"Death by Chocolate" Skeleton Surprise Cake




Introduction: "Death by Chocolate" Skeleton Surprise Cake

About: I'm mother of two wonderful boys with several food allergies. My recipes will be free from: wheat, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts/coconut, sunflower, and sesame. I've learned so much in the past year and woul…

This is a unique halloween theme cake "Death By Chocolate" Skeleton Surprise Cake. The outside looks really cool but inside there's a surprise... a giant Rice Krispie cake with mint chips in the center, all covered in a rich chocolate ganache.

This cake is truly easy to make and will impress any crowd. If you've ever made rice krispie bars it's that simple. The only prep work that takes time is the skeletons. You may chose the variety of poses and number of skeletons. The main skeletons I created were: Drowning, the Helper, Tantrum, Escape and the Eater. I randomly placed hands and body parts throughout the cake. I just happened to have purple statice flowers for some color.

Make this cake for any occasion, everyone loves surprises. Keep the skeletons and use again next year. Best part of this cake is it's gluten free!

I have moved all the directions and to my blog which you can find here. Petite Allergy Treats Sorry for the inconvenience!

Step 1: Ingredients, Quick Overview and Skeleton Prep

-gluten free rice krispies
- Marshmallows
-canola oil
-cocoa powder
-chocolate chips (layers)
- cup mint chips

-cup frosting
- heavy cream
-bittersweet chocolate

Full recipe, directions and more photos at Petite Allergy Treats
Tips and side notes before you start:
You can make the cake ahead of time and pour the ganache another day to save time.

If you really don't have time to make them both, use a pre-made cake! Or just make a pan of plan rice krispie bars. The skeletons should work fine in regular frosting. The skeletons need time for the glue to set. Instead of waiting 2 hours, prepare them at night before you go to bed.

Step 2: The Surprise Cake

line pans with parchment paper first
Plain rice krispies first:
Directions and photos at Petite Allergy Treats

Step 3: Ganache Topping

Directions and more photos at Petite Allergy Treats

Step 4: Placing the Skeletons

Directions and more photos at Petite Allergy Treats

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    9 years ago

    I love your creativity

    Thanks! I saw a skeleton pirate ship on the Food Network years ago and always loved the "skeleton crew". I have a background in sports medicine, so I wanted to find a pre made skeleton that were anatomically correct (or pretty close). I found these and came up with a bunch of ideas. I had a lot of fun making this and it was delicious. Thank you for your votes!

    Very creative! how did you come up with such an awesome cake theme? voted and favorited!

    I love how cute and spooky this is - very creative.

    I'd be a bit concerned about the toxicity of super glue and dollar store quality plastic/paint touching my food though (even after washing or curing)... It would take longer but I think this cake could be made with moulded candy instead of toys and be even better!

    You could use chocolate or make sugar skeletons. 
    I think kids and adults alike would have fun crunching on the bones.




    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Hi Alanna,
    Thank you so much for your comment. I completely forgot to mention the cleaning part and removal. I've add a side note about cleaning and a picture with the skeletons removed.
    My original inspiration was to create gum paste skeletons. The problem is I have no idea how to sculpt anything with and was afraid I couldn't achieve the poses I created here.
    Love the links! Where were you when I needed theses? :)