Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ghost Cake

I am very busy today but I thought I would give you a look at one of my desserts.  I have been making this ghost cake since my kids were tiny.  They love this cake, and, it tastes like a very good wedding cake!

I made a square 8X8 yellow butter cake with almond flavoring.  If you need the recipe just type Celia's butter cake into my search bar.  You cut two angular pieces of of two corners of the cake. Then cut them in two.  Stand the cake up on it's edge and glue in place with butter cream.

Wedge the cut pieces in at the bottom to prop up the cake.  Oh...you need to make one cupcake size piece with the original batter for the head.

Roughly frost with butter cream.

You can make fondant but now you can also buy fondant from Wilton.  I buy it which simplifies things tremendously.  I made it myself for years and this is much easier and just as good.  Roll the fondant out into a large thin sheet.

Drape it over the cake.

Save a small piece of the fondant and use black food coloring to color it.  I am typing with black fingers right now.

Roll the black fondant thin.

Cut out 3 circles using a straw.

Wet the back of each piece and attach to the face.  Stretch one of circles for the mouth.

19 comments:

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

COOL! Do I need to say more :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

That cake is "bootiful" ~ I love it!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Holy sheet! Great cake!

edenhills said...

That is adorable!

Kelly said...

great cake. i bet the kids love that

Patty Woodland said...

I made cupcakes just like that for my goddaughters for a school party once. They loved them. Never tried a whole CAKE though.

Have a wonderful party!

Cuisine de Provence said...

This cake is just fabulous - I fondly remember Halloween, trick and treating in a very small town in Ohio many, many years ago....

Laurie said...

oh my gosh thats so cute!! My grand children would love this!!!

Marina Pérez said...

Oh! I love it, I've never seen something so cute and sweet in my live. :)

Marina

Jan said...

Love it! Just so "boo-tiful"!!!

petoskystone said...

Sweet!

Robin Larkspur said...

That is some scary sheet!

Nellie said...

So, so cute!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Oh how cute!!!!!!!!!

Have a wonderful time, at your Party!!!

"Auntie"

Guillaume said...

I wish I had the patience to bake things like that.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Boo-ti-ful! Looking forward to party pictures! Happy Halloween, Julie.

Barb said...

What a fun cake!

the wild magnolia said...

Good job gal, good job!

The most amazing ghost.....scaryeeeeeee.

Debbie said...

Just stopped in to see how much fun you are having and sure enough....WAY too much fun!! I love the ghost cake...great idea! Happy Halloween if I don't make it back. This hurricane may knock out the power up here. How about your area?