20 Spooky Bakes To Recreate At Home
We know Halloween is all about the sweets and chocolate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your cake and eat it, too. We’ve put together some of our favourite Halloween bakes to treat little ghouls this year, so you can recreate these spooky delights at home.
1. Marshmallow Cobwebs
Some cakey genius on the interwebs thought up the idea of melting marshmallows to use as cobwebs, and now it’s an on-trend Halloween cake MUST. Simply melt in the microwave, pop on some protective gloves and stretch around your already-iced cake for the ultimate web effect finish!
2. Zombie Unicorn
We all know unicorns are a massive theme right now, especially in the world of cake decorating, but who said unicorns can’t be incorporated into Halloween themes? Swap magical for spooky with this awesome Zombie Unicorn design, toning down icing colours with muted tones, pastel shades and blood splatters!
If you fancy yourself an airbrushing master like Extreme Cake Maker’s The Bake King, why not recreate this gory brain cake at home? This cake certainly makes for a thrilling masterpiece on any spooky buffet table! Create lobes with rolled out sugarpaste, and add the finishing touches with Spectrum Flow airbrush paints.
4. Drippy Blood Cake
What’s a Halloween cake without the blood? This simple but effective design makes for a killer cake (literally!). Cover your cake with white sugarpaste, and go nuts with red chocolate drip or opt for red gel colouring and corn syrup. Don’t forget to complete the look with a carving knife!
5. Halloween Cakesicles
If you’re looking for something different to treat the little ghouls this year, why not opt for Halloween cakesicles? These are a fun twist on your traditional Halloween cupcake baking sessions, and the design possibilities are endless! Grab your cakesicle lolly sticks, cakesicle moulds, and all the supplies you’ll need for decorating on our website.
6. A Literal Monster Mash
Halloween brownies are very much a thing, and this monster mash-up is great for sharing with family and friends. Better yet, it’s super fun to make and it can’t go wrong – perfect for letting little ghouls get busy in the kitchen too. Grab an easy peasy Brownie Mix and remember to add plenty of colour, edible eyes, and lots of sprinkles!
7. Poison Apple Cake
If you’re looking for simple for your Halloween centrepiece, you can’t go wrong with a spooky-looking Poison Apple cake. The black syrup or chocolate drip looks amazing alongside a classic vibrant green sugarpaste, and could even be topped off with some Halloween sprinkles for the perfect finishing touch!
8. Speaking of Apples…
Candy Apples are a must-have as the spooky season falls upon us, and the best part is there’s so many ways to get creative. Dip and glaze in rich caramel, then add Halloween-inspired icing designs, sprinkles, branch sticks, and more to complete the look.
9. Skeleton Gingerbread Men
It’s so simple, it’s brilliant. As the cooler months approach, gingerbread is everyone’s go-to for a winter-warming dessert, and gingerbread men are a winner with the kiddies. Now gingerbread men can be a part of your Halloween dessert table, with this easy and effective design.
10. Simply Sprinkles
It’s an unwritten law that sprinkles are a cupcake must-have, but that doesn’t mean your cakes should be forgotten about! Colourful Halloween sprinkles look amazing against a simple black frosted cake, allowing those vibrant Halloween greens, oranges and purples to steal the show. Add straight to your buttercream and frosting, or add clear piping gel or edible glue to sugarpaste finishes with the same effect!
11. Halloween Stripes
Make the most of classic Halloween colour themes, and add unique twists with textures and patterns. Simple black and white stripes make a great base and can be achieved super easy with Evil Cake Genius’ Two Tone Stripe Contour Combs – and made to look even more Halloween-esque with vibrant chocolate drips.
12. Halloween Layers
Add those classic Halloween colours to the inside of your cake as well as out, by colouring each layer or tier with a different colour. It’s super easy to do with the Wilton Easy Layers Pan Set, and can be used for so many different designs.
13. Dark Halloween Cookies
These cookies are super simple but add a true Halloween vibe to any dessert tables. Bake up a storm with a simple Chocolate Cookie Mix, then add colourful smarties – whether it’s just orange, green, purple or a mixture of all three!
14. Monster Cupcakes
Grass piping tips now have even more uses – including Monster Cupcakes. Create fun textures and creepy Halloween characters by adding a simple twist to your piping skills. Don’t forget to finish off with the perfect baking cases and edible eyes!
15. Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats
For Halloween treats involving a big green monster with bolts in the neck, these Rice Krispie treats are super cute! They’re also easy to make. Mix up your treats as normal, add a tiny drop of green food colouring, then decorate with black icing and edible eyes. You could even dunk in melted chocolate or candy melts to create the hair, or decorate with chocolate drips.
16. Halloween Cake Pops
The ultimate must-have for Halloween party-goers or trick-or-treaters, these Halloween cake pops are super cute, tasty, and perfect for lifting your Halloween spirits! Grab some cake pop sticks, dunk your pop into melted candy melts, add edible eyes or other icing decorations and recreate cute pumpkin characters, mummies, witches, eyeballs, skulls – anything spooky or fangtastic!
17. Witch, Please
Who said ice-cream cones should be limited to ice-cream? Kids love sugar cones, and they also happen to look like Witch Hats when coated in black edible paint and coupled with spooky Halloween coloured icing and cupcake cases.
18. Cookie Monsters
Halloween cookies are essential for the holiday, so make sure to stock up on Halloween cookie cutters, whether you’re creating scary pumpkins, spooky ghosts, flying bats, skulls, or black cats.
19. Donut Forget About These!
You can’t deny that donuts are a crowd favourite, and an awesome dessert that can be catered to any occasion – even Halloween! Add your choice of glaze, then decorate with spooky designs and creepy detailing with icing tubes. Spider webs work a treat too!
20. A Piz-za Cake!
Chocolate pizzas are a hit right now, uniting both pizza lovers and cakey enthusiasts. And we’re seeing a lot of Halloween pizzas popping up all over the interwebs. Purchase or bake your very own Chocolate Pizza, then add plenty of Halloween décor to creep it real. Think sprinkles, drizzles, sugar toppers, and even a pizza box to fit your cake perfectly.