Halloween Cakes

Looking for an eerie dessert for your Halloween party? Below are two quick ideas for decorating a simple store bought cake. If you are a baker, of course you can make the cake yourself! These techniques are fairly straightforward and if your skills are like mine, sloppy cakes are perfectly acceptable on a trick or treat party table! 

Say It With Cake posted a great tutorial on making their Bloody Halloween Cake using candy melts and food coloring. There's red velvet inside their cake. You can stick any number of accessories into these cakes includes a handy knife which you can later use to cut the cake! Since my theme this year involves toxic waste,  I'm adapting this design using white chocolate ganache tinted with green food coloring and green cake inside for a Slime Cake!


The Cake Blog posted this fantastic Cobweb Cake, which was incidentally featured on the cover of the October issue of Country Living. The secret to making the cobwebs? Melted marshmallows that are cooled and stretched out by hand. And you can easily make a spider out of black fondant!

BONUS IDEA: Here's a great idea from Country Living Magazine. Their site features an article called 19 Bewitching Halloween Cakes which includes this Ouija board cake (imagine cutting that with a triangle planchette). They provide the artwork which you upload to Cake Art and order the design printed onto a thin frosting sheet for $5. Once you get that, you plop it on a standard 9 x 11 sheet cake and you are good to go. This cake requires a little extra planning but couldn't be easier.