October 18, 2021

Cake Decorating Ideas for Halloween

There is nothing we love more than Halloween. It’s the perfect combination of tricks, treats and all the sweets. Plus there is no better time to show off your baking skills; forget the costume competition, it’s all about the cake decoration! 


Personally we believe you can’t go wrong with a bright orange pumpkin cake made by your expert hand and tasting great. However, if you want to capture everyone’s imaginations here are some easy yet impressive Halloween cake decorating hacks from our friends, the experts over at Anges De Sucre.

Pumpkin and Ghost Cakes for halloween


Go Spooky
It is the time for the ghosts and ghouls to appear, and nothing screams Halloween more than a spooky shadow. Top an all white cake with gravestone biscuits (RIP anyone?) or simply carve out a ghostly shape in white icing. For maximum effect we suggest playing with proportions here and adding black shadows and shady layers to add depth to your cake.

One for the Witches
Spiderwebs are a simple, bold and very pleasing decoration for your Halloween bakes. Be it on biscuits, large chocolate cakes or mini muffins, piping on a patterned spider web offers a stunning optical illusion. You could go for a clear sugar paste to offer a crystallized look that resembles a fresh frost morning. Get playful with your spider though, whether you make it or add a premade creature, hide the spider on the cake – or in it. We highly recommend getting experimental here, as spiders often do with their web, their sticky traps and you can even include an unsuspecting victim in the form of an icing fly!  

large white square cake with web topping

Shocking Blood Red!
Now this one is very easy to do, but will provide maximum effect. We’re thinking red velvet cake teamed with strawberry sauce or maple syrup dyed with red colouring. Go wild, you can have it oozing out of the layers, dripping down the edges or pooled into holes aka ‘bullet wounds’. 

Skulls (No Pirates Allowed)
A classic for a reason, go realistic or cartoon, a skull is set to impress. You can get creative here, opt for a pink cake that resembles brains or add melted white chocolate for a melted skull, the ideas are endless. For smaller cakes we love pop up printed skulls, or you can even craft your cake in the shape of one giant skull, simply use a sharp knife and combine a few circular bakes. 

selection of halloween cupcakes with printed skull toppers on glass tray


We hope that has given you some inspirational starting points this Halloween. We think it’s best to stick with the classics and add an unexpected twist, like we do with all the cakes we provide.

Want more ideas?  There are lots of other Halloween activities you can do at home!


A little about us –  The Anges bakery was founded in 2011 by Reshmi Bennett upon her return to London from Paris. She trained under several truly amazing Michelin-starred chefs and learnt the art of baking. Together with a small team of staff and exceptional suppliers Anges de Sucre delivers bold, beautiful and totally bonkers cakes., providing joy and great taste combined Head over to angesdesucre.com for some of our Halloween styles, plus many, many more!  

Thanks for reading xxx

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