Sometimes an idea rattles around in your skull and you just have to get it out… irony intended! Skull cakelets are the perfect spooky treat for any Halloween celebration. As if by some sort of Halloween magic, no sooner did I have the idea than I came across this skull silicone baking pan.
To realize my skull cakelet tower, I used Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix. I followed the super simple baking directions on the back of the box. Once the mix was ready, I filled each skull about half full. The skull cakes baked perfectly in about 14 minutes. After letting them cool I arranged them into a tower shape by arranging them on a platter.
Next up was preparing the webbing. I melted mini marshmallows in the microwave for 30 seconds, stirred them up, and then let them sit for about a minute or so until they slightly cooled. Trust me, you don’t want to stick your hands into melted marshmallows that are too hot!
Now came the fun part: webbing the skull cakes. I grabbed a good amount of the melted marshmallow goo with my fingers. I then start pulling it apart to create my thin webs. Next, I draped it (or “webbed” it) over my skull cakelet tower to really amp up the “creepy.” You can use as much or as little webbing as you like. My kids aren’t big frosting eaters, so my webbing is primarily for presentation.
If you’re looking for more fall treats take a look at my daughter’s special Pumpkin Spiced Steamed Milk recipe. It would pair nicely with these cakes!
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These are great!!
Thank you so much. They were a hit at our Halloween party.