Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

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haunted halloween cake

Just wanted to wish all of the ghost and ghouls out there a spooky Halloween! This is the cake I made last year, I had hoped to get one made for this year, but ran out of time.

haunted house on a hill cake

The cast iron gate is made out of 50/50 fondant and gum paste and the cobblestone is fondant.

haunted house on a hill cake

The signs, mouse, and pumpkin are made out of gum paste.

haunted house on a hill

The Haunted house and tree are gum paste too, and since I've had a lot of requests on how I made the tree i'll give you a few quick tips. I took a 1/4" dowel rod and some thicker wire and wrapped the wires around the top. Then I took gum paste and wrapped that around for the trunk. For the branches i made took some more gum paste and wrapped it around the wires. For the face i just took some modeling tools and made the nose, eyes and mouth and highlighted them with some black gel paste.

I hope everyone has a spooktacular Halloween!!

21 comments:

  1. Oooh that is sooo clever. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. This my FAVORITE cake of all times. I love everything about it. Thank you so much for sharing it and some tips for making it.

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN to you too!

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  3. beautiful cake......
    Happy Halloween to you too

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  4. I saw this on Sunday Sweets last week on Cake Wrecks! Great cake!

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  5. I love this cake!!! Awesome job!

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  6. wow awesome . so so spooky!

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  7. WOW!!! I love ALL the details, but I especially LOVE the gate!

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  8. Fantastic, just love the bone border.

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  9. Wow! It's Gorgeous! Do you have a recipe for gum paste or we can buy gum paste already made?

    I see that sometimes you are using 50/50 gum paste and fondant and sometimes just gum paste...what is the difference between the two?ve your bog!

    thanks for all the great tips! I lo

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  10. so cool! I love the little details like the cobblestone and the gate!

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  11. Great Cake! I love the details.
    Mimi

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  12. Beautiful Cake! Love the house, any chance to put up a tutorial for the lovely house ??!!! plsssss...

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  13. Oh my god! That is an amazing cake!!! You are soooo talented!

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  14. Wow! Julie!!!! Oh my goodness. I just wanted to see if you were involved in competitions! If you aren't, you really should consider it. You have such an amazing talent! Your work and decorating and everything is absolutely AMAZING! Keep up the good work!

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  15. What a fantastic cake!! Love all the details you put on it!

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  16. I luv the cake, its great, wanted to make halloween cake this year but didnt get a chance either.. maybe next year... luv your blog xx

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing it and some tips for making it.

    Work from home India

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  18. You are remarkably talented.. to say the least! Thank you for sharing all your posts!

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