Sunday, October 30, 2011

Amber's Zombie Cake Tutorial

Amber has made a great Halloween tutorial. I just can't get over how real and amazing this delicious cake decoration looks!

My friend and I put together a surprise party for our friends 20th birthday last year and the theme was Halloween Horror. I had cake duty and created an awesome zombie cake that would be great for any Halloween party.

What you’ll need

  • Cake Mix of your choosing
  • 1 container Chocolate Frosting
  • 3 containers of Vanilla Frosting
  • Red, green, and black food coloring
  • Teddy grahams
  • Oreo cookies
  • Milano Cookies
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Zip-lock bags
  • Piping bag with decorative tips *optional

For this cake I used two 8” round cake pans but it’s just as easy to make it into a sheet cake. Bake cake according to instructions on the box.

While the cake is baking you can start decorating the teddy grahams and Milano cookies.

  • Lay out a sheet of aluminum foil to put the cookies on.
  • Mix a small amount of vanilla icing with some red food coloring.
  • Put the icing in a zip lock bag and cut a tiny bit of the corner to create a piping bag.
  • Pipe on the eyes ears of the teddy grahams and set what left over “guts” icing to the side.

Do the same with the chocolate icing but don’t make the cut too big because you’ll be using it to write on the Milano cookies. Decorate the graves with RIP or names like Edgar Allan Poe or “Bloody Mary”. For the soil just smash Oreo cookies in a zip lock bag.

  • If you decided to do the two 8” round cakes put a layer of chocolate between the cakes.
  • To create the ghoulish green icing simply take a can of vanilla icing put a few drops of green (about 3-4) and mix well, then do one or two drops of black. Keep adding drops until the color is a greenish gray. The icing on the cake does not have to be perfectly smooth.
  • Now place your “graves” on the cake and sprinkle the Oreo crumbs in front of them. Place your teddy grahams as if they are coming out of the graves, walking around and on the side of the cake.
  • Take that left over “guts” icing to add to some of the teddy grahams.
  • This is optional but if you have any remaining chocolate take the piping bag and a decorative tip and put a nice edge around the cake. Otherwise you can use the rest of the Oreo crumbs to put around the bottom of the cake.

There you have it an eerie but delicious zombie cake!

Also, check out Amber's blog The Owl's Den to keep track of her great ideas, amazing finds and the occasional outfit posts. She also has a really cute jewelry shop on Etsy.


  1. super cute!! I have a deep love for mint milanos + teddy grahams . . . this is THE cake for me : )

  2. This is so clever, it looks amazing!


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