Keeping on theme for Andrew’s monster birthday party, we had a monster birthday cake to go with the monster cupcakes. After my not-so-spectacular polka dot birthday cake fail, I decided I would give it another go and make the monster cake myself. I was happy with how this cake turned out and I think it would also work great for a Halloween party.
Monster Birthday Cake
How to Make a Monster Cake
I should have taken more pictures so the cake decorating instructions were easier to understand, but it was late at night and I was busy getting ready for a party :).
- I made three 9″ round cakes a couple of days before the party.
- I made my frosting and used the orange gel food coloring to make the frosting a vibrant orange.
- After the cakes had cooled, I leveled off the top of the cake and attached the layers with the frosting. If you ever need to know how to level and frost cakes, Wilton has some good tutorials on their site.
- I covered the outside and top of the cake with a thin layer of frosting.
- I piped the frosting with a tip that I could make the frosting look like fur.
- I used the baby cakes cake pop maker to make my cake calls. I read some mixed reviews online about it, but I loved it. It was really easy to use and allowed me to make exactly how many cake balls I wanted.
- Once the cake balls had cooled, I dipped them in orange candy melts.
- Once the orange dried, I used a Wilton candy squeeze bottle to create the white eyeball shape on the cake pop using white candy melts.
- Before the white chocolate setup, I added a chocolate chip to finish off the eyeball.
- To make the teeth, I used a Wilton candy squeeze bottle to make triangle teeth shapes on a piece of wax paper.
- I used some Wilton black frosting to create the mouth.
Making a cake is fun. And the kids love it. It makes them feel special that you made something just for them. I am still working on my decorating technique and baking skills, but you only get better with practice. Making a monster cake was a perfect second try at cake decorating because it doesn’t have to look perfect (monsters are ugly, right!?). I was inspired by this cake I found on pinterest and I think it turned out great.
Monster Cake Supplies
- Amazon.com – baby cakes cake pop maker
- Amazon.com – Wilton candy squeeze bottle
- Amazon.com – orange candy melts
- Amazon.com – white candy melts
- Amazon.com – Wilton black frosting
- Amazon.com – frosting supplies