Halloween festivities are approaching and it’s time to plan your meals.

During Halloween, it’s nice to serve colorful and a little exceptionally looking treats.

This time I filled the vanilla cake base with strawberry marmalade and frosted the cake in the traditional way with whipped cream.

I used the appropriate colors for the theme and the appropriate sugar decorations to decorate the cake.

You can decorate the Halloween-themed cake the way you want.

The cake is also great for other parties, as long as you customize the decoration to suit the theme of the party.

For this decoration, I used an extrudable icing made of icing sugar and water.

I dyed the icing with food colors.

I also used small sugar grains sold in bakery shops for decoration.

Photo: Taru Vihavainen

You can make various edible decorations on top of the cake or use candies that suit the theme.

Today, there is a really wide selection of edible decorations and sweets suitable for various theme parties in the shops.

Halloween cake

Cake base:

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 ½ dl sugar

  • 5 dl wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar

  • 1 ½ dl of milk

  • 75 g butter

Humidification:

  • 1 dl milk

Filling:

  • 250 g of strawberry marmalade

Frosting:

  • 2 dl whipped cream

  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar

Ornamentation:

  • 2 dl icing sugar

  • about 4 teaspoons of water

  • food colors

  • edible sugar decorations or candies

Beat the eggs and sugar into a thick light foam.

Meanwhile, mix the dry ingredients together.

Warm the milk to room temperature and melt the butter.

Add dry matter and milk in a few portions alternately to the foam.

Carefully lift the dough with a spatula.

Finally, add the melted butter and lift it into the dough.

Pour the dough into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (approx. 20 cm x 30 cm).

Bake at 175 degrees for about 25 minutes, or until the cake base is cooked through.

Allow the base to cool before filling and frosting.

Cut the cake into two parts.

Lift one of the cake bases onto the serving dish.

Dampen the cake base with milk using a bun.

Spread strawberry marmalade on top of the cake base layer into an even layer.

Lift the second layer of cake base over the strawberry marmalade and moisten the upper base of the cake with milk.

Stable icing whipped cream together with icing sugar to foam.

Spread the whipped cream on the cake.

Prepare the sugar icing to be extruded by measuring the icing sugar in a bowl.

Add a little water at a time until you get the mixture supple.

If you want to use many different colors in the decoration, then divide the mixture into several containers and add food colors to the containers.

Stir the food colors evenly into the icing.

Spoon the icing into small freezer bags or extrusion bags and cut a small hole at the corner of each bag.

Squeeze the icing on top of the whipped cream the way you want.

Finish the decoration with small sugar eyes or other edible decorations suitable for the theme of the party.

Photo: Tuomas Vihavainen

Taru Vihavainen is a physiotherapist by profession.

It all started with a christening cake, which made him more interested in baking.

Vihavainen started running the Pullahiiren baking corner blog in 2006 and stayed that way.

Over the years, the blog has gained popularity and at its best reaches tens of thousands of readers a month.

Angry has also written three baking books.

In addition, he holds baking courses and designs recipes for businesses.

Taru Vihavainen especially wants to encourage parents to bring their children to the kitchen.