A decorating tip for a Halloween cake is to pipe meringue into the shape of white bones, place them on the cake and bake to set. Another decorating idea is to make ghosts by using a generous amount of peaked white frosting that is swirled into ghostly shapes on top,
Dot each shape with two eyes. You can also add jack-o-lanterns made from Oreo cookies to the top or side of a cake. Pipe bright orange eyes and faces on the cookies and let them circle the cake at the base. A simple, and classic fall cake is easy to make by stenciling brown or colored fallen leaves on to a plain orange-frosted cake and dusting them with a bit of confectioner’s sugar.
Sites such as BHG.com, or Better Homes and Gardens, provide a wide variety of Halloween cake ideas, photos and design tips and patterns. Site visitors can access a scary skull cake, a decorative pumpkin cake, a scaredy-cat ice cream cake, a chocolate spider cake and a Halloween cheesecake.