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Halloween Homebodies Cake


It?s got something to make everyone feel at home, sort of! Tombstone cupcakes, black color flow haunted house and a 2-layer cake trimmed with wrought iron fences and flying bats. Home, Scary, Home!
Makes: Cake serves 54; each cupcake serves 1.
Skill Level: Medium

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Step 1

At least 2 days in advance: Make color flow house. Tape pattern to a cake board and cover with waxed paper. For easy release, spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray, wipe with tissue leaving minimal residue. Outline all areas using tip 2 and full-strength color flow. Flow in using thinned color flow in cut parchment bag. Let dry. Cover top 2 in. of 2 Lollipop Sticks with full-strength color flow. Attach sticks to back of house leaving 2 in. extended at bottom. Let dry.

Step 2

Also: Mold 12 candy tombstones in cookie pan. Use painting method to add black details; let set. Fill cavities half full; chill until firm and unmold.

Step 3

And: Cover base board. Prepare Chocolate Fondant and tint black. Cut 3 cake circles to 11 in. diameter and tape together. Cover with fondant rolled 1/8 in. thick. Reserve remaining black fondant.

Step 4

Bake and cool 1-layer 6 in. cake, 2-layer 8 in. cake (trim each layer to 1 1/2 in. for a 3 in. high cake) and 2-layer 10 in. cake (4 in. high). Tint 54 oz. fondant orange. Prepare cakes for Stacked Construction and cover with rolled fondant. Stack cakes.

Step 5

Using patterns and toothpick, mark fence around 8 in. cake and bats/crows/scrolls around 10 in. cake. Using tip 3 and buttercream, outline fence; outline and fill in bats and crows (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 3 violet scrolls. Pipe tip 5 bead bottom borders on all cakes. Bake and cool cupcakes; ice smooth and add sprinkles. Attach tombstones with icing. Position around cake. Insert house in cake top.

*Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown.

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Orange Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

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White Candy Melts® Candy

Black Candy Melts® Candy

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Dark Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy

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6 x 2 in. Round Pan

6 x 2 in. Round Pan

8 x 2 in. Round Pan

8 x 2 in. Round Pan

10 x 2 in. Round Pan

10 x 2 in. Round Pan

Standard muffin pan

Standard muffin pan

Haunted Manor Halloween Baking Cups

Haunted Manor Halloween Baking Cups

4 in. Lollipop Sticks

4 in. Lollipop Sticks

Cake Circles

Cake Circles

Cake Board

Cake Board

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Drawing compass

Drawing compass

Craft knife

Craft knife

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Scissors

Waxed paper

Waxed paper

Toothpicks

Toothpicks

Tape

Tape

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Tissue

Ruler

Ruler

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

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