Thursday, 3 November 2011

This is Halloween

Happy Belated Halloween!

This year I made Black Velvet Ghost Cakes to take to a party over the weekend. It was safe to say we had fun with them... A lot were eaten but as the night progressed many ended up smooshed into faces, crushed in drinks and I still can't get the icing off my heels! Oh well, icing tastes great licked from faces, right? 

I used Nigella's Red Velvet Cake recipe and just subbed the red food colouring with black and blue.
For the ghoooosts I made marshmallow icing and piped the faces on with black icing:

2 egg whites
4 tablespoons of golden syrup
100g caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Put all ingredients expect the vanilla in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Whisk with an electric beater until the icing becomes thick and holds a peak. [This should take around 5 mins]
2. Take the bowl off the heat and add the vanilla. Keep whisking until the meringue mix cools.
3. Pipe onto cakes and add faces :D