You will need:
- 1 package chocolate cake mix
- 1 package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
- Moss green paste food coloring
- 1 can chocolate frosting
- 1 Swiss cake roll or "Ho Ho"
- Prepare the cake batter according to package directions.
- Pour the batter into a greased and waxed paper-lined 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
- In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.
- Drop the mixture by tablespoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto the batter.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until the center is firm when lightly touched.
- Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
- To make Frankenstein, cut a piece of cake for the head (about 10 inches x 7 and 3/4 inches) and neck (about 2.5 inches x 4.5 inches).
- Cut two pieces for ears (about 2 and 3/4 inches x 1/2 inch).
- Save the remaining cake for another use.
- Position the head, neck and ears on a covered board.
- Place 1/4 cup whipped topping in a small bowl and tint dark green with moss green food coloring.
- Cut a small hole in the corner of a small plastic bag and insert a round pastry tip #3, then fill with the tinted topping.
- Set aside.
- Tint the remaining whipped topping moss green.
- Frost the face, neck and ears, building up areas for the forehead, nose and cheeks.
- With the reserved dark green topping, pipe the mouth, stitches on the neck and forehead, and eyes with pupils.
- Cut a hole in the corner of another pastry or plastic bag and insert the pastry tip #233.
- Fill with chocolate frosting and pipe hair 1.25 inches from the top of the head to the forehead and about 4 inches down both sides of the head. Cut the cake roll in half width-wise and place on each side of the neck for bolts.
- Store in the refrigerator to chill.
Let's take a moment to breathe before we begin on our Bride. Okay, are we ready? Let's go!
Frankenstein's Bride Cake
You will need:
- 1 package yellow cake mix
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup shortening
- 8 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Purple and green paste food coloring
- Prepare the cake mix according to package directions.
- Pour the batter into two greased and floured 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pans to wire racks to cool. Place cakes end-to-end on a 22 x 8 inch covered board.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in 6 cups confectioners' sugar, milk, vanilla and salt.
- Beat in enough remaining confectioners' sugar to achieve spreading consistency.
- Set aside 1/4 cup white frosting for hair.
- Remove 3 cups frosting and tint purple.
- Tint the remaining frosting green.
- For the bride's face, frost the top and sides of one cake with green frosting.
- Frost the second cake with a thin layer of purple frosting.
- Insert a medium star tip in each of two pastry bags, then fill one bag with the remaining purple frosting and the other with the reserved white frosting.
- Pipe wavy purple hair with streaks of wavy white hair on the bride.
- Decorate the bride using assorted candies.
- For eyes, use halved marshmallow, halved black raspberry candy and black shoestring licorice.
- Add a Jordan almond nose.
- Make a smiling mouth and dimples using red shoestring licorice, red colored sugar and halved red raspberry candy.
- For ears and earrings, insert gummy stars and candy corn into the side of the cake.
- Attach spice gumdrops for bolts.
- Use black shoestring licorice and black licorice pastels for scar.
- Add a spider made with a black raspberry candy and black shoestring licorice strips.
- Place in the refrigerator to chill.
I hope you all had fun making these cakes. In my opinion, Halloween is not complete without something Frankenstein. I will catch you all on the flip side with more Halloween treats. Happy blogging to all! <3