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Halloween Graveyard Cake

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Step 1: Gather your ingredients

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To do this you need lots of ingredients

First you need a large sponge cake

I made one using the recipe described on downsizer.net

My roasting tin which is 36cm by 26cm and about 5cm deep took a 9 egg version of the above sponge mix which I made chocolate flavour. I used a roasting tin as to achieve a sensible effect with the graves the cake needed to be quite deep. When filled the tin was half to 2/3rds full and it took 1hr to cook at 180/gas mark 4. As the article says this can vary from oven to oven so I would start checking it after about 45-50minutes. When cooked it should stop making noise and a stick/knife should come out relatively clean.

You also need

Icing

100-150g butter
100-150g Icing sugar
Green food colouring

Decorations

Digestive biscuits crushed to replicate gravel
Gravestone shaped biscuits
Pink Wafer biscuits
Jelly Babies
Jelly worms
Marshmallow ghosts
Red Jam
Candy sticks to replicate bones
Chocolate mice
mushroom sweets
Supercook writing icing (You get 4 colours in small tubes for about £2 you could achieve the same effect with coloured icing and piping bags)
Cocktail sticks

Step 2: Digging the graves

So I started with a sponge cake.

I used paper to vague plan where the gravestones and mausoleum were going to go

I used a small paring knife to cut the graves out. Being fairly careful with the sponge being removed as some of it would need to be put back.

Step 3: Burying your people

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The graves were then marked using cocktail sticks so once iced they could be located then filled with either jelly babies or strawberry jam and candy sticks.

Some of the removed cake was put back into the holes to allow them to be iced though one grave was left open.

Did you used food colorant or something else ?? (if something else..please tell me what XD )

hive42 (author)  andrei4naruto4 years ago
The green was done using <a href='http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3e30b2d9-475a-bac0-5d5c3db846dfd354'>http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3e30b2d9-475a-bac0-5d5c3db846dfd354</a>

The writing was done using <a href='http://www.supercookonline.co.uk/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=93'>http://www.supercookonline.co.uk/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=93</a>
Prior art! <snicker> Just kidding...
Looks like we had just about the same thought at the same time.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23007508@N00/1779740861/
Shifrin6 years ago
How Creative, Can you make the pictures bigger?
hive42 (author)  Shifrin6 years ago
I have finally found the time to change the pictures, they should all be bigger now thanks
Most of them are. Nice work, btw. very neat.
Shifrin hive426 years ago
Thanks!
Babyshoes6 years ago
Looks cute, but do you have any larger pictures of it? It is difficult to make out with such small photos!
hive42 (author)  Babyshoes6 years ago
There are bigger pictures on my picasa gallery here

picasa graveyard cake
Robotrix6 years ago
this is amazing. I love creative cakes, and the buried bodies is a very clever touch.
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