When I worked in a couple of grocery stores in their bakeries, Halloween cakes were one of the fastest selling items in October. Most of the store bought cakes were single layer cakes people bought for school parties, birthday dinners, and just for fun.
We would have a few orders for larger cakes to be made for Halloween. Most of those cakes where flat sheet cakes decorated with Halloween rings that looked like spiders. On occasion, we would make one that had an edible sugar piece on it.
We did do a few like the last cake recipe by Food Network Star Robin Miller. Those were easy to make. The main difference from hers and ours is the ones we made were in the sheet cakes you may have bought at stores like Wal-Mart. We would have a few orders for double or single layer cakes made in the same design for 40 and 50 birthdays.
On occasion with the R.I.P. cakes, we would be asked to add a grave or two with some of the headstones. That was done with a mound of frosting most of the time. If there were pieces of cakes we had sliced off from another cake, we would place those on the top of the cake and frost over to make a mound. Sometimes we would add chocolate cake crumbs on top of the mounds to make it look like dirt.
Most of the pumpkin cakes we did were done by just icing a single or double layer cake with orange frosting and piping a face for a pumpkin on the top. Those weren’t as creative as Duff Goldman’s Halloween pumpkin cake.
Robin Miller of Quick Fix Meals Halloween Cake Recipe
I haven’t seen Quick Fix Meals, but Robin Miller of that Food Network show shares here Quick Fix R.I.P. Cake.
This would be another great addition to a table of cakes for a Halloween party. This is one of the four easiest cakes to make. If you want to make a quick cake for dessert around Halloween, you could get the kids to help with this cake.
Halloween Cake Recipe by Paula Deen
If you have ever watched Paula Deen on any of her shows on the Food Network Channel, you know she is nuts about butter. Below are two of her Halloween cakes found on the Food Network website.
This is a witch hat cake made by Paula Deen. One of the commenters said she had problems with her cake standing up because of the humidity. If you live in an area with high humidity, use dowel rods to help stabilize your cake. This will prevent the taller skinner layers from sliding off.
Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Cakes Recipe
Talk about a fattening cake. This Ooey Gooey Pumpkin cake recipe by Paula Deen is as fattening as it can become. It has cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, whipped cream, and lots of candy toppings.
Duff Goldman’s Cake Recipes for Halloween
Duff Goldman from the show Ace of Cakes shares his Pumpkin Cake recipe. Sorry folks there isn’t any explosions with this cake.
Duff’s Pumpkin Cake
You could make a pumpkin cake to go along with Paula’s Bewitched Cake for a Halloween party. By making a pumpkin cake you could save yourself some time carving pumpkins.