Halloween Cake Decorating Ideas for a Spooky, Fun, Holiday

Halloween Decorating Ideas Everywhere you look, pumpkins are decorating front porches and children are getting excited about candy and costumes. Whether you're hosting a party, or just want to surprise your family with a special treat, use these Halloween...

Halloween Decorating Ideas
Halloween Decorating Ideas

Everywhere you look, pumpkins are decorating front porches and children are getting excited about candy and costumes. Whether you're hosting a party, or just want to surprise your family with a special treat, use these Halloween cake decorating ideas to create a fun, seasonal surprise.

Ghost Cake

White whipped cream frosting is just about the only thing you need to create a fun ghost cake.  After putting a base layer on the cake, make larger dollops of frosting swirls around the cake.  Use black icing to make small eyes on the dollops, making it look like ghosts are popping out of the cake.

Pumpkin Cake

Use a bundt cake pan and frost with orange frosting. You may need to shave the cake a bit to create a rounder shape. Roll out green gumdrops to create a stem and leaves for the top of the cake. For individual cakes, use mini bundt cake pans. If desired, use different candy to create a face on the pumpkin.

Pumpkin Cake
Pumpkin Cake

Spider Web Cake

Frost a cake with chocolate glaze, and then pipe concentric white rings on the top of the cake. Drag a toothpick from the center of the cake out to the edge every inch or so. Place some plastic spiders around the cake for a delicious spooky treat.

Spiderweb Cupcakes
Spiderweb Cupcakes

Skeleton Cake

From a 9x13 cake, cut the cake in the shape of a light bulb, which will look like a skeleton's head after you frost it with white icing and use black frosting to make eyes, a nose, and teeth. Place the cake on a platter full of gummy worms to make the kids really squirm.

Witch Cake

Stack two angel food cakes and frost with green icing to make a witch's head. Use licorice, and other candies to make hair, eyes, nose, mouth, and warts. Place a witch's costume hat on the top of the cake to finish it off.

Black Cat Ice Cream Cake

Use a spring form pan to bake a batch of brownies. After it has cooled, top with a pint of softened ice cream.  Cover the whole thing with crumbled chocolate sandwich cookies and make a cat face using gumballs for the eyes and nose, green licorice for whiskers, and a fondant smile. Tortilla chips create the perfect-sized ears. Keep in the freezer until just before serving. No one will mind when this black cat crosses their path!

Halloween is all about fun, and if you're looking for something besides candy to surprise friends and family, a cake is a great treat everyone will appreciate. Get creative and add your own touches to any one of these ideas for a dessert to remember and contact us for all your baking needs.

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