With Halloween coming I wanted to try my hand at creating something a little bit spooky. In my mind I wanted to create a cake with a graveyard on top, a seriously haunted cake. To be honest I am not that good at cake decorating, I would love to be able to produce a zombie master piece. Can you imagine, a zombie made from cake?
I decided that chocolate would work well for decoration, I could use it to make gravestones, a path and a fence. I also managed to find some green cake sprinkles that I thought would work well for grass. For the cake I made a simple Victoria Sandwich. I thought that a butter icing would be perfect for decorating. I even managed to find some chocolate eyeballs and pumpkins for the finishing touches. This is the result:
There is a path going though the graveyard with gravestones on either side. The graveyard is surrounded by a fence and all I need is a few dead hands rising from the earth. I think it is quite good for a first attempt. I have to admit my son did most of the decoration which is why it looks a little wonky but it worked quite well. It also tasted delicious.
Victoria Sandwich Cake Recipe
Cover the top of one of the sponge halves with jam. Cover the bottom of the other sponge half with butter icing and stick the two halves together. Use the rest of the butter icing to cover the top of the sponge and decorate as desired.