant which is awesome to work with. It smoothes very nice in hand. Love the taste as well. The purple held the color very nicely which I was worried it would fade as I have read this could happen in a few sites. I did have the airbrush ready just in case.
I used the airbrush to bring in some shading for the pumpkin to make it look more realistic. I was really looking forward to the spider webs as I mastered realistic webs from pictures on the internet for my home. I paint webs on my front windows every year with glitter fabric paint, so this was pretty easy. I would use a smaller tip next time to make them a bit more realistic looking. It was a bit difficult to get the icing to dangle a bit on the side. The small pumpkins were made of fondant and I used an edible marker to draw the faces on.
The ghosts were done on rice paper and cut out to give a look of transparency. I airbrushed the cake board. With all the decorations on, I was ready to roll. The nice folks I delivered this to were so excited and the next cake they want is a buck with antlers!