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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Part 3 of my DIY Halloween Special!

OK! It is the day before Halloween so I had to get this up before that comes and goes!

Goal: To take little pieces of cake and make them look like ghosts using frosting and a butter glaze!

Here we go:

First I made up a box cake mix in a sheet pan. Then I cut little circles of it out and placed them on a wire rack

Now, it was time to make the butter glaze.
1 stick of unsalted sweetcream butter
2 1/2 C. of SIFTED powdered sugar
5 TBS of Milk

And, yes, I did sift the powdered sugar!

And, this is why I sifted it! I am always surprised when I sift sugar or flour how many lumps, hard lumps there really are!

To make the glaze:
melt the stick of butter and then (while the butter is warm) mix in the powdered sugar and milk.

Then I made some of my frosting I always make and piped it onto the top of the little cakes trying to make them ghost shaped

I decided to try the Martha Method first, I poured the glaze over the little cakes. As you can see it was see thru.

So, I ended up ditching the Martha way and ended up throwing them in the glaze, rollin' them around and takin' them out by hand!

Then I dipped them a second time...

This is the little "ghosts" after their 3rd dip in the glaze

This is just Kobe playin' in the left over glaze.

Then I put all the little ghosts in the freezer to harden up!

I used a black gel tube to make their eyes and mouths. If you are Martha Stewart you would have melted dark chocolate and piped the little eyes and mouths on with that.

They did turn out cute!


Pros-They are really cute!

Cons-Taste wise, I wasn't too into butter and sugar, but to each their own.
-I had to dip some of them 3 times to get them to look right, I had to make 3 batches of the butter glaze
-They never hardened. I put them in the freezer and then they did, but when they thawed they were mushy
and I don't like that!


Ben said...

You make it look so easy I think I will make some of these while I am at work today! I love you!

Leah W said...

lol, yeah, I bet!

I love you too!

gram said...

They were really cute. Love ya,Gram

Leah W said...

thanks gram :)

Vicki Aeschliman said...

I can't believe all the work you went to for us. Thank you for making our Halloween special!