Halloween kicks off the season of indulgence, and it just so happens that National Cake Decorating Day falls in October, too. Our sweet tooth can’t ignore this delicious convergence, so we’re celebrating all things cake, Halloween style. Get some spooky and sweet inspo for your upcoming All Hallows’ Eve bash!
Halloween Candy Cake
Incorporate your favorite Halloween confections into a cake that’s sure to be a hit with the kids (and grownups). Use your leftover candy and make it the day after (as if you all need more sugar!). Recipe and how-to HERE.
Mummy Mini Cupcakes
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Serve these spooktacular mini mummies at your Halloween shindig. Pipe white buttercream stripes and top with candy eyes for that classic horror look. Recipe HERE.
Monster Bundt Cake
If you’re pressed for time or if elaborate decorating isn’t your thing, this fun bundt cake is for you! The bundt pan gives the cake a pretty shape and makes it look like you really tried, and let the kids go wild with neon frosting and candy eyes. Instructions HERE.
Candy Corn Layer Cake
Love it or not, candy corn is a Halloween staple. This cake is cute and delish no matter which camp you’re in. Just check out the colorful layers of fall colors! Recipe HERE.
Make your own haunted cemetery! A yummy chocolate cake base and chocolate buttercream make the dirt, and tombstone molds and candy melts form the gravestones. Recipe and method HERE.
Vampire Attack Cake
For the grownups! Your guests will be screaming with delight at this over-the-top ‘bloody’ red velvet cake. Recipe and instructions HERE.
Ouija Board Sheet Cake
If you’re serving a crowd this year, whip up this spooky ouija board sheet cake. Use your favorite recipe or use this one HERE, and have a local bakery print the image on a wafer with edible dye.
Not for arachnophobes, this lacey web and spider cake can deliver delicious creepy crawlies and heebie jeebies. Recipe and decorating instructions HERE.
Wow your family and friends with this colorful jack-o’-lantern cake. A simple pumpkin-shaped sheet pan works all the magic here, and you can let the kids decorate the face with orange and black candies. Recipe and instructions HERE.
Little Ghosts Cake
This boo-tiful cake is playful and sophisticated with that shiny chocolate ganache and homemade marshmallow buttercream ghosts. Recipe HERE.
Be inspired by one of these frightfully adorable cake designs or get creative and come up with your own! Visit your local craft store for some great Halloween-themed cake molds and decorations and have fun making spooktacular treats!