Some ghostly activities

I love this time of year. Halloween, bonfire night and then the run up to Christmas, which means toffee apples, mulled wine and lots of chocolate.

To get in the Halloween mood we decided to make a ghost. We’ve made one before here.

Then carrying on the ghostly theme we made a ghost pudding. I cheated with the chocolate mousse ( its Gu ) and then we drew a face on a marshmallow, put it on a cocktail stick and ‘Ta Da’ as my daughter would say. A delicious Halloween pudding.

When I presented this to my children, they said I was the ‘The bestest Mummy cooker in the whole big wide world’. High praise indeed.

Z then asked if we could make a giant ghost cake, so we had a go! Its not giant, but it is bigger than a cupcake.

Ghost Cake

We made a vanilla sponge using:

  • 125g Caster Sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 125g self raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • a teaspoon of baking podwer
  • a dash of vanilla essence
  • Just bung everything in a mixing bowl and mix all together. Pur into a rectangle cake tin and add some oreos.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until brown on top.
  • Let the cake cool, then slice in half, and put together to make a square.
  • Roll out some white ready to roll icing and drape over the cake like a ghost.
  • Add eyes and whatever other decoration you want.

We also made these, what do you think? Shhhh, we cheated, they are Betty Crocker, Morrisons orange icing and Wiltons black icing pen. Scrummy though.

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  1. Jenny Paulin says

    Wow those ghostly cakes look fab! And the mallow dipping puds are so easy and yet so effective. Thanks for linking up xx

  2. says

    I’m not being funny but that ghost cake is the simplest thing in the world, and really, really effective! Next year, I’m making one of those!

    Thanks for linking this up to ShowOff ShowCase.

  3. says

    At last! Woman of my own hart who cheats and does simple things, lol. But very effective, prasie-worthy things ….

    Leaving lots of time to *cough* load the dishwasher and sit down for a cup of tea and copious amounts of chocolate and cake, nom nom

    Thanks for sharing


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