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My son requested that we make this totally tubular Graveyard Cake from the Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook. It would be excellent for any kind of fall gathering or potluck! The thing I like best about this type of cake is that it doesn’t depend on stellar frosting skills. As long as you can get a basic coating of frosting on there, the rest is fairly simple. It’s just a matter of assembling the different components and arranging them on the cake. This is my favorite way of decorating cakes.
The chocolate trees are made from melted chocolate bark, while the headstones are Nutter Butters with “RIP” piped on in the same chocolate. I like how the chocolate bark works really well for making nice lettering. It doesn’t look sloppy at all.
These are all the graham cracker pieces that we used for the little house/shack. You may end up breaking a few crackers as you try to cut them, so plan to have some extras on hand.
Here is the assembled house. I ended up cutting the side pieces too short, so I just cut another little piece to patch the hole. No problem since it’s supposed to look dilapidated anyway. I reserved some of the green frosting to hold the house pieces together.
I love how the trees turned out. Another thing you could do is break off the tree so that it looks like a dead tree stump. That looked quite realistic, too.
A few more of the details: chocolate graham cracker walkway, candy pumpkin and Reese’s Pieces decorations, and gravestones scattered about. We forgot the crushed chocolate graham cracker crumbs around the headstones to look like dirt.
I hope you have fun making your own graveyard cake! Post a link below so I can see how yours turned out!