Haunted House Part 1: Spooky Chocolate Trees

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Spooky Chocolate Trees

Welcome to Part One of my Haunted House Cake Tutorial Series.ย ๐Ÿš๏ธ

Haunted House Cake Tutorial Part 1 - Spooky Chocolate Trees by Caking with All4Fun Cakes

And just in time for HALLOWEEN!!! ๐ŸŽƒ

There are four parts in all, so be sure to watch all of them!

Haunted House Cake Tutorial – Part One

In this blog post and video tutorial,
I will be sharing how I created the Spooky Chocolate Trees for my husband’s Haunted House Sculpted Birthday Cake.ย 

Haunted House Sculpted Birthday Cake by All4Fun Cakes

And since they were made with DARK CHOCOLATE, they were a BIG hit at the party!

Well, let’s get started…

Here is a list of the things you will need:

Tools and Supplies

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Easy Instructions

In addition to the video tutorial, here are the written instructions. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Download and Print spooky tree templates on paper (see TEMPLATE #4 below)
  • Place templates on a board (anything that will NOT bend – I used a large cutting board)
  • Cover templates with wax paper
  • Melt chocolate in piping bag
  • Use scissors to cut the tip of the piping bagSTART OUT VERY SMALL – you can make it bigger, but you can’t make it smallerย ๐Ÿ˜œ
  • Line up where your lollipop stick will be and trim if necessary
  • Pipe chocolate, place the lollipop stick, and cover with more chocolate
  • Pipe some spooky branches
  • Place entire board in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
  • Peel gently from wax paper
  • Adhere to cake board with small amount of melted chocolate

I know what you are going to ask next… “YIKES!!! What if they break?!?!?!?”ย ย ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

No worries!!! Don’t you know that chocolate fixes EVERYTHING!?!?!?!ย ๐Ÿ˜œ

Seriously though… They can be slightly fragile, but all you have to do is glue them back together with a little more chocolate. ๐Ÿ™‚

Bet you couldn’t even tell that one of my trees broke in two places. A little more chocolate to glue it back together and you couldn’t even tell!

Of course, you can always make extras and eat the broken evidence LOLย ๐Ÿ˜‰

Templates Available for Download

Cake Structure:

  • I started with two 8″ round chocolate cakes (see red circle shown in templates).
  • After stacking and filling them with dark chocolate ganache, I applied Template #1 and trimmed the outside edges to match the shape.
  • Then I cut the horizontal roof line so I could add a support board.
  • Each section (above roof line and below roof line) was cut into two horizontal layers and filled with more dark chocolate ganache.
  • Four short straws were inserted in the main section to support the roof section.

 

Haunted House Sculpted Cake Template Shape - Caking with All4Fun Cakes
TEMPLATE #1: Red = 8″ Round Cake / Black = Trim outside edges for shape and roof line for support board

Door and Windows:

NOTE: The two side windows were duplicates of the smallest front window.

Haunted House Sculpted Cake Template Front - Caking with All4Fun Cakes
TEMPLATE #2: Front of House for Door and Windows
Haunted House Sculpted Cake Template Back - Caking with All4Fun Cakes
TEMPLATE #3: Back of House for Windows

Spooky Trees:

Haunted House Cake Template Spooky Trees - Caking with All4Fun Cakes
TEMPLATE #4: Spooky Trees

Now we can move on to the video…

Video Tutorial: Haunted House Cake – Part 1 Spooky Chocolate Trees

How did you like that spooky background music? Special thanks to Adultz94 for allowing me to use his Creepy Haunted House Organ Music!ย ๐Ÿš๏ธ

I hope youย found the techniques in this tutorial fun, easy-to-follow and helpful. Don’t forget to subscribe so you will be the first to know when a new post is available!

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Making Spooky Memories with Custom Birthday Cakes ๐Ÿ‘ป

By now, you probably know that I think my hubby is the best husband in the world! ๐ŸŽƒ

But did you know that he is really just a little kid hiding at heart? โค๏ธ

Itโ€™s sooooo true!!! Case in point, he asked for a UFO cake last yearโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ‘ฝ

Due to our schedules, we had to celebrate his birthday a week late this year. And since he turned 55, I wanted his cake to be extra funโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ’€

So I wasnโ€™t surprised in the least when he asked for a Haunted House. ๐Ÿš๏ธ

Inside: Sinful Decadence Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache Filling.

Outside: Dark Chocolate Ganache and Marshmallow Fondant.

100% Edible Decorations include:
-Spooky Trees made with Dark Chocolate ๐Ÿซ
-Tombstones, Door, Fence, Pathway, and Grass made with Candy Melts
-Black Cat, Jack-O-Lanterns and Pumpkins made with Fondant ๐ŸŽƒ
-Bones and Insects are purchased candy sprinkles
-Dirt made with crumbled Chocolate Cake
-Flying Bats & Ghosts are made with Fondant and suspended with Japanese Rice Noodles ๐Ÿฆ‡ ๐Ÿ‘ป

Happy Happy Haunted 55th Birthday Gerry!!! ๐ŸŽ‚

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Now it’s YOUR turn…

Grab your supplies, melt your chocolate, and make some Spooky Chocolate Trees!

And I hope you will take the time to watch all four videos in this series:

Until next time! ๐Ÿ™‚

Loving life, having fun, and Making Memories with Custom Cakesย โค๏ธ

 

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