Skeleton Pinata Cake

Skeleton Pinata Cake

We’re just days away from Halloween, which doesn’t seem possible because I haven’t carved the first pumpkin! I guess I’ve been too busy baking up loads of spooky treats like this scary-good skeleton cake. When it’s sliced you’ll find an eye-popping red velvet interior and a cache of candy bones inside. It makes a frightful centerpiece for those party-throwers with a macabre theme.

Skeleton Pinata Cake

The cake portion consists of four 8-inch layers. The centers are cut out of two layers to make room for the candy surprise inside.

Bones! I used almond bark and askeleton moldto create 

femurs and phalanges and fibulas (o-my!). 

Skeleton Pinata Cake

(A spooky surprise inside!)

Skeleton Pinata Cake

The skull topper is made from black and white ready-made fondant. It may look complicated, but I promise it’s easy enough. You’ll need a kitchen-dedicated X-acto knife with one blade replacement for this project.

Skeleton Pinata Cake

Once the cake is covered in frosting, the fondant skull topper can be lifted and placed on top. In the above picture I’m using the spatula to cover the edges of the topper. This makes it look more integrated into the cake, and it makes the end result look more polished.

Skeleton Pinata Cake

Slicing the cake is so much fun! You may crunch a few candy bones with your knife, but that just adds to the effect.

You’ll find the printable skull topper template, recipes, and a complete picture tutorial on The Etsy Blog!

Make a Scary-Good Skeleton Cake This Halloween!

Skeleton Pinata Cake
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Tina Vesić
Tina Vesić
5 years ago

Brilliant, as always!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

Never cease to be amazed at Heather's deliciously edible art!

La cocina de Cris y Laura
La cocina de Cris y Laura
5 years ago

acabamos de conocer tu blog y es impresionante, te invitamos a conocer el nuestro.
esta tarta es espectacular¡¡¡¡.
besos crisylaura

MeCooks
MeCooks
5 years ago

It looks so tasty , yummy 🙂
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Natasha
Natasha
5 years ago

A yummy red velvet cake …, I so love your cakes & designs …u are an inspiration. To vist me at http://www.cakecentral.co.in thanks