Three years ago I made my wife a cake like this Jack Skellington Cake for her birthday. I got a request for another the other day and here it is. I was curious to see if my skills improved. I think they did.
I made a base of chocolate cake with grey buttercrean frosting and did a faux fondant finish.
Jacks body is 4 layers of 9×13″ pans stacked with buttercream and covered in fondant. The final color was added with my new toy, an airbrush. It was my first try at it.
His neck is pastillage I made, then rolled onto a cylindrical can and dried. Jack’s bow tie is also pastillage airbrushed black with a fondant bat head.
Jack’s head this time is rice krispie treats covered in buttercream and fondant, then hand painted with black edible paste.
I made a couple of pages on a website I run showing the steps I took. Soon I will add a write up explaining better.
Hope you like it!