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Jack Skellington Cakes

Contest Photo by: bloses3
Ford City, PA
Category: Cakes and Cupcakes

Tell us about the theme of your party and how you made it fabulous:

It was a friend's little boy's birthday and he was turning four. So I really wanted to make him a Jack Skellington cake. The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of his favorite movies and it is my favorite of all time. Earlier in the year I had painted the characters from the movie on his wall in his bedroom.
The reason their are two cakes is he had two parties that day. One with one side of his family and one with the other side. I tried to mix it up a little by making the bases on the two cakes different!
He loved them. His mom loved me after he ate the black bow tie and had a black mouth!

List of Materials (craft) / Ingredients (cakes or cupcakes):

Two Cake mixes of your choice
Premade purchased Fondant or a homemade version
icing
icing colors - black and red

Instructions for making your party craft or birthday treat:

Regular cake mixes to fill the Ball cake pan by wilton and the square 8" base for one of the cakes to fit on.
I iced the entire cake with a stiff buttercream. I shaped fondant into the collar and after it dried I painted it with icing colors thinned with water.
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