With the spookiest day of the year arriving tomorrow, I thought I would get into the mood by showing you a few tutorials on the creepy cakes I have found on the (spider) web!
Everybody loves facts, here are a few of my favourite facts from RandomHistory;
Mexico celebrates the Days of the Dead (Días de los Muertos) on the Christian holidays All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2) instead of Halloween. The townspeople dress up like ghouls and parade down the street.
Halloween celebrations in Hong Kong are known as Yue Lan or the “Festival of the Hungry Ghosts” during which fires are lit and food and gifts are offered to placate potentially angry ghosts who might be looking for revenge.
Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was one of the most famous and mysterious magicians who ever lived. Strangely enough, he died in 1926 on Halloween night as a result of appendicitis brought on by three stomach punches.
Not sure if I would like to try this last one but, according to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween, he or she will see a witch at midnight!!
Having a look around there are some great tutorials on making some spooky cakes for your creepy party!
This cake from the Cooking Channel is a great example and looks so cute! I think you could make a few miniature ones of these and line them up they would look great! Use a Tangerine for the Pumpkin and the Christmas Green for the stalk (you could even buy our Halloween Set of 3 Paste) If you could make Halloween adorable I think these would fit the theme perfectly! These would also be great for a baby shower with a Pumpkin Patch theme!
This next cake from The Cake Blog is a show-stopper and think you would need some skills to make this, however there is a great tutorial if you would like to give it a try. The Sugarflair Lustre dusts in Silver Sparkle or Satin Silver would be perfect for this, as well as using the Primary Yellow Sugarpaste. If you wanted to you could even try it out using an Airbrush kit!
For those that are cat lovers, there are these great little Cat Halloween Cupcake toppers from Craftsy, I think these have to be the cutest Halloween cupcakes I have ever seen! There is a super detailed tutorial on how to make them using things you probably may have around already such as; orange, green and purple sugarpaste, edible glue and a knife tool.
Some great inspiration for this year if you have everything in, if not some great ideas to remember for next year and remember, “Eat, drink and be scary!”