Easy Halloween Haunted House Cake

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As I mentioned last week, my son loves to have Halloween-inspired birthday cakes.  This year we made this spider cake, but since Halloween is right around the corner I thought I’d share another easy Halloween cake.

Easy Haunted House Cake

This cake kind of looks complicated but it was SO easy.  I made a big sheet cake and I used a pre-cut haunted house gingerbread kit  that I found at my local grocery store.  They seem to have them everywhere around Halloween.  The pathway was lined with candy corn and Halloween sprinkles and the pumpkin patch was made with candy pumpkins and coconut that I colored with green food coloring by shaking it in a zip-lock bag.  For the graveyard I used pretzels for the fence and Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies for the tomb stones.  I wrote on them with cake/cookie decorator gel.

Overall it was an easy cake.  The most time was spent decorating the haunted house.  Just looking at this makes me get excited for the fall season!  Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorites!  Next week I’ll be sharing some of our favorite home-made decorations and spooky food!  Yum!

For more fun Halloween ideas check out Spider stew and Witches Hats and some easy Halloween crafts and decorations.

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Comments

  1. says

    Nice! You made that fun kit turn out WAY cuter than I imagined it could be. I love it! I would love to have you stop by ‘Or so she says…’ today and share some of your great ideas with my readers! The ‘Your Great Idea’ link party runs every Sat through Tuesday. Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

  2. says

    Hi Kara,
    What a very special cake, it is just adorable! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  3. Joanne says

    I am doing this for a Halloween party in a few days. When you put the assembled house on the cake, did it sit on a piece of cardboard or did you just lay the house directly on the iced cake? Did the house sink into the cake a lot? I’m afraid the bottom inch of the house won’t show. Thanks in advance for any tips. My kids and I are very excited to put this all together!

    • says

      I just set the haunted house right on the cake and didn’t have any problems. I did a sheet cake so it wouldn’t have sunk very far anyways, but I didn’t have any problem with it sinking into the cake.

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