Saturday, September 8, 2012

Frankenstein's Monster Cake

Sometimes I get a little obsessive about accuracy.
 This cake is a good example for you...


Would you call this green guy Frankenstein?
Because he is actually Frankenstein's Monster.
Frankenstein is the name of the mad scientist who created him.

Now that we have that perfectly accurate, let's get on to some cake decorating!

What You Will Need:
Cake frosted with green buttercream
Decorating bag filled with chocolate fudge frosting
Wilton tips #47 (basketweave) and #3 (small round)
2 white candy melts
2 brown M&M's
1 green peanut M&M
1 mini Twix bar


My favorite part of this cake is the hair!

I used a tub of pre-made frosting (gasp!) because the consistency is perfect for this.
(I added some black food coloring to make it darker.)
Using tip #47, start piping in the middle of the cake and move outward -
going over the edge and down the side a little. 
Make sure the serrated side of the tip is up.
Continue all the way around the cake, making the hair longer in back.
 
Attach the brown M&M's to the candy melts with a dab of frosting, then press on to the cake.
Attach your green peanut M&M to the cake right under the eyes.
Using tip #3, pipe on a squiggly mouth and a scar.
Cut the Twix bar in half, and press into the sides of the cake to make neck bolts.



 I prefer my Halloween cakes to be more cute than creepy. :0)

Enjoy!

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79 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh this cake is so flippin' CUTE!!!
    ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

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  2. Oh my gosh Robin, I LOVE this cake. How did you get the green frosted part of the cake so smooth? So, all those green Frankensteins really aren't Frankenstein? Interesting!

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  3. OMG I love him!

    Katie @ Horrific Knits

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  4. Hola, una carita simpatica. Me encata tu blog. Un abrazo.

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  5. Great cake Robin ! I put it on my list for the halloween party I am planning for my nephews !

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    1. What an awesome uncle! I hope they love it! :0)

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  6. LOVE this idea for a cake!! Last year I made a black cat cake, but this year I'll definitely be trying my hand making a Frankenstein cake! Thanks so much for sharing how, and hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

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  7. Oh my gosh, he is so cute! I love the hair!

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  8. Ohhh, it's so cute! :-)
    Really nice!
    Aurélie

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  9. Oh my! This is the best Halloween cake ever. Love it!!

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  10. This is unbelievably cute!!! LOVE him. Such a great job Robin!

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  11. My husband would be so happy to see someone else call this guy Frankenstein's Monster. Your cake is really great and I love how simple it is to re-create. Pinned!

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  12. Wow, what an amazing cake!
    I have given you the Sunshine Award. Please head over to my blog to check it out! :)
    http://fewofmyfavthings95.blogspot.com.au/
    Hope you have a lovely day!
    Xx

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  13. This is too adorable, yet you make it seem easy enough for me to make. I'm so pinning this and plan to make it for one of our kid-friendly Halloween parties we are going to.

    Bonny @ thedomesticatedprincess.blogspot.com

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  14. Crazy cute! I love how you did the hair! I'm definitely pinning this for Halloween inspiration. Maybe I can figure out a way to do it on a smaller scale for cookies. Love it!

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  15. I so love him!! I don't think I would be able to eat him:P I so love your cute and fun cake designs! I think I will have to make a frankenstein cake for the kiddies come Halloween!

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  16. This is so cute. I am your newest follower!

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  17. This cake is genious! I love it.

    If you get a chance come link up your tutorial at my Fall Edition Pin Party.

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/09/pintastic-monday-fall-edition.html

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  18. This is adorable! Thank you for sharing how to make this cake. My kids would be so thrilled to walk in from school and see this guy at the table. I may have to surprise them.

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  19. Hi Robin,
    I wonder why I could never succeed making this Frankenstein's Monster Cake
    How did you do it? I'll try again for sure and this time I'll refer to your recipe as my guide :)
    Thanks also for the tempting food photos. It looks like they were made by professional. Have you ever heard about food photography site called http://www.foodporn.net ?
    Your pics should be on the Food Porn home page, that's for sure!

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  20. Yep Robin, I'm a stickler for accuracy too:) Popular culture has long labeled HIM "Frankenstein". Your monster is out-of-this-world CUTE!!!

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  21. That is so simple and so perfect! Great idea!

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  22. this is too adorable and love that you shared how you made it

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  23. Thanks so much for linking up with Mop It Up Mondays this week! You are being featured today on our new series, The Tuesday Ten: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/09/the-tuesday-ten_11.html.

    Have a great week!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  24. This is adorable! Would love for you to share this at my link party. Hope to see you there!
    http://www.thesasselife.com/2012/09/crafty-sasse-wednesday-link-party-45.html
    Kim

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  25. Wow your cakes are so AMAZING!!! I love all of them! You are really talented!

    New follower here! Would love for you to visit me and join my site as well! :)

    riversrecipereview.blogspot.com

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  26. Well that's just adorable!
    Dropping in from Creative Me Linky Party

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  27. Aw, so cute! Love it!

    I would love to invite you to post this over at my link party on The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Hope to see you there :)

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  28. That is so cool!! I am starting to do more cakes as well and loving it...I have a cake I just did on my blog as well, if you want to stop by there.

    I think this is my first time of visiting your blog, please stop by and visit my blog and say hello as well and become a follower (if you are not one already) at: http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

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  29. That is one adorable monster!! You did an awesome job on this cake :)

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  30. This is the cutest cake!!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  31. This cake is adorable. It looks like it would be really easy to decorate too. I'd love it you shared this over at my link party. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/09/1-month-of-fun-september-link-party.html

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  32. All of your cakes are so cute!! I am going to pin some of them! Your newest follower from threekendrickblessings.blogspot.com

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  33. This cake is so wonderful! The colors really turned out nicely. I will be checking out your other cakes as well; especially the watermelon cake.

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  34. Oh my goodness, I love, love, LOVE this cake. It's so cute, the hair is great and love the eyes and mouth as well as the chocolate bolts. The colours are great too. Such a fantastic Frankenstein cake.

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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  35. Cutest Halloween Cake Ever! I love it - you are very talented :)

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  36. Really love this cake and all of your work! Such personality in everything you do!

    Amy @ Creative Kid Snacks

    Found you via Live Laugh Linky

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  37. it is so cute and delicious, I want to try it next week, thanks for your sharing
    www.getsoftwarekey.com

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  38. SO cute - I wish I had your mad decorating skills!

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  39. Amazing, almost to fun to eat - ALMOST!
    Found you via live, laugh, linky

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  40. What a great idea for Fall! I am hosting an "It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party" .... I would like to invite you to share this project, and other Fall related projects/recipes, you may have. All links will be pinned to a board dedicated to the party. You can find the party at Love Bakes Good Cakes. Hope to see you there!

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  41. That is hands down the cutest Frankestein I have ever seen!!! i don't think I could cut into him! What an amazing cake!

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  42. How fantastically cute!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Linky party is open!

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  43. This looks amazing! Definitely Cream of the Crop! I'm featuring you tomorrow on BarnsandNoodles.com

    XO, Aimee

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  44. WOW! Such a great job! I'd love for you to link this project up to Do Something Crafty Friday: http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/09/do-something-crafty-57/

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  45. I really love what you did here and hopefully I can replicate it. It looks great! :)

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  46. This is adorable Robin. I love it. I am now following you and I would love for you to follow back and maybe share this on my party on Monday.
    Thanks
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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  47. That is absolutely the cutest cake!!

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  48. This is absolutely adorable! I love it-big smiles:@)

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  49. What an awesome cake! I love it!

    Thanks for joining us at the Keep Calm & Link Up party this week - hope to see you again next week!

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  50. This cake is so cute! I found it on pinterest and then discovered your blog. You are so creative and I love you're style. Definitely going to have to follow your blog, so glad I found you. :)

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  51. Your cake is absolutely adorable!!!! I love all the fun details you used! Thank you so much for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

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  52. I ADORE your cakes!! They are always so cute and perfect. Thanks so much for partying with me at Link It Up Thursday.:)

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  53. This is adorable! Love it!

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  54. That is adorable!! I'm going to try this. Thanks for sharing!

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  55. That is so lovely! I would love for you to post it at SHOW-licious Crafts Showcase. Just follow the link www.sewlicioushomedecor.com. I love exchanging craft ideas with new friends/readers! :)

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  56. Cake looks so cute in the picture, I loved it. It can be a good birthday party cake for children.

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  57. Cake looks so cute in the picture, I loved it. It can be a good birthday party cake for children.

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  58. So, I know I'm way late to comment here, but I'm curious what kind of cake pan you used. This cake is so cute I decided I needed to make one myself, which I did today, but mine seems short? Still pretty cute I think. I was just wondering if it was my decorating technique or my cake height.

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    1. Hi Elsha! I used three 8 inch round cake pans. I prefer this over using two 9 inch pans, because it gives me more height.

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    2. I only have 9 inch pans, should I use three layers or 4?

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  59. You are a very talented young lady. Thx for posting.

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  60. I'd love for you to add a picture of these to my first every link party. You might be the lucky entrant who wins $70 in baking supplies for adding your Halloween pictures. http://www.hungryhappenings.com/2012/10/share-your-fun-halloween-edible-crafts.html

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  61. I really like your logo, its so cute

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  62. My sons birthday is coming up soon, and I want to make this cake for him. He is turning 6. I love it, it is absolutedly adorable. I can only hope that mine turns out as good as yours.

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  63. Awesome... Thank you so much for sharing.... I have to make it next week for my child care. :)
    Thanks...
    Jean

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  64. So cute! We did a mummy instead!

    http://createbakecelebrate.blogspot.com/2012/10/create-mummy-cake.html

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  65. My boyfriend just got the role of The Monster in our school's production of Young Frankenstein... Needless to say I'll be making this to congratulate him! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  66. I just made this cake as a prize giveaway for a primary school contest. The little guy who won it was ecstatic. Thanks for the impressive (yet quick and simple) decorating idea!

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  67. Just wanted to let you know that this image is being used on an Instagram account by someone else taking credit for it as her own. Bellacakes07 is the username, bellacakes007@yahoo.com is her email. I was recently alerted she had used one of my images as well and noticed yours. Just wanted to give you a heads up.

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