Since my son’s birthday is in the beginning of October, and Halloween is his favorite holiday, it was only a matter of time before he requested a Halloween style birthday. We opted for a Haunted House Birthday Cake.

I found a Wilton Cake pan that was already a haunted house and followed the basic cake making instructions. I made a large batch of homemade buttercream frosting and then separated into smaller bowls so that I could create the colors used on the birthday cake. I used a traditional star shaped Wilton tip for the purple coloring ( main part of house) and a basket tip for the roof, door way areas.

The most important tool I used to keep areas smooth, is a large butter knife and hot water! To add some creative spots I bought a pre-package Halloween candies ( normally for cupcakes) and added them to the cake, and candy corns on the sides.