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Halloween Monster Mummy Cake
Jaqui

Halloween Monster Mummy Cake

by Jaqui
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This mummy cake tutorial is easy to follow and at the end you'll have something to happily sit on your Halloween party table! Once you've mastered the technique to creating a 'bandage' effect, you can scale this down to create matching mummy cupcakes and even cake pops! You don't need that many tools and only 2 colours of sugarpaste, so there's no excuse to not make your 'mummy' proud and show off your skills this Halloween!

you will need...

  • Ribbon Cutter
  • Cake Card (same size as cake)
  • 100g Black Sugarpaste
  • 750g White Sugarpaste
  • 500g Vanilla Frosting
  • Round Sponge Cake
  • Cake Drum (3" more than cake)
  • Candy Eyeballs
  • Spider Ring
  • Red Paste Colour
  • Cocktail Stick
  • 15mm White Satin Ribbon

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you will need...

FMM Multi Ribbon Cutter
FMM Multi Ribbon Cutter
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£10.32
Single Thickness Round Cake Card - 8
Single Thickness Round Cake Card - 8"
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£0.50
Black Sugarpaste 125g
Black Sugarpaste 125g
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£1.19
CDS White Sugarpaste 1kg
CDS White Sugarpaste 1kg
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£4.49
Vanilla Flavoured Icing & Frosting 500g
Vanilla Flavoured Icing & Frosting 500g
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£4.99
Ready Made Vanilla Sponge Cake - 8
Ready Made Vanilla Sponge Cake - 8" Rd
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£12.10
11
11" Silver Round Cake Drum / Board
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£2.04
Candy Eyeballs - Yellow & Green
Candy Eyeballs - Yellow & Green
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£3.69
Halloween Spider Ring Toppers x 12
Halloween Spider Ring Toppers x 12
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£1.00
Sugarflair Sugarcraft Paste Colour - Poppy Red
Sugarflair Sugarcraft Paste Colour - Poppy Red
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£2.59
Cocktail Sticks
Cocktail Sticks
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£0.50
White Double Satin Ribbon - 15mm (width)
White Double Satin Ribbon - 15mm (width)
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£0.79

instructions

Bake up a yummy cake (here we've used a 7" round sponge cake), any flavour you like and leave it to cool. Place the cake on a round cake card ready to decorate.

Preparing The Cake

1. Split the cake into two halves and then sandwich them back together with jam and buttercream. Use a palette knife to crumb coat your cake using the remainder of your buttercream or frosting. Make sure you get a nice even layer all the way around the cake and on the top.

Making The 'Bandages'

2. Take a chunk of white sugarpaste and roll this into a rough sausage shape. Roll the sausage out length ways to approximately 45cm (1 & 1/2 ruler lengths) and approximately 2mm thick.

3. Using a ribbon cutter, set the width to approximately 0.75 - 1" wide and cut out a long strip from the sugarpaste. The ribbon cutter will help you to cut a straight and even strip.

4. Carefully pick up the strip and lay this over your cake, ensuring the strip goes from one side of the cake, over the top and down the opposing side. Use your fingers to gently make the strip stick to the buttercream. Use a sharp knife to trim off any excess sugarpaste.

5. Cut out several more strips of sugarpaste and lay these tightly side-by-side over the cake (see photos) until the entire top surface of the cake is covered. Don't worry about the uncovered sides for now.

Making The Eyes

6. The next step is to make the peephole for the mummy's eyes! Take a piece of black sugarpaste (roughly golf ball sized) and roll this out to approximately 2mm thick. Cut out a rough rectangle shape and stick this to the top of the cake, where the eyes will sit.

7. Now you can think about covering up the sides of the cake! Cut out some more strips of white sugarpaste and lay these over the cake so that they cover up the sides that are bare. Allow the strips to cover up the edges of the 'peep hole' so that you can see only a small amount of the black rectangle.

Final Bandaging

8. Layer the cake with more strips, until the cake is covered with strips wrapped in all different directions, so your mummy cake looks more realistic. Use a little edible glue to secure the strips into place.

9. Once you're happy with how the 'bandages' look, take a pair of the candy eyes and, using a little edible glue, stick these to the black rectangle or peep hole.

Decorating The Cake Drum

10. Now that the mummy cake is decorated, it's time to decorate the cake drum! Roll out a 250g packet of white sugarpaste to approximately 2mm thick and drape this over the drum. Use a cake smoother to iron out any creases to create a lovely smooth finish. You may even find it easier to roll the sugarpaste out on the drum itself, and just pick the sugarpaste up and rotate it on the drum until it covers the whole surface.

11. Trim off any excess sugarpaste from the edge of the cake drum using a sharp knife. You can now wrap a white satin ribbon (15mm) around the edge of the drum for a professional finish.

Finishing Touches

12. For the finishing touches, use a spider ring and push this into the corner of the peep hole for extra detail.

13. Lastly, and this really will make your cake look complete, take some red paste colour, a cocktail stick and a small amount of water in a bowl. Use the cocktail stick to scrape a small amount of the paste colour into the bowl, and mix it around to turn the water a bright red colour. Remove the cocktail stick and flick it over the edges of the cake drum to create splash or 'blood' marks. You can also use the end of the cocktail stick to gently wipe and smear the paste colour in random patterns along the edge of the drum.

That's it! In just 13 steps you've successfully decorated a mummy cake and now you're ready to show it off to your party guests. Happy Halloween!

 

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