The leaves are changing, children are settled in their school routine, and Halloween is in TWO weeks! Knowing that I needed to scare-up some treats for a Halloween party, I decided to experiment with our coffin dessert shell pan.
Making these mini cakes was easy and surprisingly fast. One chocolate cake mix yielded about 12 coffins. I started by spraying each cavity with Bake Easy™ then filling 2/3 full of batter. My cake mix suggested cooking cupcakes at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, so I put these in at 350 degrees for only 15 minutes. Came out perfect!
After the cakes had cooled, I used a #12 decorating tip to pipe on the icing. This made it easy to keep the icing in the indented cavity on the coffin and also gave a mud look to the grave.
I used the tombstone candy mold as well as the skeleton candy mold. The skeleton bones candy mold is one of my favorites and can be used in many Halloween treat ideas. (If you read the Wilton blog often, you probably recognize it!)
The Bug Sprinkles were a quick way to add some creepy crawlers to my candy skeleton’s grave while the Silver Metallic Jimmies added some shine. Also, I had to use the Black Color Mist™! Color Mist is one of the most fun decorating tools. I added a small amount to give it a gray look.
And there it is. Adorable – I mean scary adorable – mini cakes for any Halloween party! No tricks to these, just treats!