It’s countdown to Halloween, and you’ve got a party to plan. Never fear! Our monster cake is a little spooky, a teensy bit cute, and loads of fun! It’s perfect for your party table. Gobs of orange-tinted “fur” (aka frosting), one-eyed lollipops, and a tie-dyed center give this Halloween monster cake some kid-friendly appeal. It all starts with box mix cake, so you don’t have to be a master baker to make this monster. With some easy scooping skills, you’ll turn plain cake into a tie-dye wonder.
When it’s time to frost, the Sweet Creations OodleTip Icing Bag gives you total control, so you’ll have the best shag cake around! The Oodletips bags come ready to fill and frost, with icing tip right in the bag. So all you have to do it scoop the frosting inside, snip and pipe. You’ll be decorating like a master in minutes!
And to top it all off, some one-eyed lollipops make decorating simple and easy. Go get your monster on and make this amazing Halloween cake.
Fun Flavor Twists
Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:
- Cake Topper Swap. Swap out the lollipops for cake pops, frosted marshmallows, or dipped Oreos on sticks. Either way, you still get the eyeball effect, but with whatever munchable treat your kiddos prefer.
- Big Mouth. Create a wide monster mouth with black fondant for a big effect. Roll out the fondant and trim to customize a mouth, then add the candy corn teeth.
- What’s Your Hue? You don’t need to stick with orange for the frosting. Tint your icing with purple or green – let your kids decide!
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Monster Tie Dye Cake
It’s almost Halloween, and this adorably spooky monster cake is perfect for your party! You’ll love how simple and easy it is to make!
- Prep Time: 1 hour
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 5 hours
- Yield: 1 cake
- 3 boxes vanilla cake mix
- 8 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable or canola oil
- 2 Tbsp orange food coloring gel
- 1-2 teaspoons purple food coloring gel
- 1-2 Tbsp green food coloring gel
- nonstick baking spray
- 2 batches Our Favorite Vanilla Buttercream (see notes section of this recipe for link)
- 5 orange suckers
- 5 large edible candy eyes
- 10 candy corn
In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine cake mixes with eggs water and oil. Separate batter into 3 bowls. Tint one with 1 Tbsp orange coloring, one purple and one green. Mix until batter is fully colored.
Spray 3 GoodCook AirPerfect 9″ Round Cake Pans with nonstick baking spray. With a Sweet Creations cookie scoop, place dollops of each different batter color around each cake pan, alternating colors, until batter has been evenly disbursed. Bake at 350°F for 24-28 minutes, or just until cake springs back when touched lightly. Remove and cool completely.
Prepare buttercream frosting, tint orange.
With a serrated knife, cut cooled cakes in half through the center of each cake, spread a thin layer of frosting between each layer and arrange on a cake plate, frosting and stacking until all rounds have been frosted and stacked. Cover with a thin crumb coat of frosting. Refrigerate until firm.
Transfer remaining icing into an OodleTips icing bag. Snip off the top of OodleTip bag, pipe long strips of “fur” onto the top and sides of the cake. Refrigerate until frosting is set, about 1 hour.
Place a small dot of icing on each of the suckers and affix edible candy eyes.
Just before serving, press suckers into the top of the cake. Press candy corns into the front of cake to create a monster “smile”.