11.02.2008

Haunted House Cake

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....

8 comments:

Carol and Dan said...

Wow That looks amazing! Great job!........c.

Hank and Mary said...

wow wee. that is a lot of work. It looks impressive.

AL said...

I bow to the Master. You are amazing. How fun was that? I bet you had a blast making that. I am very proud of you. Good job. I have decided when I retire I am going to do cool things like that. Well my memory is swiftly lacking, so who knows what I will do in twelve more years?? I may be eating soft food and staring into space.

Great job Kara!!

TAITx3 said...

Thanks AL for the nice comment. You put a smile on my face. ~Kara

Cassandra said...

that is an awesome cake. Was it hard for people to eat it, because it looked so pretty?

Anonymous said...

The cake was much better in person.. I had a huge piece of chocolate cake. It was delicious! Thanks for making such a special cake.
MJ

The MacDonald Clan said...

Did you get this from the Martha Stewart magazine? Its amazing and I think you could be Martha Stewart...but way hotter!

The Nelson Family said...

WOW!