3 Tier Halloween Cake
by Angela Cardoza
I made this Halloween cake for my sister. She had a triple Halloween party. Frankenstein is who she chose, the Mummy was for my 8 year old nephew, and the pumpkin on top was for my 1 year old nephew.
I did make some extra cakes that were small that I placed around. But as they were out of a character pan, I will not describe how to make them just mention to follow Halloween theme. We had a clown, skull, ghost and vampire.
I baked two 8x2" rounds, two 6x2" rounds, and one mini Wonder mold.
Stacked 8" cake with filling and make a green buttercream icing, then covered the 8" cake. Took a round dip and chocolate icing (I used homemade and added black food coloring), and made hair covering top well and making jagged hair line all around.
Next, I stacked 6" cake with filling and covered with white icing and take fondant - I used Marshmallow fondant. Rolled very thin and cut into strips. Then made a black area on front of the cake and covered with strips. (Do not make them even.)
A Mummy does not have straight lined wraps. Some of this can be attached with buttercream icing, you could also use vanilla extract in connecting fondant to fondant.
For the 3rd cake, I took small wonder mold and placed on top using star tip, and covered in orange. Drew face on with the chocolate you used for the hair.
Make sure as you stack the cakes and each layer that you have secured together. I used craft sticks or skewers to help hold them together.
I left some hanging out of the top of the pumpkin and took some white buttercream with a hint of brown (made this thick enough). I used my hands to make the brown and covered the stem. This made it look like some of the bark had come off the stem.
Went back and added eyes, mouth and stitches to Frankenstein and Mummy. I took some marshmallow fondant and made gray. Used this to cover the ends of a couple skewers to make the bolts and placed in side.
Now time to enjoy!
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