Saturday, October 26, 2013

Vampire Bat Cake

Don't let the looks of this cake fool you...it's actually very simple to bake, assemble, and decorate. And this is coming from someone who definitely does not do well with fancy cakes! There's still plenty of time left before Halloween to wow all of the party goers with this masterpiece.
red velvet bats vampire halloween cake
When I saw this cake on Cookies & Cups, I was instantly smitten, but I thought there was no way I could do it justice.
You see, as much as I love to bake cakes, they never (evereverever) turn out pretty. Ever.
But that rarely stops me from trying.
So I decided to attempt this super cute cake for a Halloween party that we were planning to attend. I baked the red velvet layers a few days ahead of time, and after they cooled completely, wrapped them tight and threw them in the freezer. In case you didn't know, cake layers freeze really well. I actually do this with most of my cakes and have been pleasantly surprised with how the layers remain so moist and fresh.
The day before the party, I drew the bats on parchment and filled them in with chocolate. I also made the frosting and placed it in the refrigerator, then placed the cake layers on the counter to thaw.
The day of the party, I assembled, frosted, and decorated.
Splitting it all up this way made it all seem so easy.
Transporting it was another story ;0
red velvet cake vampire bat halloween
If you want to make this cake, head on over to Cookies & Cups for the recipe. I followed it exactly as it was written and everything turned out perfect.
Don't forget to share your photos of the finished product!
Here's a snap shot of us at the party...it's the best we could get with our lil wolf who was on the prowl!


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