We are on day two of 61 days of Halloween content! So exciting! I love how today’s post turned out. I think it is so cute and perfect for a Halloween party or for someone who has a Halloween birthday. Today, I’m sharing how to make an ombré skull cake for Halloween.
The biggest things you need to complete this cake are these molds and a little bit of patience. The cake is relatively easy, but it does take some time to put it all together.
How to make a Ombré Halloween Skull Cake
Ingredients and items:
-Cake mix (you can make your own, but seriously, boxed cake mix is fine.)
-Frosting and food coloring
-Different color candy melts (I used black, purple, cream and white)
-Round cake pans
–Skull silicone molds
-Start by making all of your mini skulls. Melt different colored melts and pour them over the skeleton molds. Use a spatula to get the skulls filled evenly and smoothly. I place my molds in the fridge to hurry up the setting process. I did one color at a time and once I popped out one color, I immediately washed and put in a new color. Also, I kept the finished skulls on a plate in the fridge to keep them set.
-Bake your cake according to the directions. Be sure to bake them in round pans. I would bake at least two layers.
-Mix together your frosting and food coloring. I made mine purple.
-Once your cakes are cooled, layer them on top of one another using your colored frosting, then frost the entire cake. Use a warm spatula to get the frosting smooth.
-While the frosting is soft, place the skulls on your cake in color order darkest to lightest. I started with black, then purple, then cream and white. I did two rows of each color.