We can't believe that it's *finally* almost Halloween and we couldn't be more excited! Nothing says Halloween like a good ole graveyard cake; and thanks to some adorable candy zombie hands we found at Target it's pretty easy to make.
What you need:
1 box of white cake mix
Vegetable Oil (we always use coconut oil instead)
2 Round Cake Pans
2 Tubs of Vanilla Frosting (or chocolate if you want a brown base)
Green Food Coloring Gel
Chocolate Graham Crackers
Black Decorating Gel
Sour Gummy Worms
Candy Zombie Hands (we found ours at Target, but you can also get them here)
First, prep the white cake according to directions on the box. Separate the cake into 2 round cake pans and bake according to directions. After the cake cools, level each layer with a serrated knife. Frost the first layer of cake with a healthy amount of vanilla frosting (or chocolate). Stack the second layer and frost.
Full disclosure: we weren't originally going to make a graveyard cake so we made the base green by mixing the vanilla frosting with green food color gel.
To make the toppings:
Take 4 chocolate graham crackers and place in a gallon size ziploc bag. Crush cookies with a rolling pin until they resemble dirt. Spoon the cookie dirt onto the cake leaving room for a chocolate sprinkle border.
Next, place the candy zombie hands and gummy worms around the top of the cake. To make the tombstones we chose pumpkin spice Milano cookies ('tis the season after all). We decorated the cookies with black icing gel to say R.I.P. Pro tip: to get the cookies to stick we found it was easier to poke the cake with a knife where we wanted the cookies to go so they slid in easier.
What is your favorite kind of Halloween treat? Let us know in the comments below. Send us your fave Halloween DIY's on Instagram @theicecreamcastles using the hashtag #insidescoop