Your kids are sure to get off the computer to help you bake, design, and decorate this Halloween Graveyard Cake covered in sugar cookies!
Halloween Graveyard Cake
I had so much fun making this cake with my kiddo. We spent a few hours decorating cookies together. It was a great Mother and Daughter bonding time. If course, it’s completely nerve wracking to let your seven year old “make” your blog post… So I did quite a few cookies myself, however, she was so proud of her final Halloween Graveyard Cake! I mean – check out that SMILE!!
Halloween Graveyard Cake
Recipe Type: Cake
Serves: 1 cake
This fun Halloween Cake is covered with cookie cats, tombstones, ghosts and pumpkins!
- For the Cake
- 1 Devil’s Food Cake plus ingredients to make cake
- 1 container Chocolate Frosting
- For the Cookies
- 1 bag Sugar Cookies plus ingredients to make cutout cookies ( or your favorite sugar cookie recipe)
- White, Black, Orange Cookie Icing
- Sprinkles of your choice
- Food Coloring
- Halloween Cookie Cutters
- Lollipop Sticks
- Pumpkin Candies
- For the Chocolate Tree
- Small baggie of Chocolate Chips
- Make the cookies a day in advanced.
- Bake cookies according to the directions. Once the cookies are cool, you can start to decorate them with the Cookie Icing. To make different colors, add a bit of food coloring to some white icing and stir until the color is mixed. Place the color into a baggie and snip a small corner off and use it as a piping bag. Add desired sprinkles to the wet icing.
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- Leave the first coat on to dry for at least 1-2 hours. Then add any extra decorations for a 3-D effect.
- To put cookies on a stick, make sure that the cookie is dry and hard. Flip the cookie over and add a thick line of Cookie Icing. Roll a lollipop stick in the icing, coating it completely and leave it to dry overnight.
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- For the chocolate tree, simply melt the chocolate chips in a baggie. Have fun making a tree adding three spikes at the bottom to stick into the cake. Add sprinkles to decorate while wet and place into the fridge to harden. We added some owl cookies to our tree.
- Bake your cake according to the instructions in a 13 x 9 baking dish. Allow to completely cool and then decorate with frosting and cookies. I removed the cake from the pan and put it onto a cake board covered with wrapping paper. Add any extra pumpkin candies to fill in the graveyard. However, if your kid is anything like mine, there won’t be any extra space left over.
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My daughter just LOVED everything about this fun cake! She was excited to decorate the cookies and it was a great distraction from the computer and TV. Ugh! That computer usually wins these days. I hate it.
Don’t forget to find some candy pumpkins and plastic skeletons add to your graveyard. Make it as fun and whimsical or as spooky as you like.
Here’s a few more Halloween Treats you can make with the kids.