Do you need an easy cake design for an upcoming harvest or Halloween party? The “cake walk” was my favorite game at the carnival I went to growing up. I would do it over and over and take home multiple cakes, which I’m sure delighted my parents. This simple monster cake was what I took to my daughter’s last carnival where they needed cakes for the cake walk. If you are looking for more cake designs, I would love for you to see my cake tab. Cake making is a huge hobby for me. This monster cake I intentionally made really easy, but I hope you’ll click back to see more of my more involved designs.
When I was trying to decide on a design for the cake walk cake, I landed on this one. Why? Well, I was providing a few different cakes, so it had to be simple. Further, I wanted to make it super fun and appealing to kids. The final reason I did this particular design is because I wanted my kids to be able to help. Using candy I had on hand, we created a fun monster face.
The kids had a lot of fun helping with this cake. While I often have them helping with my fondant cakes too, there is something different with a frosting cake where you just get to stick a bunch of candy on top.
We made my favorite white velvet cake recipe and just kept it one layer. This helped me be able to do multiple cakes – less baking. We also used the best buttercream recipe I know. The monster eyes are Oreos, twisted in half. I originally used edible eyeballs as featured in the photo collage above. However, I ended up changing them out for green gum drops as seen in the feature picture. We used M&M’s for the mouth, and lollipops for the nose and horn. It is as simple as that.
I know that some people want a challenge when it comes to cake design, but I know others want something easy and yet fun to present at events. This cake is the latter. I think my Cake Making 101 post would really help a lot of different levels of baker and could help with this particular cake. The other “technique” you want to know is how I made the monster furry looking. All you do is use the back of the spoon, twisting and then pulling away from the cake. It gives you the wave-like texture you see.
I hope this playful design has inspired you. I know that even the most novice cake maker could create this fun monster look.