I ended up just doing 2 box cake mixes (don't judge me) that were Devil's Food Cake and Funfetti. It was very simple and, when in a pinch, this is not a bad way to go. For the frosting, I went with a store bought Chocolate frosting (please, please don't judge....). Obviously, I wasn't able to sample the cake being given away but there was enough batter left over that I was able to make a mini cake for my daughter and I to enjoy and it really didn't turn out bad at all.
|my favorite box mix brand when I'm short on time|
Down to the details...
I made this cake in a bundt pan. If you don't have one, I suggest adding it to your stock because they just make really fun shaped cakes. =)
I started out by pouring about 1/2 of the Devil's Food cake batter into a well greased pan. I use Pam for Baking. On top of that, I poured in about 1/2 of the Funfetti that I added Wilton's Orange Food Coloring to so that the cake would be Halloween colors. I wanted to add black to the Devil's Food cake but Michael's was all out. Brown and Orange work, though.. When you cut into the cake, it has a bit of a swirl to it and looks pretty cool. Fun for a kids party. I baked according to package directions for the Bundt cake.
As for decorating, once cooled, I frosted completely with Chocolate frosting. I thought I'd get creative and make homemade marshmallow fondant. WHAT A DISASTER! Not only did I have a 2 year old trying to help me out but I ran out of powdered sugar! How did I not have any powdered sugar! I always have it!! So, I made my own. Sugar in a food processor will turn into powder but I don't think I was patient enough because it wasn't powdery enough. It was a big mess. I finally got it to a point where it was somewhat workable and ended up just cutting out a couple of ghosts to stick onto the cake. Never again... Or at least not for a long time..
|what a mess!|
By the end of the day, although the cake turned out fine, I was so happy to get it out of my hands and into the hands of the kids who would devour it!