Now that October has arrived, my attention has been completely devoted to all things Halloween! Whether you are into scary or cute, it’s such a fun time of year, especially when it comes to Halloween cake design ideas, such as these deliciously evil villain cakes or these black cat Halloween cupcakes.
Be inspired by these incredible and frightfully delectable Halloween cake designs for your next holiday sugar project!
Photo via Bluprint instructor Erin Gardner
Spooky splatter Halloween cake
Bluprint instructor Erin Gardner from Wild Orchid Baking Company created this simple and elegant spooky splatter Halloween cake for The Cake Blog, perfect for the upcoming holiday! To resemble air brushing, Erin creatively utilizes a spray bottle to achieve a similar effect and varies her technique to produce the various designs. See the full step-by-step instructions for additional images and tips.
Check out more of Erin’s innovative cake decorating techniques in her Bluprint class Simply Stunning: Hand-Stamped Cakes to add designs and patterns to your upcoming projects.
Photo via Kidacity
Haunted house cake
This absolutely amazing haunted house cake by Kidacity was created for her son’s spooky birthday party. Every little fondant detail of this three-dimensional cake is impeccably constructed and the vibrant colors chosen truly bring this inanimate object to life! In addition, lights were added to the top windows and when presented, dry ice seeped out of the bottom of the cake to resemble spooky smoke.
To learn the basics of cake sculpting, check out the Bluprint course Cake-osaurus Rex with Catherine Ruehle for the necessary techniques to designing and carving a cake, as well as the foundation of structure building.
Photo via Bluprint member Blue Sheep
Zombie head cake
To say this Zombie head cake by Bluprint member Blue Sheep is awe-inspiring is an understatement! The zombie head was carved out of cake, then some of the more prominent facial features were formed out cake pops batter and the entirety was covered with fondant. The incredible details are achieved with a combination of hand-painted and airbrushing techniques. The presentation was further enhanced with the gravestone made from rice cereal treats attached to a board and covered in fondant. Check out all the specific details and additional photos at Blue Sheep’s project page.
Photo via Bluprint member That Baking Girl
Halloween wafer paper cake
This astonishingly beautiful Halloween wafer paper cake was created by Bluprint member and cake artist That Baking Girl as part of the course Delicate Wafer-Paper Cakes with Stevi Auble. The three tiers were covered in black fondant to resemble a chalkboard. The bottom and top layers were carefully adorned with wafer paper flowers in a variety of colors, while the second tier was painted to resemble chalk. The fondant topper was amazingly modeled to display the main characters of the popular animated Tim Burton film The Nightmare Before Christmas. Make sure to check out more marvelous Tim Burton-inspired cakes if you are a fan of this genre.
Photo via Bluprint member Redhead1946
Happy Halloween pumpkin cake
This adorable Happy Halloween pumpkin cake by Bluprint member and cake artist Redhead1946 is so playful and fun with a vintage feel! The cake was carefully carved to resemble a pumpkin, then covered with fondant and airbrushed to give the creation depth and an antique look. Additional ornamentation, inclusive of the retro party hat and shoes were molded out of gum paste and allowed to dry thoroughly prior to being added to the cake. Check out the entire collection of happy pumpkin cakes created, including flying witch toppers, on Redhead1946’s project page.
If you are new to fondant, make sure to check out the Bluprint course The Wilton Method®: Decorating with Fondant with Beth Somers to acquire the basics of covering a cake with this medium and essentials to adding embellishments.
Photo via Lynlee’s
Jack-o-lantern costume party cupcakes
These fondant Jack-o-lanterns are ready to party with their variety of Halloween costumes! Each pumpkin is decorated with the traditional eyes and mouths, then dressed up in recognizable Halloween-themed outfits made entirely out of fondant. The cupcakes are covered with textured fondant to add further dimension and further embellished with some fondant candy, perfect for trick-or-treaters! The full tutorial for each design is available in the book Sweet & Unique Cupcake Toppers.
Practice your fondant modeling skills to create additional characters in the course Cake Topper Techniques: Figure Modeling with Anne Heap.