Halloween Cake 2013

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

Happy Halloween!

Hallowen Cake | afoodieaffair.com

Halloween Cake Frosting 2013
 
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Recipe type: Frosting
Ingredients
  • 3 cups sifted confectioners sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 tsp. almond extract (or any flavor you desire)
  • milk
  • Food Coloring
Instructions
  1. 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.

 

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