Cemetery Cake

Get creative and whip up this beautiful cemetery cake for your Halloween party!
Get creative and whip up this beautiful cemetery cake for your Halloween party!
Prep Time
20min
Total Time
4hr
Complexity
Easy
Servings
8-10
  • 1. Pipe

    Using a small star-shaped piping tip, pipe the red food coloring into small roses onto the round cookie to completely cover the surface. The goal is to create a flower wreath. Place in the freezer to harden.

  • 2. Pipe

    Pipe a message onto the wafer cookies if desired, such as “RIP.” Set aside

  • 3. Cut

    Cut a rectangle out of the cake, slightly off center, that is about 4” long and 2” wide. Carefully remove the rectangle and set aside. Fill in any bald spots in the “grave” with crumbled cake.

  • 4. Cut

    Cut the reserved rectangle of cake into a coffin shape. Frost with chocolate frosting, smoothing out as best as you can. Using a fork, draw a squiggly “wood grain” pattern into the frosting. Place 2 gold jimmies onto the side of the coffin to look like the hinges.

  • 5. Frost

    Frost the entire cake with chocolate frosting.

  • 6. Crumble

    Crumble the cake scraps and place the crumbs next to the grave to look like the dirt.

  • 7. Set

    Set the coffin on top of the cake next to the grave.

  • 8. Pipe

    Pierce through the tip of a piping bag with a toothpick in a few spots to create a grass effect. Load the piping bag with the green frosting and pipe small patches of grass over the surface of the cake.

  • 9. Stick

    Stick the tombstone into the cake above the grave.

  • 10. Place

    Place the flower wreath next to the tombstone and enjoy!