How to Decorate a Halloween Cake for Kids: 14 Steps - MakeSureHow
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Don your chef's hat and get into the Halloween spirit with festive cakes.

So you baked a round cake -- now what? It’s Halloween time, and your toddler is really looking forward to licking the icing spoon once you’re done with the cake, or he wants to help with your genius cake design. Whether you’re throwing a party or just invested in the Halloween spirit, try a few cake ideas perfect for even the novice cake decorator that your toddler will love.


  1. 1
    Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in the microwave or over the stove. Cover 16 pretzel sticks with the melted chocolate and set on wax paper to dry.
  2. 2
    Take two chocolafte-covered pretzels to form a hinge shape and set on the wax paper; these pieces will make the spider’s legs. Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips and pour a few drops over the hinge joint. Let the spider legs dry.
  3. 3
    Spread chocolate frosting on your round cake. Sprinkle 1/2 cup chocolate shavings or sprinkles in a circle shape on the top of the cake for the spider’s hairy back.
  4. 4
    Insert the spider legs into the cake, four on each side.
  5. 5
    Place two wafer cookies on top of the cake near one edge for the spider’s eyes. Place a small amount of chocolate frosting on top of each wafer in a circular shape for the eyeballs. Use red licorice pieces for the spider’s mouth or fangs.
  6. 6
    Spread white frosting on your round cake.
  7. 7
    Beat whipping cream with an electric mixer until firm. Dollop generous amounts of whipped topping on the top of the cake with a spoon for your “ghosts.”
  8. 8
    Fill piping bag with a thin tip with black icing. Squeeze two drops of black icing on each ghost for eyes.
  9. 9
    Place several chocolate wafers on wax paper or a clean tablecloth. Add red and yellow food coloring to white icing to make orange icing. Add the icing inside a piping bag with a thin tip.
  10. 10
    Squeeze the icing out of the piping bag to make jack-o-lantern faces on the chocolate wafers.
  11. 11
    Cover your round cake with the remainder of the orange icing. Stick the chocolate jack-o-lantern wafers around the cake and on top of the cake.
  12. 12
    Spread chocolate icing on your round cake.
  13. 13
    Place a large waffle cone upside down on the top of your cake and cover with the remaining chocolate icing.
  14. 14
    Secure a sour ribbon candy around the base of the waffle cone for the band of the witch’s hat. Place star-shaped candies on the hat for additional decoration.

EditThings You'll Need

  • Round cake
  • Chocolate and vanilla icing
  • Chocolate chips
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • LicoriceWhipping cream
  • Electric mixer
  • Mixing bowls
  • Knife
  • Piping bag
  • Thin piping bag tip
  • Food coloring
  • Chocolate wafers
  • Waffle cone
  • Sour ribbon candy
  • Star-shaped candy pieces
  • Spider Cake

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