Halloween Cake Ideas – Free Cake Decorating Tutorials

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If you celebrate Halloween, it’s such a fun time of year to make cakes and little treats. The colours are always so vibrant and the there is such a variety of designs you can make. From cute Halloween characters to gory and scary cake designs. Here is a selection of Halloween themed cakes to get your inspired.

You will also find a free step by step tutorial for each design, in case you want to give it a try too.

Trick or Treat Candy Cake

If like me, you think one of the best bits about Halloween is all the candy then this cake is for you. Covered in fun fondant sweets this cake is so much fun. I mean even the board is covered in sprinkles!

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Free Halloween cake tutorial trick or treat candy

Watch the Free tutorial below to find out how to add the lettering onto the cake and how to create the Halloween candy from fondant

Cute Buttercream Monster Cake

Halloween cakes don’t always have to be scary, what about creating a cute monster cake this year? This is also a great cake if you are new to cake decorating. The cake is covered in piped fur using a grass piping tip. Just place the piping tip up to the cake, add a little pressure and pull the piping bag away, creating this really fun fur effect.

The best bit about this cake is you can make it in any colour to match the theme of your party!

Buttercream Monster Cake Tutorial

Watch the Free tutorial below to find out how to make your own cute buttercream monster cake

Realistic Carved Pumpkin Cake

Over the years I have made a lot of cakes and this honestly was one of my favourites. If you want to create a realistic looking cake this Halloween, then what about a carved pumpkin cake!

This cake is created first by carving your sponge cake into a rough pumpkin shape. Then covering it in fondant, before cutting out your carved design and adding some edible dust to really bring it to life. I even show you how to cover your cake board to look like real planks of wood.

Realistic carved Pumpkin cake tutorial

Watch the Free step by step tutorial below

Halloween Monster Cake

Monsters make the perfect theme for Halloween! See how to make this lime green monster cake which against the black board really looks like he glows in the dark. You’ll also see how you can use an airbrush to make your monster stand out.

Halloween Monster cake tutorial - using an airbrush

Watch the Free step by step tutorial below

Mini Pumpkin Cakes from Cupcakes

If you’ve got lots of trick or treaters coming round this Halloween what about making these individual mini pumpkins. Made from 2 cupcakes, covered in buttercream and wrapped in fondant, you could even add text onto the front to give each of your guests a personalised treat.

mini individual pumpkin treat tutorial

Watch the Free step by step tutorial below

Autumn Themed Cake

Are you a fan of the Halloween season, but you’re looking for something that celebrates the changing colours, the falling leaves and picking your pumpkins. What about creating this vibrant Autumn / fall themed cake.

You could even use the edible leaves and mini pumpkins to decorate your cupcakes. This tutorial is filled with different techniques, including how to add text and drawings on the front of your cake, which you could change to make the cake more personal to you.

Watch the Free step by step tutorial below to see how to add text on to your cakes, how to add texture onto your board and how to make these cute little pumpkin toppers

Halloween is such a fun time of year to make cakes and sweet treats. I hope some of these cakes with give you ideas and inspire you to make your own edible Halloween creation.

Thank you for reading!

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Hi, I’m Lynsey and welcome to Cakes by Lynz. I LOVE everything cake! Here you will find all my latest cake decorating video tutorials from my YouTube channel, reviews and general cake ramblings!

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