It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the spookiest time of the year with scary skeleton cakes and grinning ghosts.
The best way to celebrate Halloween is with a Halloween bespoke cake. This year, we’ve created several terrifying cakes that will make you scream at the top of your lungs.
Whether you want a full-on, terrifyingly delicious cake or something simple that will make your friends scream in terror, we’ve got some ideas for you!
Spooky skeleton cake:
Your guests will love this one because it’s not scary in a bad way, but rather in an “Oh my gosh, I want to eat the icing off of that cake” way. We recommend using chocolate-flavored fondant or royal icing to make the skeleton’s face and hands, as well as some chocolate-flavored buttercream frosting around the edges of the cake. If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you might also want to try out a new technique on this one: we’ve heard of people cutting out their eyeballs and using them as decoration!
Black chocolate cake with green icing:
This classic gothic cake looks as though it has been made from the darkest chocolate and decorated with green icing. The edges of the cake are decorated with small spiders, taken from the classic story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Pumpkin bat cakes:
These cakes are made using a traditional pumpkin shape, and a bat motif, which makes them look like an evil witch made them! They come in four colors: orange, black, white, and red. They also come in two sizes: small and large.
Spider web cakes:
These cakes are made using a traditional spider shape and come in five colors: black, white, blue, green, and purple. They also come in two sizes: small and large.
Frankenstein bespoke cake:
This bespoke cake will be made to your exact specifications—from the color scheme to the design of the face on top of his head! The top layer is decorated with chocolate ganache and edible eyeballs. It’s an amazing treat for any gothic literature or horror movie fan!
Spider cake pops:
These cake pops are made from our classic vanilla cake recipe, topped off with a spider web of white buttercream frosting. They’re perfect for any Halloween celebrations!
Scary graveyard cakes: vanilla flavor with chocolate
The spooky theme is perfect for a Halloween cake! The vanilla flavor will make your guests feel like they’re walking through a graveyard, and the chocolate lava is a great way to add some flair to the cake’s design. Use colorful fondant icing to draw skulls on your cake to make it even better!
Volcano cakes: chocolate lava
If you want something even more intense than a graveyard cake, try using chocolate lava instead of regular frosting! It’ll give your cake an exciting look that people won’t forget in a hurry. You could also use a different fondant color for the icing if you want to give it an extra pop of color.
Snake shape cake: pumpkin flavor, cheese cream
A snake cake is always fun because it looks like something from the wild—and who doesn’t love snakes? This particular shape also works well with cheese cream on top—it gives off an eerie glow that captivates your guests’ attention.
Halloween devil eggs:
If you’re looking for devil eggs, we’ve got some great ideas! You can make them out of chocolate or cream cheese frosting with the addition of edible red food coloring. We recommend using black jelly as the center of each cake—it looks incredible when it’s all red!
Evil eyes cakes
These have existed since ancient times, so they’re bound to succeed at any party or event! You can use sugar paste or fondant to create these designs on your cakes, but if you want to stick with something quick and easy, try using jelly instead! This will make them easier to apply than anything else on this list, so if you’re looking for something super simple, give this one a try first!
If you’re looking for something more terrifying than evil eye cakes, try making your monster cake! You’ll need lots of blood-red decorations like candy corn or jelly beans, plus some chocolate pudding or brownie mix. Once everything is mixed together, spread it onto the top of your cake in any shape.
Jack O’ Lantern Cake:
This idea is a classic—and we love it because it’s so easy! You can buy your regular round cake recipe and then add carved holes in it around the top where the candles would be lit (if they were lit). Then add some green food coloring to whatever color frosting you want on top.