I am a cake obsessive, based in West Sussex, UK.

I started off making cakes for family and friends before giving up a proper career in favour of playing with sugar full time. Having worked for two bakeries making their wedding and celebration cakes, I am now looking toward world domination with breaks for coffee and chat.

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Jack Skellington Halloween cake - Oct 15

A spooky Jack Skellington cake for a Halloween birthday. 

A 2 layer chocolate fudge cake. Yummy!  I used orange coloured vanilla buttercream between the layers, obviously. 

Once I'd done the usual buttercream covering as a crumb coat (see earlier posts), I covered it in black fondant.

Using a paper template as a guide, so I knew where things were going, I started building up the contours a bit with white fondant.

The shiny bits are trex to stick the fondant together with something that will disappear over time.

He was looking eerily like a black and white mistral at this point which was making me feel a bit weird...

I covered the whole thing with white fondant, cut out the eyes and slits for the mouth and stitching, exposing the black underneath, pressed the fondant over the contours, shaped with various modelling tools and dusted with black and green petal dust.

I airbrushed the fondant covered cake drum, put the cake on and continued to airbrush the base of the cake so it blended in with the board.  I added black and white striped ribbon to the sides of the cake drum. 

I deliberately dirtied up the white a bit with blossom tint and airbrushing; after all, he is a Tim Burton character, it wouldn't go for him to look too perfect and pristine.

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