Halloween is a great opportunity for kids to get creative in the kitchen, mixing up potions and spooky treats to terrify their pals. Luckily Silver Spoon Cakecraft have everything needed to send shivers down the spines of even the most desensitised twentieth century brat.
With the Silver Spoon Cakecraft range you and your kids can turn plain cakes or simple biscuits into something everyone can show off about.
The range includes ‘designer icing’ in white for ghosts, green for monsters and most importantly, red for blood. A selection of different coloured writing icings are also available, which are ideal for creating fangs, eyes, devil horns or anything else creepy you can think up.
One of the most versatile items in the Silver Spoon Cakecraft range (and my inner child’s favourite) is the Chocolate Letters and Numbers product. It’s a box full of all the letters of the alphabet and numbers 1 to 10 made out of chocolate. What you want to write is limited only by your boundaries of taste and decency!
To give an idea of the kind Halloween masterpieces you can whip up, here are some instructions on how to decorate your cakes:
Bring the apricot jam to simmer in a small pan. Using a pastry brush, brush the exposed cake with
the jam. Take a walnut-sized piece of ready rolled white icing and add a few drops of natural black food
colouring. Mix and knead until you get a marbled effect. Flatten slightly and place over the top of
the cup cake. Top with chocolate letters.
Knead a tube of red designer icing fitted with the rosette nozzle. Pipe the icing in a swirl onto the
cake. Top with the ready rolled white icing coloured with the natural black food colour, shaped
Pipe the cake with black designer icing and smooth with a slightly damp knife. Using a tube of
white writing icing starting at the centre of the cake, ice circles of white icing (do not worry if they
are wobbly!). Using a cocktail stick, draw through the icing from the centre to the edge of the
cake. Continue round the cake. Once you have finished, you will have a spider’s web design.
Pipe the cake with green designer icing and smooth with a slightly damp knife. Take a piece of
the ready rolled white icing coloured black with the natural black food colour, flattened and cut
into eyes and hair. Finish decorating by drawing on a mouth with the red writing icing.
Pipe the cake with white designer icing and smooth with a slightly damp knife. Draw veins with the
red writing icing and top with either an edible or plastic eyeball shape.
Bring the apricot jam to the boil in a small pan and using a pastry brush, brush the cake all over
with the jam. Place a small ball of ready rolled white icing on top of the cup cake. Cut ready
rolled white icing into a square measuring about 10cm and lay over the cake on top of the ball.
Finish decorating by drawing on eyes and mouth with black writing icing.
The Silver Spoon Cakecraft range is available from Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, and Morrisons and prices start at 52p for a 38ml bottle of food colouring.