Boo-tiful Halloween Cake

filed under: Miscellaneous on October 1, 2010

I have been thinking about this particular cake for about a month now, but just never felt good enough to make it. Well, I am feeling better and better everyday, and I suddenly had the urge to tackle this cake!

Ahhh! Is it scary or what?

I kid.

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I have made a cake similarto this before, but I really wanted to attempt ganache again. I wanted to see if I could make it shiney and beautiful like my culinary hero Ina Garten.

I did. But then I used waaaaaayyyyyy to much and it got allgloppy.

 

Ganache

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But now for the fun part.

Or, the “boo” tiful part.

I tried a brand new recipe for a sweet marshmallow buttercream to make some whimsy little ghosts on my cake.

 

Frosting

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I used a bit of my glaze icing and added some scary expressions to the ghosts.

Ok, ok, so they arent scary. My kids even laughed at me.

But I sorta liked them.

The super scary and halloween inspired inside is red velvet.

I gotta tell ya, I was on the HUNT for a good red velvet. I didnt want one the burned your eyes out it was so red, (we all know I can make those) I just wanted one that would taste good.

What I discovered was that a good red velvet cake needed to have a few key ingredients to be yummy. Cocoa, buttermilk, and vinegar. If you have some variation of these ingredients, you will have a decent tasting cake!

I used a version of this one on Food Network.

Red Velvet Cake

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And there you have it! A boo-tiful and fun cake that is sure to be the hit of any Halloween celebration!

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  • Suzanne says:

    Very cute. I will have to experiment to make a vegan version of those adorable ghosts! I don’t get the attraction to red velvet cake though. That is so much food coloring, which does not have a good flavor. I think a dark chocolate cake under all of that white covering would be much more appealing, aesthetically & gastronomically.

  • Catherine says:

    I’m confused. Did you use the white marshmallow frosting to frost the cake and make the ghosts. If you did then you would have to double the recipe to make both? How did you make the ghosts? Piping?

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