Haunted House Part 4: Creepy Board, Bats and Ghosts

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Creepy Board, Bats and Ghosts

Welcome Back!!! Are you ready for Part Four of my Haunted House Cake Tutorial Series? 🏚️

Haunted House Cake Tutorial Part 4 - Creepy Board Bats Ghosts by Caking with All4Fun Cakes

Here are links to all FOUR parts of this FREE tutorial series:

Haunted House Cake Tutorial – Part Four

In this blog post and video tutorial, I will be sharing how I created the Creepy Board, Flying Bats and Floating Ghosts for my husband’s Haunted House Sculpted Birthday Cake. 

Haunted House Sculpted Birthday Cake by All4Fun Cakes

And since these spooky decorations were made with candy melts and my super tasty LMF Marshmallow Fondant, 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

BEFORE YOU START…

CAKE BOARD DECORATIONS

FLYING BATS

FLOATING GHOSTS

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Easy Instructions

In addition to the video tutorial, here are the written instructions with the corresponding video time stamp. 😘

STEP ONE (OPTIONAL): (0:00-0:24)

  • “Clean” your cake with a Portable Steamer
  • Place cake back in the refrigerator to chill for 5-10 minutes

STEP TWO: (0:25-2:33)

  • Gather the decorations you’ve worked hard to make and prepare to have fun!

    Haunted House Cake Tutorial Part 4 - Creepy Board Bats Ghosts by Caking with All4Fun Cakes
    Spooky Chocolate Trees look cool and taste divine!
  • Attach rickety porch railings and creepy front door with melted chocolate, reinforcing joints as you go with more melted chocolate
  • Attach Spooky Chocolate Trees to board with melted chocolate
  • Secure trees to board by piping melted chocolate around the bottom
    • Note: One of my trees broke 😢  (Shhhhhh… Don’t tell anyone!) I just glued it back together. Chocolate really DOES fix EVERYTHING!!! 😊
  • Secure trees to board by piping melted chocolate around the bottom
  • Place cake in refrigerator to chill for 5-10 minutes

    Haunted House Cake Tutorial Part 4 - Creepy Board Bats Ghosts by Caking with All4Fun Cakes
    The spooky trees, rickety porch railings and creepy front door are glued in place with chocolate. Put cake back in the refrigerator so the chocolate will harden.

MAKE FLYING BATS (2:34-4:38)

  • Roll out black fondant (1/4 – 3/8″ thick)
  • Cut out bats
  • Shape ears
  • Poke hole through wing (GENTLY or you will deform your bat!) with needle tool
  • Dip noodle in piping gel
  • Insert noodle into hole (again, GENTLY or you will deform your bat!)
  • Fix bat shape (it will squish some no matter how gentle you are)
  • Smooth out any marks on the bat shape
  • Glue tiny orange sugar pearls in place for eyes using tweezers and piping gel (see video 4:12-4:38)

MAKE FLYING GHOSTS (4:39-6:18)

  • Roll out white fondant (1/4 – 3/8″ thick)
  • Cut out ghosts
  • Smooth edges
  • Imprint with face
  • Cut noodles to size (if needed)
  • Poke hole in tail or belly (GENTLY or you will deform your ghost!) with needle tool (see video 5:30-5:50)
  • Dip noodle in piping gel
  • Insert noodle into hole (again, GENTLY or you will deform your ghost!)
  • Fix ghost shape (it will squish some no matter how gentle you are)
  • Smooth out any marks on the ghost shape
  • Roll two tiny balls of black fondant for eyes and press in place with ball tool (see video 5:50-6:16)

PATHWAY AND GRASS (6:19-7:00)

  • Follow the pattern of your intended pathway layout
  • Pipe melted green candy melts, spread lightly with spoon and press pathway stones in place
    • Note: My pathway broke, so I did it in sections 🙂
  • Pipe candy melt grass
  • Attach other decorations in place with melted chocolate

    Haunted House Cake Tutorial Part 4 - Creepy Board Bats Ghosts by Caking with All4Fun Cakes
    It’s all in the details 🙂
  • Sprinkle crumbled leftover chocolate cake around tombstones for dirt, adding bones and bugs
  • Place in refrigerator to chill for 10-15 minutes

    Haunted House Cake Tutorial Part 4 - Creepy Board Bats Ghosts by Caking with All4Fun Cakes
    Almost done! Place cake back in the refrigerator to chill. Last step will be to add ribbon, flying bats and floating ghosts. 🙂
  • To finish your board, glue 5/8″ black ribbon to the edge of the cake board with a hot glue gun (not shown)

ADD FLYING BATS (7:00-7:19)

  • Determine placement and angle
  • Poke hole with needle tool
  • Dip noodle end in piping gel
  • Insert noodle into hole
  • Trim noodle if needed

ADD FLOATING GHOSTS (7:20-7:43)

  • Determine placement and angle
  • Poke hole with needle tool
  • Dip noodle end in piping gel
  • Insert noodle into hole
  • Trim noodle if needed

Place cake in refrigerator to chill and take a bow! 🙂

Unless you are like me and finishing the cake just as it’s time to leave for the party LOL 😜

On to the video…

Video Tutorial: Haunted House Cake – Part 4 Creepy Board, Bats & Ghosts

How did you like that spooky background music? Special thanks to Adultz94 for allowing me to use his Creepy Haunted House Organ Music!🏚️

I hope you 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!

And that is how…

I made a Haunted House Birthday Cake for my hubby!

Now YOU can make a sculpted Haunted House Cake for your family and friends!🏚️

Be sure to watch all four videos in this series:

Have a safe and Happy Halloween! 🎃👻🦇

Until next time! 🙂

Loving life, having fun, and Making Memories with Custom Cakes ❤️

 

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