Sunday 26 October 2014

Dark Mark Halloween Skull Cake

Halloween Skull Cake
I've always loved Halloween. It's the one day of the year where it's socially acceptable to be a bit of a goth without anyone batting an eyelid. When I was a moody teenager, I used to stock up on all the skull related paraphernalia to decorate my bedroom all year round. I had a belting pair of skeleton candles.

Imagine my excitement when I found this skull tin in Williams Sonoma for $9 last year!? You couldn't get a kick up the backside for that. This cake is really very easy to make when you have such a fantastic mould to work with.

This one is Nordic Ware (naturally), therefore was a dream to work with. You can use any of my bundt recipes to make this cake, although I would stay away from anything with 'bits' in like dried fruit or chocolate chips, as it will show through on the surface of the cake.
Halloween Skull Cake
The cake is baked in two halves; you simply trim each half to create two level surfaces, stick them together with a bit of buttercream or jam and decorate as desired. I used a simple jam glaze and a bit of green glitter to create this spooky Harry Potter Dark Mark-esque style cake.

The eyeballs are just Halloween chocolates I found in Asda, and the 'guts' around the outside are fizzy strawberry laces. The fascinator was just a nifty way of disguising the join. This really was very simple to make, yet has adequate spook factor to scare a small child (which it did).

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  1. This is absolutely awesome! I love Halloween too, and Halloween baking, and this has to be one of the best I've seen. The fascinator is genius!

  2. I've just got the same pan to make a "memento mori" birthday cake for my daughter - can I ask how much mixture it takes - is it one or two of your standard bundt cake recipe? Thank you!

  3. It has turned out beautifully - I used your basic bundt recipe and can highly recommend that. Thanks

  4. where can i get a cake tin or mould like this please?


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