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Freaky Fondant – Halloween Baking Recipes from Renshaw

Monday 30th September 2013

Something wicked this way comes, sugar crafters, and it’s not dry fondant icing or air bubbles over the surface of your perfectly covered cake (we hope). Halloween approaches, providing the perfect opportunity to let your creative side go all out weird and wonderful with your cake decorating. Spookily themed bakes and traditional Autumnal flavours are yours to trick or treat with!

Halloween Graveyard Chocolate Tray Bake

Here at Renshaw, we love this time of year. After the classic cake decorating requirements of wedding season and the intricate, twee themes of cupcake week, Halloween provides the opportunity to let our imaginations run wild, and play on our freakier icing impulses. These Eyeball Cake Pops are a real fright, and perfect for Trick or Treaters to take away on Halloween night.

Frankenstein Shortbread

For a Halloween get together, a Graveyard Tray Bake, complete with gravestone biscuits and miniature modelled ghosts makes a great centrepiece. The chocolate brownie base and chocolate frosting topping makes for a delicious and moreish treat, though if something a little more simple takes your fancy, sugar paste covered Frankenstein Biscuits in shortbread are much more simple to make.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

If more grown up flavours are your thing, this Pumpkin Cake, done differently by baking in bundt tin and smothering in white chocolate, is the more sophisticated way to do fright night, though there’s no cake that can’t be improved with a little bit of ready to roll icing, we reckon, so there’s always the option to add in a few Halloween themed models, if your fingers are itching to mischief make.

So, what are you planning to bake this Halloween, and which freaky cake decorating themes will you be making mischief with? Please feel free to leave comments below.