Coolest Jack Skellington Cake

I have never made a decorative cake before, this was my first. My son loves Jack and I thought this Jack Skellington cake would make for a great 5th birthday cake. I came online and found this site.

I started with two circle cakes and two rectangles. I stacked the circles and laid the rectangles about two inches from them. I trimmed the ‘body’ to look skinny and used the extra cake to make his neck.

I used chocolate icing as the filling in the middle of both stacks. Then I used homemade buttercream icing (I honestly don’t know the recipe because I just kept adding things until it tasted good) and iced all the body. After the body was iced I used Oreo cookie crumbs and a piece of paper to design his jacket. I then iced his head and used Wilton black icing to do his mouth, eyes and nose (I dipped my finger in water and pressed the mouth, eyes, and nose after to get a cleaner look).

The piping on his jacket was tough; once I realized is would roll off the cookies crumbs instead of stick I had to spray a light mist of water to make the cookie crumbs sticky. Then the piping stuck. His bow is cut out of paper with some icing on it.

It was a huge success and I have remade it about 3 times for other people.

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9 thoughts on “Coolest Jack Skellington Cake”

  1. Loved, loved, loved this cake and I made it for my son’s birthday at his request. This was by far the best looking one I found to try and copy and while mine wouldn’t win any prizes, it certainly won approval from my 3-yr old. I even received a request to make one for my friend’s Halloween party later this month – thanks!

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  2. Our son’s birthday is the day after Halloween and this year we are having a costume birthday party!
    He LOVES Jack Skellington and this cake will be excellent for his party!
    Thank you for the idea!!

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  3. My 9 year old cousin had a birthday a week after Halloween and she wanted a costume party with Jack Skellington as the theme. She requested her cake to be Jack Skellington so I did my research and found this site. This idea was great. I made the cake and it came out great! Thanks!

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  4. I love Jack Skellington. My granny always makes me a b-day cake but doesn’t know anything about Jack Skellington. This is so helpful, and it looks really good. Thank You!

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  5. your cake is the best I’ve seen I’m actually looking for one now so you have inspired me to get a Jack cake for my 14th b day

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  6. This is great! my son was half-named after Jack Skellington, and my husband and I are trying to find a great jack-faced cake for his birthday. This is perfect!

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