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He's A Scream! Cake


This scary Halloween cake takes its cue from the movies. Sure to set the party scene, the face, hands and draped outfit are all shaped out of rolled fondant.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Trim face area of cake flat. Prepare cake for rolled fondant by lightly icing with buttercream and place on cake board cut to fit. Tint 1/2 pk. of fondant green; tint 1 1/2 pks. black.

Step 2

Cover entire face with 11 1/2 in. long x 5 in. wide green fondant; reserve remainder.

Step 3

Cut and position 3 1/4 in. long x 1 in. wide black pieces for eyes, and 5 1/4 in. long x 2 in. wide piece for mouth; roll small balls for nostrils and position.

Step 4

To make cowl around head, roll piece of black fondant 2 in. diameter x 12 in. long.

Step 5

Position fondant around face, shaping a creased effect with fingers dipped in cornstarch. Drape and shape most of remaining black fondant around shoulders, chest and sleeves.

Step 6

For fingers, roll green fondant in small sausage shapes, tapering at one end for fingernail.

Step 7

Make joint and nail indentations with a spatula or knife. Position fingers on cake.

Step 8

Position black fondant strips for sleeves, wrapping around fingers.

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He's A Scream! Cake is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I forgot to say that I didn't level the cake. Made it that much easier to do. I also did put a buttercream border all around it, and also up and down to make the hood. Oh, and obviously I didn't read Wilton's directions through, because instead of using one piece of fondant for the face and then adding the eyes and nose holes, I used one piece but cut the holes out.
Date published: 2012-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was the easiest of all cakes! I used buttercream frosting for the body (chocolate base, colored black), red fondant for the face, and made the fingers from red candy melts using Wilton's fingers pretzel mold w/o the pretzels. I happened to have the Megasaurus pan, and it all came out great! This will be one of my go-to Halloween cakes for sure!
Date published: 2012-10-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from i haven't done this one yet - but i just wanted to share my favorite tip for true black fondant - start with chocolate fondant (don't try to dye white fondant black) my favorite recipe is black marshmallow fondant - it uses chocolate chip morsels so you use less black coloring gel and it is super delicious!
Date published: 2011-05-13
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