Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Ghost Cake with Flaming Eyes

Winter BazaarWelcome to the first week of the Winter Bazaar! (Thanks again to Lucy and M.G. Wallace Designs for the banner). If you have your Halloween idea to share please enter it into the fields below (a BIG thanks to Mr. Linky's help center, I couldn't get the darn thing to work at first and they fixed an error in my template for me so now it's good). Each person who participates through October 24th will be entered to win a Halloween prize, one of two costumes: a green dinosaur (or lizard) or a stinkbug approximately a U.S. size 6.

Here is my Halloween contribution: a ghost cake that will be the hit of any meal or party.

Ghost Cake with Flaming EyesThis is one of the cutest cakes, and so easy to make. Using a cake baked in a greased 9 x 13 rectangular pan carefully cut the ghost's rounded head by starting half way up the side of the cake where his arm would join, cut around the circular head and then cut down the other side to half way where his other arm should meet. Take that piece you've just cut off and cut it in half (where the top of the ghost's head would meet it) and stand each half on it's side on either side of the cake to make the arms so they are raised up. Secure with toothpicks if necessary.

Ice the cake with whipped cream or white icing, make a mouth with some chocolate chips inverted into the frosting, then make some seriously fun flaming eyes (this is the best part). Using two halves of an egg shell, place a sugar cube in each half, pour 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract over the cube then light with a match. The alcohol in the extract will burn for a minute or two, but does make the eggshells hot so please be careful.

Check back next week for more Halloween ideas.



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46 comments:

Heffalump said...

I gave ten ideas for quick and inexpensive costumes.

An Ordinary Mom said...

My post is how to create a simple yet beautiful Fall centerpiece.

This activity can also be done with kids.

The Lazy Organizer said...

Burning eyeballs! Halloween can't get any better than that!

ablondeblogger said...

I just posted! Here's the link:

http://blondereviews.blogspot.com/2007/10/contests-around-blogosphere-october-3.html

LOVE the bazaar idea!!

Kathy said...

May I suggest Butterfinger Eyeballs? Click my name for the recipe link.

Chris said...

Here's my contribution: an outdoor Halloween planter display.

Amy W said...

I posted as well..

http://ashleyandaudrey.blogspot.com/2007/10/winter-bazaar-by-scribbit.html

Stephanie said...

Oh that is so fun!

kddub said...

that is such a cute cake!

(also love your etsy store....working on getting mine up and running too.)

MommyK said...

Healthy and fun Halloween treats!

http://greatwallsofbaltimore.blogspot.com/2007/10/winter-bazaar-healthy-halloween-treats.html

Lisa Milton said...

That is so cute. I'll be thinking of something to add...

Lisa Milton said...

That is so cute. I'll be thinking of something to add...

Callista said...

I've joined it but it's not really creative since I only heard about your Bazaar yesterday afternoon. It's just a list of scary books to read to get you in the Halloween mood.

Veggiemomof2 said...

When I need holiday ideas, I go to Family Fun Magazine online. (I can't think of the link offhand, I usually have to search for it.)

PunditMom said...

I LOVE that cake!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I had this very same Ghost Cake in my very first Cook Book. Flaming eyes are so cool! I posted an idea for making a spider fall down every time you open your door.
http://icecreamdiary.blogspot.com/2007/10/halloween-idea.html

Summer said...

That is the cutest cake! I love it!

I have 3 snack recipes up that should be fun to make and eat.

Annie said...

I know Lara at the lazy organizer uses Mr. Linky every week, she may be able to help you with it. http://www.laragallagher.com/blog/index.html

Magpie said...

That is adorable.

Summer said...

Such a cute cake!
Here is my contribution:

Mummy Spoons

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Okay, that is seriously cute!

dcrmom said...

I LOVE THAT GHOST CAKE!!!

Jordan (MamaBlogga) said...

I'm in: The Ultimate List of Pregnancy and Maternity Costumes

I was saving it for a rainy day! Sure hope I have more ideas come next Wednesday...

Babystepper said...

A couple alternative-to-halloween ideas for those of us who don't like getting scared.

http://stilltakingbabysteps.blogspot.com/2007/10/falling-into-autumn.html

chilihead said...

I have a tutorial for making scary haunted house drapes. You just need several yards of gauze and some scissors.

Annie said...

Here's my link:

http://savorthismoment.blogspot.com/2007/10/october-pumpkins.html

Cool cake!

SabineM said...

What a fabulous idea!
Oh all these fabulously talented people! I will have to check all....

Sheila said...

That is an adorable cake!

Jen said...

This is great! I love the eyes. I'll try this one out for sure!

Yummy Halloween Treats that Kids Can Help Make

Susan said...

Oh, Michelle, my nieces (6 and 7) would adore this cake. I'm telling my mom about it tonight, so they can bake it together when she babysits them. (I'd make it with them, but it would be kinda hard since I'm in CA and they're in RI). ;)Maybe I'll have to make my own for Jeff and me! I love Halloween.

Mama Luxe said...

This is very cool. We're actually hosting a Halloween Recipe Carnival at Mamanista! for bloggers.

So I already have a recipe for spicy witch fingers up on my blog.

I'd like to share some other ideas , so I created a new post for your awesome Winter Carnival of some of my favorite Halloween Party Ideas (that I could remember right now ;) ), including monster toes, eerie entranceway, and some great links I've found.

Corrie said...

Very fun, I love the flaming eyeballs and I'm trying to think up other ways to use them.

my4kids said...

I posted at my blog about one of our favorite Halloween activities.

crazy working mom said...

That is way too cool! :)m

MommySecrets said...

I love Halloween fun - I'm so glad you've started this collection of ideas!

creative-type dad said...

Wow! that's cool. I really like those eyes

Me and Them said...

I SO enjoy reading all the ideas! We are going to be making the cake this month at our house!! Flaming eyes! Hey that's a cool expression: Oh my flaming eyes!

We posted an idea for radio-script reading fun.

T. F. Stern said...

In the Spirit of helping...
I duplicated something I’d seen in the Flash Gordon movie, a test of bravery where the kids could put their arms down inside the unknown cavity of the Bravery Beast, a chance to either be rewarded or die a horrible death if they got stung, bit or what ever happens if the beast inside gets angry or perceives cowardice.

I used a five gallon bucket to create the belly of the beast, a plastic bucket that originally had been used at the local donut shop to hold a berry mixture. I then added a couple of short lengths of dryer vent tubing and some papier-mâché to cover the contraption to make it look organic. I cut a couple of holes in the bucket and attached the dryer vent hoses on the inside of the bucket, the bottom of the bucket becoming the top. I then covered it to make it look like a tree stump or rock looking thing, painted it brown and black and placed it on top of two tables that had a large cloth draped over so I could hide below, having access to where the open part of the bucket rested between the tables supporting it.

Ali said...

Brilliant cake! I posted some lollipops with a similar ghostie appeal.

Veronique said...

I LOVE this bazaar! I've loaded in a post about the flower costume we made for my daughter when she was One.
http://littleelephants.typepad.com/little_elephants/2006/08/flower_costume.html

chelle said...

ok that ghost cake rocks!

TeaMouse said...

I love that idea for a cake - very easy and it looks great.

Amanda said...

I ahd no idea about this. I have been posting about fun projects to do for Halloween, yay now I finally have people to share it with!!

http://mommymandy.blogspot.com/2007/10/fun-halloween-projects.html

Barb said...

My mom made me that cake for my birthday when I was 5 or 6! It was the best!
http://stopmonkeyingaround.blogspot.com/2007/03/im-just-not-superstitious-so-no-rabbits.html

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Anonymous said...

I am 38 now and I made this cake when i was 7 and in 3rd grade and won the cake contest at the harvest festival. thanks for posting it again i needed a cake for my daughters harvest festival and couldnt remember how to do the eyes