Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Vampire's Day Soiree- Part 2: Valentine Vampire Cake

In honour of today being February 14th, HSL is taking part in the Vampire's Day Soiree, being run by Holly at Holly's Horrorland! So, instead of cheesy, sickly sweet, love-themed posts, you'll be getting some amazing, blood-drenched, vampire posts. Okay, so the posts here will probably be just as cheesy, but I'm sure some of the other participants will be able to give you something a little more sophisticated and refined ;) You'll find a list of the other participants and links to their blogs at the end of each Vampire's Day post here. That done with, on with part 2 of the sanguinary fun!

Part 2: Vampire-themed Cake 

How to make this bloody cake!

You will need:

- 1 large rectangular sponge cake
- 2 small rectangular sponge cakes (I made mine, but you can always buy them if you want to)
- Fondant icing or marzipan
- Red and black food colouring
- Chocolate hearts
- Designer icing in red, or chocolate icing
- Sugar skull and spiderweb decorations
- Pastry brush / paintbrush

Cover the large cake with fondant icing to form the base

Using the red food colouring, paint the entire base with the pastry brush. Then apply streaks of black to create the effect above. The colouring will make the cake shiny while wet, but it is more matt when completely dry.

Cut the two smaller cakes into coffin-shaped cakes and stick them next to each other onto the base using the chocolate icing. Paint the top with more red colouring.

Using the fondant icing, make the shapes for the vampire, coffin edging, and lips. Paint them as desired and add some chocolate hearts in the empty side of the coffin. Don't worry if your vampire looks like a cross between a penguin and Ernest the Vampire. Mine did too! :D 

Add some fondant teeth and bloody fangs to the mouth and then add the chocolate icing heart, topped with white chocolate decorations and sugar skulls / spiderweb decorations wherever you want them. 

And you're done! 

I don't have a photo of it after it dried, but I think the gross, oozy, shiny blood look kind of works with this theme ;)

Other  Vampire's Day Soiree Participants:


  1. I'm a kitchen - analphabet, so I'm probably not going to try it, but your cake is awesome, really!x))

    1. Thank you :) I don't know if it actually tasted good since other people ate it, but it was fun to make at least, haha.

  2. How clever! I would have never thought of the way you made it look all shiny.

  3. I hate the taste of fondant, but it does a really good job of making the cake look shiny.

    1. You could use marzipan instead of fondant, though I know not everyone likes that either. I mainly used them because I wanted to "sculpt" things. The shine mainly came from the colouring though, so it could still work without either of those two :)

  4. I think the cake is totally amazing. Great post!

  5. Useful when you wanna surprise your crazy relative in their b'day. Awesome Post.

    1. I think maybe I -am- the crazy relative that people surprise with horror cakes, haha
      Thank you~! :)

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    P.S. Every time I look at that cake my teeth rot and I gain a stone. It looks so gooooooood!

    1. Aww thank you! <3
      Well, if you gain a stone from cake, the vampire can take it from you again in blood. See, everybody's happy XD


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