Halloween cake toppers

Last week I ran a Halloween cake decorating workshop for some local primary school children aged 4 – 10. These classes are always popular. At the beginning of the class I demonstrated four different topper: ghosts, pumpkin, beetle and mummy. All the children had a go at making their own versions. Rather than using buttercream we used glace icing allowing the topper to take centre stage.

All of these toppers are quick and easy to make. Instructions for the bugs can be found here, pumpkins here and mummies here. The spiderwebs is simply feathered icing. To see all the pictures from the workshop see the facebook album.

One of the simplest and most effective to make are the ghosts. All you need is some white sugarpaste, small amount of black sugarpaste, rolling pin and an egg box.

Sugarpaste Ghosts

white sugarpaste

small amount of black sugarpaste

rolling pin

egg box

1) Take a golf ball sized piece of icing and roll it out until around 5mm thick.

2) Roll three tiny pieces of black sugarpaste into balls and squash onto the white where you want the eyes and mouth to go.

3) Lightly roll over the black icing to help it stick.

4) Form the ghost over the raised part on an egg box. Leave to dry for 60 min before topping cake.

You can see ghosts on an egg box in this picture.


About Julie @ Apple & Thyme

A Derbyshire/Staffordshire based business that provides creative food education with the aim of making good food and cookery skills accessible for all.

Posted on October 28, 2012, in children, classes, Recipe and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This is looks so gorgeous, well done! =)

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