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10 Frighteningly Fun Halloween Cake Decorating Ideas

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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

📷: Cookies & Cups

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

📷: Food Network

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

📷: Cupcake Diaries

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

📷: I Am Baker

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.

Graveyard Cake

📷: The Honey Blonde

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

📷: Butter Hearts Sugar

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

📷: Delish

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. 

Cobweb Cake

📷: Country Living

Not for arachnophobes, this lacey web and spider cake can deliver delicious creepy crawlies and heebie jeebies. Recipe and decorating instructions HERE

Jack-O’-Lantern Cake

📷: Wilton

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

📷: I Am Baker

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!