For the past three days I have been working on a haunted house cake that I made for my brother Anthony and sister-in-law Lisa's halloween party saturday night. I got the idea from (of course, Martha Stewart). It was in her October magazine issue. The house, tree, and grave stones were made out of a cookie recipe, the stain glass windows were made out of sugar and water boiled then poured into the window then it hardened into candy, the shingles were sunflower seeds (it took me 1 hour and 45 minutes to do) the stairs were made out of cut up brownies, I also used black licorice for the window decor and spires for the roof trim. The cake is two layers, bottom layer was a chocolate devil's food cake and top was a yellow cake. The whole thing was frosted with a chocolate butter cream. It was delicious to eat and a lot of fun and heartache making and putting it all together.
The house lit up!! It was really cool in person.
This is a picture of the rolled out cookie dough and the stencil for the house.
The baked house.
putting it together
The top of the house broke....