With a whole collection of icing colors, this Kooky Monster Halloween Cake is a fun and colorful way to celebrate Halloween or any October birthday! Using the popular star technique and pull-out star technique, this Halloween cake is a fun one for those who are new to cake decorating and are looking for a fun way to practice the buttercream star. This particular monster cake uses a pony pan, but you can get creative with your monster shapes by using other shaped character pans as well!
Make cookie horns, hands and feet. Prepare and roll
out cookie dough following recipe directions. Use knife and
patterns to cut two feet, one full horn, one half horn and two
hands (reverse one for opposite side). Bake and cool cookies.
Decorate cookies. Prepare royal icing following recipe
directions. Tint portions lemon yellow/golden yellow
combination (for yellow), leaf green/lemon yellow
combination (for green), violet/rose combination (for violet)
and royal blue.
Use tip 3 and violet royal icing to pipe outline divisions on
horns. Use tip 16 and royal icing to cover remainder of horns
with green stars, hands with blue stars and feet with yellow
stars. Let dry 24 hours.
Decorate cake. Prepare buttercream icing following
recipe directions. Tint portions black, orange and violet/rose
combination (for violet). Reserve some white.
Use toothpick to mark mouth and teeth areas. Use spatula
and black icing to ice mouth smooth. Use tip 3 and black
icing to outline mouth. Use tip 3 and white icing to outline
and pipe in teeth. Pat smooth with finger dipped in
Use tip 2A and white icing to pipe a small and a large mound
for eyes. Pat smooth. Use tip 8 and black icing to pipe ball
pupils. Pat smooth. Use tip 16 and orange icing to cover head
and body with stars. Use tip 18 and violet icing to pipe pullout
star hair in random directions. Insert horns into hair. Use
tip 16 and orange icing to attach hands and feet to cake.