Homemade Graveyard Cake

Homemade Graveyard Cake

Homemade Cake | Creating Spooky fun Halloween Treats | by maritzagarcia.website


Maybe a year from now I will look back and ask myself why I even bothered to upload this not so perfect cake? Well, I can only tell you this today, life isn't perfect and living in the moment counts far more to me than pretending we never fail at anything. I can't bake, but that doesn't stop me from taking the time to bake with my youngest daughter. 

Homemade Graveyard Cake by Maritza Garcia.

We had so much fun making this cake, adding all those kooky elements to create a spooky graveyard.

Homemade Graveyard Cake by Maritza Garcia.

Almost immediately after our cakes were cooled and ready for frosting we knew we were onto something. It wasn't good, but definitely -wasn't bad either. Even though our cakes were breaking apart, we just kept going like we had a masterpiece on our hands, after we added our cream frosting and peeps, we were quite pleased. Trust me, life is so much better when you live in the moment and share the experience with everyday people who sometimes forget to be goofy, let's just be ourselves and have FUN!

Homemade Graveyard Cake by Maritza Garcia.
Homemade Graveyard Cake by Maritza Garcia.

To recreate our homemade graveyard cake follow the instructions below. 

Homemade Graveyard Cake by Maritza Garcia.

To Get Started You Will Need:

a 4" Round Cake Tin,  and one 8" Round Cake Tin, Oreo Cookies, Halloween Marshmallow Ghost Peeps and Marshmallow Tombstones, Cake Mix, Cream Cheese Frosting, Water, Eggs and Butter.

*Note: we substituted the vegetable oil for butter for a more moist cake. 

Ingredients

One box Betty Crocker Super Moist Devil's Food Cake Mix.

Water, vegetable oil or butter (optional) and eggs called for on cake mix box.

One container Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting.

Four crushed Oreo cookies without filling.

Three  Marshmallow Tombstones and Three Halloween Ghost Peeps. 

Preparation

1. Heat oven to 350Β°F. Make cake batter as directed on box. Divide batter evenly among cake pans. Bake as directed on box. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans for cooling for an additional 30 minutes before frosting.

2.  Melt 1 cup of cream cheese frosting in microwave oven for 10-12 seconds, mix well with spoon and drizzle onto your 8" cake. Cut your 4" cake in half, and spread/pipe frosting into each cake stack, next drizzle the remaining melted cream cheese frosting on top of your 4" cake.

3. After frosting cakes, place Peeps marshmallow Tombstones onto cake. Sprinkle Oreo cookie crumbs all around your Tombstones to look like dirt. Lastly add your spooky marshmallow ghosts and you are all done!

Homemade Graveyard Cake by Maritza Garcia.

These are the cakes we baked and created with lots and lots of sugar and love. This homemade bake project also make for a fun way to host a mini cake decorating party.

Homemade Graveyard Cake | www.maritzagarcia.website

This is my daugter's solo project and I think it turned out just GREAT!

Homemade Graveyard Cake | www.maritzagarcia.website

I'm sure your guest will marvel over these little cakes and did I mention -it's super inexpensive too! I really do hope I've inspired you to want to recreate your very own Homemade Graveyard Cake this Fall. Use hashtag knotjustpaperdiy to share via Instagram. Until next time friend. Happy crafting!

- Maritza.

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