As if the ?dead? tree stump with haunted face isn?t scary enough, why not add branches and a base cake loaded with creepy, lurking surprises. Here it is! A cake highlighted with Wacky Witch and Scary Ghost Toppers. Spiders, bats, pumpkins icing decorations hanging from gnarled tree branches and a Halloween feeling to the old haunt.
Assemble tree 3-4 days in advance using royal icing. Cut Styrofoam cone to about 10 in. high. Cut wooden dowel rods into various lengths; position on waxed paper to form connecting branches and attach with royal icing. Let dry.
Attach cone to center of separator plate with royal icing. Ice eye and mouth areas of cone smooth. Push dowel rod branches into cone to create tree shape. Cover branches with tip 18 strings. Pipe tree roots and cover trunk with tip 32 and royal icing. Pipe tip 32 eyebrows. Attach chocolate eyeballs, icing decorations and candy on tree and around trunk.
Ice 2-layer cake smooth in buttercream. Position hidden pillars: Cut pillars to match cake height and push into cake at marks. Position tree on cake top, inserting feet of separator plate into hidden pillars. Position licorice around bottom border of cake to resemble broken fence. Arrange candy around bottom border and around base of tree, attaching with dots of icing when necessary. Position 2 wrapped eyeballs on trunk of tree. Position witch and ghost
Ever wonder what Dracula looked like as a child? This 3-D Halloween cake could be the answer! Sure to please your party guests, this creature of the night is baked using the Classic Wonder Mold and Mini Ball pans.
Rated 5 out of
I was extremely pleased with how my cake turned out using Wilton's how to. I wish that the royal frosting I used in my tree was more gray like theirs. I had it too black. The mouth was the same color and it was hard to see where it was. I couldn't find all the candies that were shown but that didn't deter from the cake. It came out GREAT! was a HUGE hit and I would make another for sure. Wilton was great at explaining things and it was helpful to have the links to the frosting/icing recipes right in the walk through.
Date published: 2010-12-05
Rated 5 out of
The Wicked Tree Cake was somewhat easy being that I'm a beginner in decorating. Instead of a 12 x 2 pan i use a 16 square. I placed the tree in the middle of the cake and carved out two crave sites on each side of the tree. I placed skeletons in each tomb and had their limbs protruding out of the ground. I used chocolate candy bars to make tombs and wrote names on each. I didn't use the toppers it called for but did use the Styrofoam cone and used stick pretzels instead of the wooden dowel rods. I also used different candies and less tree limbs. I think the hardest part of this project was not buying the Icing Colors it called for and having to mix colors. If you have trouble trying to come up with the right color, use the the color chart under the coloring and decorating icing link.
The one thing I have to remember, "Is not to worry if my cakes and decorations don't come out exactly like the one I chose". As I practice, continue attending the Wilton classes and continue to use the Wilton web page for tips and ideas, decorating will become easier.
The Wicked Cake was the talk of the day. On Oct 31st my step daughters (twins) were excited for all to see their cake.
Date published: 2010-11-30
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