Plan A Halloween Party, And We'll Give You An Absurdly Cool And Spooky Cake Idea To Try!

If you're needing a little scary inspiration to boost your Halloween party game this year, you've come to the right place. Find a perfectly haunting cake recipe here!

Playbuzz
Created By Playbuzz
On Oct 18, 2017

Which of these scary greeters will meet your guests at the door?

Choose a level of spooky formality for your Halloween bash.

And what's the overall theme you're going for here?

Pick a spooky tune to kick off your playlist:

What kind of brews will your guests be sipping?

Pick a standard snack to keep your guests satisfied:

And what spooky snack will they be munching on?

Finally, choose a non-cakey dessert to frighten and entice!

Help Me! Cake

Help Me! Cake

This super simple craft will turn a plain white cake into a spooky graveyard scene, thanks to Country Living! But trust us, there's plenty of scary payoff!

What You'll Need:

-Black construction paper, a pair of scissors, and some tape
-Two Skewers
- Fake spiders
- 1 package of Oreos
- Any plain white store-bought cake

How to make it:

1. Cut a pair of scary hands out of the black construction paper. Tape them to the skewers, and skewer into top of cake.

2. Crush oreos, and pile crumbs on top of cake around hands so that they look like they're digging their way out of the ground. You can also sprinkle extra oreos around the base of the cake. Place fake spiders on cake.

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Spiderweb Cake

Spiderweb Cake

For this elegant yet creepy cake from Country Living, warm gooey chocolate is the key to a beautiful Halloween party!

What you'll need:

- Chocolate cake prepared according to package directions.
-Chocolate icing
- 9 oz. bittersweet chocolate
-1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons white chocolate
- A fake spider

How to make it:

1. Prepare chocolate cake according to package directions in two separate round pans. Allow to cool, then cut off the top of one cake. Spread chocolate icing on top of topless cake, then top with the other cake.

2. Create chocolate glaze by combining bittersweet chocolate and butter in a heat proof bowl. Heat heavy cream until just boiling, then pour over chocolate and butter. Stir until smooth, then allow to sit until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Pour glaze over cake.

3. While glaze is thickening, melt white chocolate and pour into piping bag. Drizzle over glazed cake in a spiral, starting in the center and moving outward. Drag a toothpick over the spiral in rays starting from center and moving outward to create web effect. Top with a faux spider.

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Vampire Attack Cake

Vampire Attack Cake

For this gory, yet strangely elegant and absolutely delicious Halloween take on a red velvet cake, you only need a few super simple things thanks to Butter Hearts Sugar. (You even get to use fake plastic vampire teeth to stab it repeatedly, if you need to get out a little aggression.)

What you'll need:

- A red velvet cake, prepared according to package directions
- 600g white fondant
- White icing
- 2 cups raspberries
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice

How to make it:

1. Prepare raspberry filling by combining raspberries, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Cook, until the raspberries begin to break apart and lose their juices. Press mixture Press the mixture through a fine sieve to remove the majority of the pips, return the strained mixture to the pan, Stir, and cook until the filling boils and thickens (about 5 minutes). Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. While the filling is cooling make the cakes. Set aside about 2-3 tbsp for fake blood.

2. Prepare red velvet cake batter according to package directions. Separate into two round cake pans. Bake according to package directions and allow to cool.

3. Cut tops off of each cake, then cut each cake into two even layers. To assemble, pipe a ring of white icing around the top of each layer, then fill ring with raspberry filling, except for top layer. After placing top layer on cake, coat in a thin layer of white icing before covering in white fondant.

4. Place reserved raspberry filling into a squeeze bottle. Use plastic vampire teeth to create bite marks in fondant, then fill bite marks with raspberry mixture.


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Ghostly Surprise Cake

Ghostly Surprise Cake

This spooky cake from Sewlicious Home Decor may look complicated, but it couldn't be easier! All you need is a ghost cookie cutter and some boxed cake mixes to surprise guests with a Halloween visitor!

What you'll need:

- 1 white cake from any box mix, prepared according to package directions in a loaf pan
- 1 chocolate cake mix and any accompanying ingredients needed
- 1 ghost cookie cutter
- Cream cheese frosting

How to make it:

1. Prepare a white cake in a loaf pan according to package directions. Allow cake to cool, then cut into 1 1/2-2 inch slices. Use ghost cookie cutter to cut one ghost from each slice. Line ghosts up vertically in another loaf pan.

2. Prepare chocolate cake mix according to package directions, then pour over ghosts in loaf pan, first on one side, then the other, then the top. Bake according to package directions.

3. Allow cake to cool before topping with cream cheese icing, then slice and enjoy!

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