A scary good cake. Wow I'm lame. (Halloween or birthday cake)
This is a cake I made a couple years ago for my nephew. It is by far the best cake I have ever made. My nephew and I designed it together. We based it off of a scene in The Haunted Mansion in Disneyland.I don't have pictures to show each step but I will walk through the steps the best I can.
Bake the cake in the 9 X 13 inch pan. I know this doesn't help my friends using the metric system but a similar sized rectangular pan works. Let it cool.
Line the same pan that you baked the cake in with wax paper, melt down some chocolate candy melts and pour them into the pan to a depth of about a half an inch. Don't let the chocolate flow under the wax paper. Make sure the chocolate is spread evenly across the pan. Let this cool in the refrigerator.
Once the chocolate is cool pull it out and release it from the pan. Now is the time to decide how you want the coffin to look. Using the ruler and a large knife create lines in which to cut to create the top.
This is how I think I did it, I'd check the measurements to see how they looked before I cut.
The top (9 inch side): Make a notch with a knife at 2.5 inches then measure another 4 inches and put another notch.
The bottom (9 inch side): Make a notch with a knife at 3 inches then add another 3 inches and make another notch.
The sides (13 inch side): Make a notch on both sides 5 inches from the top.
Using the notches cut the four corners off, and do whatever you wish with them.
Take the top of the coffin and lay it on top of the cake. Cut the cake to match the top. Use the corners however you want.
Frost the top of the cake green. If you don't have green, you can use white frosting and mix in green until you are happy with the color.
Take the chocolate frosting and mix in the black food coloring. Mix until you are happy with the color.
Frost the top of the coffin (the chocolate part. Just the top and sides of the chocolate top.
Then frost the sides of the cake. I find it best to have the cake cold before this. I also frost in two layers. The first layer holds all the crumbles. I then wipe off the knife and frost with a second layer.
Sprinkle the top of the cake with the green edible glitter.
Sculpt the finger bones, skull and leg bone with marzipan. I filled the skull's eyes with red gel.
Put the finger bones on top of the cake then carefully lay the top on the fingers. Curl the fingers around the top.
I added candles to the sides, edible glitter on the pan and piping on the top.