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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Cake Idea for Girls AND Boys

Please excuse the photos in this post. I took them back in October, 2010. I wasn't really interested back then in taking crisp, clean photos for a blog. So, yeah. They could be better. But you should be concentrating on the delicious cake... not the quality of a photo!

I found this link to the Enchanted Birthday Castle Cake on Meals.com...somewhere. I cannot for the life of me remember where I first found it. I doubt it was Pinterest. I don't think I was on that site yet.

Anyway, I saw it and wanted to make this cake BUT it was October and the next birthday for the kids was in January. Patience is not one of my virtues.

So I decided to grab some Halloween candy and frosting from Target and make the Haunted Castle Cake. (See? A boy would love this but girls would like it, too. Ours did. They LOVED it. And think of the Christmas Castle Cake that you could make!)

Haunted Castle Cake from the front:

It's SUPER easy to make, as long as you own a loaf pan or two. And it's your call what sort of candies you use to decorate it.

The things that look like horns are ice cream cones dipped in chocolate. The windows and front door are Hershey Miniatures. And then I just looked around at all of the Halloween candy looking for pumpkins and bones.

Haunted Castle Cake from above:

We didn't have any sort of pan or cake plate to put this on so we grabbed a piece of cardboard from the recycling and wrapped it in aluminum foil. (Make sure to get a good firm piece of cardboard or don't pick it up. This sucker is not light.)

I want to make this cake again this year, for a different holiday. I'm just not sure which one.

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