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Halloween birthday cake

5th November 2016 — by YOG0

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BakingButtercreamCakesCaramelChocolatehallloweenmarshmallows

Halloween birthday cake

5th November 2016 — by YOG0

As I mentioned before, my son gets two birthday cakes this year and as his birthday is close to halloween this cake has a bit of a halloween colour theme going on.

I went a little darker with this cake choosing an amazing  chocolate cake recipe from Julián Ángel (check out his cakes, they are superb). Layerd in between the sponges was a simple swiss buttercream, and the cake was covered in a dark chocolate swiss buttercream.

halloween layer birthday cake

halloween layer birthday cake detail

Rather than go black for this as might have been expected for a halloween cake I went with a dark grey instead, I think it makes for an interesting contrast to the orange, coppers and browns that the cake was decorated with.

halloween layer birthday cake close up

I wanted this cake to look a little rickerty so i found these great bright orange coloured flowers in the garden, typical of the Autumn season here in Sweden, I created some dark chocolate shards with candied ginger in them for that spicy warm feeling  and then to top it off, some lovely toasted marshmallows. Again a little use of metallics to give it that splash of bling.

halloween layer birthday cake toasted marshmallows

halloween layer birthday cake

This cake was all about getting that autumn halloween feeling. A little bit awkward, a little bit dark with a few splashes of pumpkin orange. It went down a right ‘trick or treat’. Bring on christmas.

 

Cheers
Y.O.G

 

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