Would you say that skulls are only for Halloween? I hope you do not think about it because skulls become a decorative element that never stops having that dark side.
Lovers of rock music, bloody video games or any other similar hobbies, sure also like skulls that are usually part of the covers of albums or official shirts of their favourite bands. Returning to the objective of this post, how about preparing a skull cake with bloody finishes entirely edible?
We have searched among our Instagram and Pinterest sources, some ideas of badass celebrations that choose interesting themes where skulls play an interesting role in decoration and we think that proposing a skull cake could also be an original option for that party. Among all the ideas we find some skulls that are plastic but this should not only be an element of the cake, because if you manage to have an excellent pastry chef who specializes in decoration and design, you could ask him to make a test of how it would be to create a skull or if you have done it before you just have to wait to see a result again. If not, you could look at Amazon for small details that are not so expensive, so you do not invest in decoration that you probably will not use again.
The important thing is that you are aware that the cakes are usually important until the first photo is taken and this made a good impression, otherwise everyone will devour it and worry about judging more its flavour. So you should be sure that all the ropes after the preparation of a skull cake are tied, that the decoration and its flavour are on point so that your badass celebration is a success!
We will stop here to show you some interesting skull cake ideas that do not exceed the excesses and remain in a range of workable cakes. Pin your favorite idea and do not forget to tell us if you liked the post
Also, if you want to make a skull cake at home here we have these dark chocolate skull cake recipe to start practising.
PREP: 10 MINUTES
COOK: 30 MINUTES
for the cakeletes:
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cake flour
- 1 cup extra-dark cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- 1/2 teaspoon fiori di sicila
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 teaspoon black food color, if desired
- chocolate glaze:
- 3.5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare the Skull Cakelet pan with baking spray or brush with butter and dust with cocoa. Whisk the flours, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt together. In a separate bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix the butter and sugars together until creamy and lightened, about 2-3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Add the extracts. Put the mixer on low speed and add the buttermilk alternately with the dry ingredients in 4 additions. Mix until smooth. Add black food color to desired shade if using. Fill pan no more than 3/4 full in each well. Tap pan on top of a cutting board covered with a heavy kitchen towel to evenly distribute batter and eliminate air bubbles from the batter. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow cakelets to cool in pan 5-8 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining batter.
Prepare the glaze by adding chocolate to a heat-proof bowl. Warm cream until just beginning to steam and pour over chocolate, stirring with a spatula to incorporate while chocolate melts. When all chocolate has melted, pour over cooled cakeletes. Garnish as desired with candy decorations or decorating sprinkles. Makes 12 cakes.