Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Mini Mummy Cakes

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Okay, this post makes it blatantly obvious that I am not a whizzy expert at either cake decorating or photographing food. It is the time of year when I start thinking about what I'm doing for Halloween, and these mini mummy cakes are an idea I have been meaning to try out for a while. In the end I decorated them in literally ten minutes before doing the school run (and that included taking photos), so the finesse is non-existent. But hey, you get the idea (and I've never professed to be a professional blogger who spends hours perfectly crafting their posts). :)

Here is a quick step by step illustration of how I did them.


I started off by baking some mini Victoria sponge cakes (recipe here). I filled them with buttercream and jam.


I then coated the outside of the sponge cake with buttercream and covered it with white  fondant icing - you don't have to do this too neatly, as you will be covering most of it up in a minute. I added a black rectangle and some fondant eyes, using slightly warmed apricot jam as a glue.


Roll out some white fondant thinly, and cut it into strips to create bandages. Strategically place the "bandages" over your cake.


And that is it! They are very easy to create, and you could get your kids involved with "bandaging" their own mummy cake.

What are you making for Halloween?



27 comments:

  1. Hello! I just wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award :) You're doing a fantastic job! Here is a link to all of the instructions:http://boldlygold.com/2013/09/25/versatile-blogger-award/

    Amy x

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  2. So spoooooky! They are adorable. I can totally see the kiddos getting in on bandaging their mummies. I 'd love for you to link this up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop and/or the It's Fall Y'all Link Party on Saturday. Hope to see you there!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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    1. As soon as my kids came home from school and saw the cakes they asked if they could have a go at making some!

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    1. Thanks Diana!

      I was drooling over your candy corn bark this morning, but you cannot buy candy corn anywhere in the UK. :-(

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    2. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

      So sad...no candy corn!

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  4. Those are so cute! They look professional to me :)

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    1. Thanks. Perhaps I managed to get a flattering camera angle. ;-)

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  5. What cute little cakes! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Adorable (and very simple) idea! So cute! This would be great to link up to Create It Thursday #21…it's live now! Hope to see you there!

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  7. I'm in love!!! Pinned! Please share this on my link tonight! Xo

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  8. This is so cute and easy. Visiting you from Thriving Thursdays.

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  9. Angela these are adorable! Pinning and will make them for Halloween!

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  10. I love your mini mummy cakes! So cute and look pretty easy to put together as well. I'm sharing them on my social media sites on Saturday. Thanks so much for linking up again this week.
    KC

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  11. Pinned this!! I am so in love with them! I wish we could bring baked goods to the school because I just know the kiddos would love these! You did an awesome job. Excellent idea!

    If you have time you should totally link this up at our Blog Strut! We would love to have you there!

    Amber

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  12. Love this, even I could manage these I think! Pinned :-)

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  13. so cute, I am away to pin this in my halloween collection :)

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  14. so cute!! I can't wait to try them! Stopping by from Pin Me :)

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  15. Very cute! You did a great job and your photographs are really good! I am going to pin this to my Halloween board.

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  16. These are brilliant Angela! I'm pinning to try myself!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  17. These little cupcakes are so stinkin cute! Thanks for the inspiration?

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  18. Those are way too cute! I love the green eyes peeking out!

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