Here are two things we undeniably love most! Buttery cake and Spooky celebrations! Halloween is right up the corner and we have a better baking idea for the upcoming ghoulish party of yours! If you are a pro at baking or at least own an oven at home waiting to try out new recipes, you’re at the right place!

Sorted below are few of the best, most unique and creative ideas of baking for a Halloween party. Besides, they’d probably come out just like expected, and what fun way could you celebrate this October! These are also perfect for Spooky themed birthday parties and friendly tea gatherings.

Listed on this Spooky cake tour are our top 4 from the BBC Good Food Halloween cakes.

Spider Web Cake

A Swiss meringue cake transformed into a freaky white web.

Ingredients for Cake

  • Butter
  • Cocoa powder
  • Chocolate Stout
  • White caster sugar
  • Soft brown sugar, Vanilla
  • Eggs, Flour
  • Dark chocolate
  • Bicarbonate of soda

Ingredients for Butter cream  

  • Eggs, Caster sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • White chocolate (Melted and cooled)

How to decorate

Melt Mini white marshmallows on a bain-marie and keep aside until it’s cool to work with. Once it’s ready, Use your fingers to grab a small amount of the marshmallow and stretch it out to form long spider webby strands (dip your fingers in vegetable oil for ease). Use black sugar paste to roll out and form spiders (This would require a bit of creativity to design, but the ultimate would be worth it).

Eerie Eyeball Pops

Spongy chocolate cake balls that stare at you.

Ingredients

  • Sponge Cake
  • Oreo cookie
  • White chocolate
  • Milk chocolate
  • Smarties
  • Icing pens

How to decorate

Once the Sponge cake, Oreo and milk chocolate is mixed well and rolled in to balls, push skewers in each and pour melted White chocolate to cover it completely. Stand the cake pops on a small pumpkin, stick the smarties on the cakes and let it cool. Before serving, add pupil to each eye with icing pen along with red veiny arts piped around it.

Haunted Graveyard Cake

A Ghoulish Chocolate Graveyard.

Ingredients for Cake

  • Cocoa powder
  • Self-rising flour
  • Muscovado sugar
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Vegetable oil

Ingredients to decorate

  • Egg white
  • Icing sugar
  • Single cream
  • Dark chocolate
  • Tea finger biscuits
  • Double chocolate cookies
  • White chocolate
  • Silver balls

How to decorate

Bake meringue kisses shaped as ghosts, melt chocolate and cream – combine together and use a clean brush to paint on 7 finger biscuits and set aside to cool. Pour the rest of the mix on top of the cake and smoothen. Crumble the chocolate cookies and sprinkle on the cake. Melt white chocolate, spoon into a piping bag and pipe two blobs on each ghost and pop silver balls to form eyes. To set the gravestones, pipe words and names and stick them to the cake!

Malloween Ghosts

Meet Casper’s marshmallow-y friends.

Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter
  • Pink and white marshmallows
  • Rice crisps
  • Melted white chocolate
  • Melted plain chocolate

How to Make

Butter, then line a Swiss roll tin with baking parchment. Melt butter, then dip the marshmallows and stir to melt without letting it stick. Once smooth, stir in the crisps and coat them well. Spoon the mix into the tin, press down to make it flat and let it set. Then cut them into ghost shapes, carefully push lolly sticks on to them, spoon more white chocolate over them to perfect it and pipe dark chocolate for eyes.

Frankenstein Cupcakes

The green monster cupcake is finally here!

Ingredients for cake

  • Butter, caster sugar
  • Self-rising flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Milk

Ingredients to decorate

  • Icing sugar
  • Milk
  • Green food colouring paste
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Tube of black piping icing or gel

How to decorate

Once the cupcakes are baked, using a sharp serrated knife, cut a semi-circle piece from left to right. Next, make a widthways 3cm cut from the top about 1cm deep. Slice a 5mm piece off the surface to make flat raised face with prominent forehead. Mix the icing sugar and colouring, shape it with a palette knife, add marshmallow neck bolts and eyes, leave to set then pipe on the face and hair.

So there you go, the Halloween party inspiration for 2018! Some of these baking techniques could take a while to practice. But don’t give up if it doesn’t come right. Take a look at our Introduction to Baking and be prepared for any buttery challenge the internet gives you!