Every Halloween I try and make a cute themed cake to celebrate the most Goolish day of the year! This year, I remember seeing this cute cake on Pinterest and knew right away, this was the cake I was making for Halloween this year. Being a novice at cake decorating, I didn’t want to pick anything over my head, but wanted it to be cute, and something anyone could make.
I would advise against rushing when making this cake. I made the cake at the last minute and frosted it when I thought it was cool enough. When I frosted the cake, it looked like the frosting was bulging out of the layers. I had never had that happen before, so I think it was because the cake wasn’t entirely cool and softened the frosting some. Not to worry though, the cake was only for me (or should I say my friend Emily and her family), and it looked OK in the end. The total story of my life…rush, rush, rush!
I made three 6″ round cakes, and stacked them. I put three wooden skewers in all three layers so the layers wouldn’t slide. I frosted the cake and decorated it while watching the Boston Red Sox become World Series Champions! I guess I’ll remember this cake for quite some time!
I made a regular white boxed cake mix, and whipped up a batch of my frosting, got my decorating candies ready to go, and the rest is a breeze. I use candy corn to make the flowers, Junior Mints for centers, and Duff’s Black Decorating Gel for the dot design.
This is one of the easiest cakes you can make!
- 3 cups sifted confectioners sugar
- ½ cup vegetable shortening
- 1 tsp. almond extract (or any flavor you desire)
- Food Coloring
- With an electric mixer, cream together the confectioners sugar and the shortening. Add extract, and thin with milk "a little at a time", until desired consistency.