Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Make It: Red Velvet Skull Cakes

Every year, I find myself browsing the Williams-Sonoma fall catalog and lusting after their awesome seasonal products. I couldn't pass on this super cool mini skull cake pan this time around — they're the perfect serving size for a Halloween party, and can be decorated differently for an impressive display.
I used a boxed red velvet mix for the cake, and whipped up a batch of buttercream for piping the details on – this is the recipe I follow. I would also love to try filling the cakes next time – maybe from the bottom – to add a bit to the frosting/cake ratio (in my opinion you can never have too much frosting)! These would also be great as a molten cake with a ganache filling, as seen here. It's like chocolate blood...so cool for Halloween.
I was going for a linework/doodle look, so I used a #3 round piping tip to create fine lines—you could also use a rose tip to create flowers or roses as accents, or tint your frosting with food coloring. Their website also suggests doing a light glaze or just dusting them with confectioner's sugar. Lots of possibilities! I'm definitely going to have a lot of fun with these, beyond Halloween—skulls are always a good idea ;)


5 comments:

  1. These are right up my alley! So cool for Halloween and beyond!

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  2. OMG!! Perfect for my favorite holiday - Dia de los Muertos! LOVE LOVE LOVE
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  3. Would love to have these for our Halloween Party here. So cool Rachael!

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  4. This is so crazy - I'm actually making these today - thanks for sharing the icing recipe!!! I was looking for one! xx

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  5. OMG this cake is perfect for Halloween Parti. Thanks Rachael!

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