3 Fun and Easy Halloween Cakes

Oct 20

With Halloween just around the corner, I’ve got three new fun and easy Halloween Cakes for you! From candy corn, to skulls, to ghosts – I’ve got you covered! Plus, make sure to check out all of last year’s cakes (linked below) for more spooky, fun Halloween cake ideas.

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3 Fun and Easy Halloween Cakes

Candy Corn Cake

I love how bright and happy this Candy Corn Cake turned out. To be honest, this is definitely more of my style Halloween cake compared to some of the gory cakes.

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Make sure to check out my Instagram video below to see how I did this one.

And then head over to Shop.CakebyCourtney.com to get the striped scraper to help achieve this darling look.

Skull Cake

I think one of the things that has evolved the most throughout my cake journey is my aesthetic. It’s so fun to create over-the-top, whimsical design (especially for Avery’s birthdays), and my jaw always drops when I scroll through feeds of my favorite cake artists and see their imaginative works of art, but I have found that I feel most comfortable and most myself when I stick with more simple, modern, clean looks. They always feel more me.

I love that about cakes and art and all sorts of things we create in life, you can kind of get to know a person by their style of their creations.

I had a totally different design planned for this cake, but as I started down that road, it just didn’t feel right. So I scrapped it and ended up here. And I couldn’t love it more.

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This one is just done with @wiltoncakes black candy melts and @orsongygi chocolate molds (super easy search “skull chocolate molds” on their site). Melt the chocolate, fill the molds, and let set. I then used buttercream to stick them onto the cake.

If you want a slightly spookier look, you could add some red food gels (you know, the kind that you get at the grocery store in the tubes and it’s kind of translucent) to the eyes or mouths of each skull to look like

Ghost Cake

My ghost cake is a new version of my bat cake from last year. To make this cake you’ll need:

  • Candy sticks
  • Edible black marker
  • White fondant
  • Chocolate chips
  • Ghost cookie cutter

To make these ghosts and cake toppers:

  • Roll out your fondant
  • Cut out your shapes
  • Place the ghosts around a cookie sheet to create shape and dry
  • Leave out overnight
  • Use edible marker to make faces on the ghosts
  • Color candy stick with black marker
  • Melt your chocolate
  • Dip your candy stick in chocolate and attach to ghost. Let dry
  • Place ghosts on side of cake with buttercream

More Halloween Cake Ideas

For more Halloween Cake Ideas, make sure to check out THIS post with my Monster Cake, Bat Cake, Pumpkin Cake, Bloody Brains Cake and Striped Witch Hat Cake.

Bloody Brains Cake

Bat Cake

Striped Witch Hat Cake

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Let’s talk stripes! 💚🖤💚🖤 . Making buttercream stripes is actually quite east. Here’s everything you need to know to set yourself up for success: . 💚Apply plenty of buttercream, so you have enough space to use your icing comb and get deep grooves. . 🖤I don’t use my acrylic disk for this technique because the disk gets in the way of the icing comb. . 💚Use a textured icing comb. This one is by @sweettoothfairy. You’ll probably find it easier to start off with a wider spaced comb and then work your way to the smaller stripes. There are also several brands on metal scrapers like this online. I think it’s a size I need to add in my @shop.cakebycourtney scrapee set too 🙌🏻 . 🖤Start your frosting with the darker color. . . 💚After you’ve scraped the cake with the icing comb, freeze your cake for about 20 minutes. . . 🖤Use a knife to clean up the cake board and to remove the excess frosting from the top of the cake (as shown in the video – this is another awesome technique I learned from my friend @annie_bee_cakery for getting a crisp edge if you don’t have a disk or can’t use one). . . 💚Apply your second color with a piping bag that is cut to match the width of the stripe. . 🖤Use your straight scraper to smooth the sides and clean up the stripes. You’ll go around your cake several times to achieve this. And contrary to what I usually tell you, don’t be afraid to apply some pressure as your scrape. You want to scrape the light color away from the dark color as you go. . . That’s all! Who’s ready to try it out? . For those of you who are already pros at stripes, any other tips you want to share with each other??? . . . #cakebycourtney #cake #witchcake #witches #halloween #baking #cakebycourtneycakevideo #cakevideo #cakedecorating #cakedecoratingvideos #video #cakes #cakesofinstagram #cakeoftheday #cakestagram #makingofcake #halloween #buttercreamstripes #stripes #cakeboss #video #purewow #buzzfeed

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