Every year we like to throw a little Halloween party…although I guess it has grown into a larger Halloween party these days. Last year I wanted to make a decorated cake for the party. I had bought the Wilton skull pan a while ago, but never had a chance to use it, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to use it to make a Mummy cake! I even made it out of red velvet cake so that it would look “bloody” when it was cut into.
Since it was red velvet cake I decided to frost it with a traditional cream cheese buttercream. I placed the cake onto an 8 inch cake circle, then applied a very thing layer of buttercream to the skull.
For the eyes I cut out ovals of black fondant to place in the eye sockets, attaching with a little buttercream. Finally to create the mummy effect I used the flat side of a tip #47 to pipe long strands of frosting across the skull in a crisscross pattern. This was the fun part since you can just go crazy and not worry about symmetry.