Happy Halloween to one and all!
This year I am writing this post and celebrating Halloween here at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina with our youngest daughter and two granddaughters. Rebecca’s husband is nearing the halfway mark of his deployment so while he was away we decided to celebrate a spooktacular Halloween together.
Before I hopped on a plane I made this cake for young Wyatt and Avery, they were delighted with the amount of eyes. Avery oohed (she’s only two) Wyatt gasped and asked if it was Frankenstein. Both of them just had to poke their fingers on the eyes and get a great big dollop of frosting too. Grandchildren just make my heart so happy!
Just thought I’d share this fun cake with you and because it’s a monster cake…it’s made to be messy and easy. You can easily make it today. There are days when I have patience to be particular when I decorate a cake and there are days when I do not-so this is a great no pressure cake, with endless possibilities too.
Supplies that you will need for Easy Monster Cake.
- Cake mix
- 2 cans frosting (orange & brown)
- Candy Corn
- Crazy eyes
- Candy melts
- Orange colored gel
- Piping bag
- Medium size star tip for cake decorating
- Candy Corn
- Halloween sprinkles
- Wax paper
Directions for Cake
Follow package directions for making and baking the cake and cupcakes. I saved out enough of the batter to bake 3 cupcakes and then I used those cupcakes for the 5 monster balls which I placed on top of the cake.
Directions for Monster Balls
I took the three cooled cupcakes and crumbled them up in a bowl, added about one tablespoon of canned frosting to hold them together. Shaped them into 5 little balls and stuck a cake-pop stick into the middle of them. I placed them on wax paper and into freezer while I decorated the Monster Cake.
Once the cake is all frosted it is time to add the finishing touches to the monster balls so just follow the directions on Candy Melt package for melting. Remove monster balls from the freezer and dip each monster ball into orange melt. Before dip sets roll top of monster balls into sprinkles and add monster eyes. Place on wax paper and allow to set before placing on top of cake.
Directions for Decorating Cake
Apply a crumb coating on the cake before decorating.
Put cake in fridge for about 30 minutes to set while filling piping bag with frosting.
Remove cake from fridge and begin decorating.
Using chocolate frosting first pipe around the sides of the cake. I wasn’t particular about this-I just wanted the frosting to look sort of hairy, truly just have fun with it and if you have little hands that want to help go for it!
Using Orange frosting I piped on the top of the monster head with same mindset of messy hair.
Add eyes, and place candy corn around the base of the cake-imagine monster nails or toes!
Add Monster Balls, and the cake is all ready for you and any little or big hungry monsters!
Wishing you a safe and Happy Halloween!