Oct 29, 2013

Spooky Cakes, kinda

I'm all mixed up on my Holidays.  I've been helping Miss M on her Christmas ornament project, (if you missed that post you can see it here).  I've been planning Thanksgiving and trying to decide if we should skip the turkey and just do a big 'ol Mexican meal because I really love Mexican food way more than I love turkey and stuffing. And, I still have unfinished Halloween projects sitting in my living room. I'm thinking those projects just might not get done by Thursday.  But good news, I did manage to get some Halloween cakes done!

We decided to make some Halloween cakes and cupcakes on Sunday.  The twins and I made several colors of marshmallow fondant on Sunday and then Miss M made the white fondant yesterday.  And, after the fondant was set we went to work on the creative process.  That's my favorite part.


I'm sad to say the cupcakes got eaten before the camera came out but the cakes are still around.  They were pretty simple to make, I didn't think to take step-by-step photos but here's a brief explanation of what to do in case if you want to make your own.


Franky Cake

supplies needed:
1 Cake, baked in a bread loaf pan (we made chocolate - yummm!)
buttercream frosting
Green, black, white and orange Marshmallow fondant (see recipe link below)
Toothpicks
rolling pin and a clean surface

Step 1:  generously frost your cake with the buttercream frosting and let it sit for a bit so the frosting firms up a bit - you don't have to do this, I just like to because I don't like my fondant sliding around.

Step 2:  Roll out a large section of green fondant and lay it over the cake, trim off the excess and save trimmed pieces

Step 3:  Roll out the black fondant and cut a jagged edge into one side for the hair.  Then lay the black fondant over green fondant making sure that the cut hair lays over what would be the forehead of  Mr. Franky.  Trim off any excess fondant and save

Step 4:  Make some "bolts" by wrapping fondant around toothpicks and place them into the sides of the head like shown.

Step 5:  Add a green nose and some little green warts.  Then add on the black mouth, stitches and eyes.

And, that's all, Mr. Franky Cake is done!



My Mummy Cake

supplies needed:
1 Cake, baked in a bread loaf pan 
buttercream frosting
Green, black, and white Marshmallow fondant  (see recipe link below)
Rolling pin and a clean surface
Pizza cutter

Step 1:  generously frost your cake with the buttercream frosting and let it sit for a bit so the frosting firms up a bit - you don't have to do this, I just like to because I don't like my fondant sliding around.

Step 2:  Roll out a large section of white fondant and using your pizza cutter, cut long strips of fondant and lay them over your cake.  Put some of them on angles and layer them so it looks like a mummy wrap. 

Step 3:  Flatten out two medium circles out of green fondant and place on your cake.  Then flatten two smaller pieces of black for the pupils and place those on top of the green circles

Step 4:  Continue to add more white fondant strips as needed and then trim off any excess pieces.

Ta-da!  Done!

Ok, so some quick tips:
-  Marshmallow fondant is fun to work with it, it's just a little bit of water, marshmallows and powder sugar.  You can get a great, detail, tutorial on how to make it here:  Marshmallow Fondant  I don't use the corn syrup or the lemon extract, but you could

-  When you are ready to knead the fondant, cover your hands in a light coat of Crisco.  It will still stick to your hands but not as much. 

- Keep powder sugar close by so that you can continue to add more as needed

- You can divide up your fondant batches, I made three different colors out of one batch

- To get fondant to stick to fondant, use a teeny-tiny bit of water between the layers.  The water, once it hits the sugar and marshmallow, acts like glue - it's pretty awesome!

1 comment:

Nikki said...

These are SOOOO cute!