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Halloween cake on the cheap!

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If you blew your entire Halloween budget on your costume and yet you still need to buy treats for your party, here's a simple and yet fancy way to make up for it. :D

Cakes and cupcakes are the way to go. You can make 2 cakes or 40+ cupcakes for under 10 dollars in most cases. This should keep everyone pretty happy and you'll look like an awesome chef even though you cheated.
 
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Step 1: What you need...

- a box of cake mix, whatever flavor you like.
- one can of white frosting
- food coloring (gel or liquid will work)
- patience and a little creativity.
- clean hands
- ziploc bag in case you don't have any frosting tips!

I made one cake and had more than enough frosting just from one can. You could probably use the leftover for another cake.

You may also choose to get a different color gel for writing or drawing on the cake. This costs very little. I chose a black color to write on the cake. But you can also write with the frosting - just be sure to make it a contrasting color!

I chose not to buy specially made Halloween cake decorations because I'm cheap. But you can if you want! I find this to be just as cute, though. :D
hopefulham3 years ago
I think that if you had put down the orange first, then let the frosting harden, it would have been easier to add the green circles.
Shifrin6 years ago
Looks Great!
zachninme6 years ago
Eww! Fingers! Ahhhhhhhh!!! ... you could have used your wig to make textures! Cool, anyway ;-)
jessyratfink (author)  zachninme6 years ago
Hahaha, pfft. As long as you aren't licking them it's fine. I just hate using utensils because you can't feel where the icing is going. :P