Halloween Cake Ideas: Five Disgusting Desserts
What kind of holiday would it be if your food was boring? Halloween party stuff isn’t complete until you add spooky food. Find vegetarian and vegan Halloween food ideas here.
This is the one holiday where your imagination can run wild. In addition to making food taste good, you get to make it look gross, too. Here are five disgusting desserts for your next Halloween party or get-together.
1. Slasher Cake
The idea behind this is a violent killer with a knife. Use any kind of cake you like, in any flavor. You’ll need to frost the top with a light colored frosting. Using a tube of red gel icing, or some royal icing colored red, create lines and pools of “blood.”
If you have a severed body part prop, this gets even more gross. Put the hand, foot, finger, or eyeball on top the cake, with a pool of blood icing around the cut area.
For a final sickly touch, have a large knife nearby. Put red icing along the blade and in several spots on the handle, to look like bloody fingerprints.
2. Graveyard Cake
This is fun for kids to help you with. You can be as careful and painstaking as you like, or keep it simple.
Use a cake in a large baking pan, or a sheet type cake. Frost it, preferably with a dark colored frosting for nighttime, or green for daytime. You can sprinkle shredded coconut for grass.
Add tombstones using flat cookies or brownies. Use piping gel to add small crosses, RIP, or other words as inscriptions. Stand them up in the frosting. You might need to use toothpicks if they won’t stay upright.
Make it elaborate by adding a fence from short pieces of licorice sticks or other firm stick-like candies around the edge. You can sprinkle gummy worms or fake bugs on top.
The cookies will get soggy fairly quickly once they have been put in the frosting/icing. So be sure to assemble this one close to serving time. Or just say the graveyard is in need of repair!
3. Black Cat Poop
These look disgusting, but they are one of the easiest treats to make. Simply use rice cereal treats made with a chocolate cereal. Or dip regular cereal treats into melted chocolate, then place on a cookie sheet to harden. Be sure to shape the treats into logs, while they are still warm, instead of letting them cool in a pan.
You can also use any chocolate candy or homemade chocolate candy recipe. Shape them into cat poop-like long lumps. Enough said!
4. Zombie’s Alive Cupcakes
Use any type of cupcake with any color frosting. Get plastic novelty tiny hands, or make some from marzipan or modeling chocolate. Stick them on the top of the cupcake, with the fingers pointing up, to look like zombie hands coming out of the ground. You can put a puddle of red icing at the bottom, to look like the wrist is bleeding.
5. Severed Head
You’ll need a face mold for this. Place a layer of plastic wrap in the mold, then pour in a no-bake dessert. Use something like a gelatin dessert or no-bake cheesecake. After it has set, spread a puddle of strawberry or raspberry jam or sauce on a serving plate. Unmold the face on top of that.
If that doesn’t gross your guests out, nothing will. Try one or more of these disgusting desserts and check out other posts for more Halloween party food ideas.
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