One of my favorite cakes for a great Halloween party is a graveyard cake. It is fun to make and great to eat. Everyone will enjoy making this haunting treat!
1 sheet cake
Fig Newtons (or flat square cookies)
Pastry bag with decorator tip
White and green frosting
Frost the sheet cake with chocolate frosting. For each grave, lay two cookies flat on the cake. At the head of each cookie grave, set another cookie at a 45º angle to form the head stone, propping it up with a bit of frosting, and Halloween candy. Decorate or write on each headstone with white frosting, and make blades of grass around each grave with the green frosting.
Wrap white chocolate Spook Sticks in plastic and tie with a ribbon for party favors.
3 pounds white chocolate
Oil or vegetable spray
15 to 20 wooden ice cream sticks
40 miniature chocolate chips
Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Stir until smooth. Cover a baking sheet with foil and grease lightly. Dip the sticks into the melted chocolate until 2” to 3” are coated and place them on a baking sheet, about 4” apart. (Vigorously stir melted chocolate each time you use it.) Pour the outline of the ghost with a small stream of melted chocolate and then till it in. Before the ghost hardens, put two chocolate chips in place for the eyes. Refrigerate on baking sheets until chocolate is firm. Makes 15 to 20 ghosts