When I got the chance to buy some paper straws I just knew what I would make…..cake bunting! So I decided to make a vintage style Halloween cake decorated with cake bunting and in the colors: white, black and orange (my favorite colors for Halloween)
Inside, is a chocolate cake filled with vanilla bean buttercream. I have covered it with a white meringue frosting (I just used the meringue part from the Italian Meringue Buttercream recipe) which goes so well with chocolate cake. I used a spatular to spread on the frosting… love this technique since it don’t have to be super perfect.
The small pumpkins is made out of fondant, that I have kneaded with a little Tylo powder (GumTex). This helps the fondant to hold the shape and prevent it from getting soft to quickly when placed in the frosting. I made the stems and vines out of wire covered with floral tape (should be removed if the pumpkins will be eaten). I twisted the “wines” around a pencil to make them curly.
For the cake bunting I painted two wooden beads with black acrylic paint and hot glued them to the paper straws. Then I tied the small paper flags around the straws and inserted them into the cake. Voilá…. a sweet Halloween cake with a vintage touch.
If you need inspiration for other Halloween treats? Then, why not try my tutorial for Dead Finger Cookies or for the Danish Halloween “Poison” cake.