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After a recent gathering with friends where I was served chocolate dipped mandarin oranges sprinkled in sea salt, I immediately knew how to make my upcoming Trick or Treat Halloween cake! Instead of using food coloring to color a white cake orange, I went with Orange Supreme cake and chocolate frosting for a delightful flavor twist on this Halloween themed cake decor.

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Trick Or Treat Halloween Cake

You will need:

  • 2 boxes of Orange Supreme cake mix (and required ingredients, usually eggs, oil, and water)
  • circular spring-form pans
  • Non stick spray
  • 1 can of chocolate frosting
  • Sea Salt
  • 1 can of orange frosting (or white frosting with orange food coloring)
  • 1-2 bags of Halloween Candy Corn Mix (Includes chocolate and pumpkins)
  • Oreos
  • Frosting Gun
  • Cake plate (or cardboard base)
  • Cake decorating lazy susan (optional, but helpful)
  • Plastic spider (optional)

Instructions:

1. Start by mixing the cake according to box instructions. Pour half of the mixture into the springform pan (it helps to have more than one of the desired size, but one works just as well). Bake according to instructions, then pop from pan and set aside on a cooling rack to cool fully. Repeat until you have four circular cakes baked and cooled.

2. Using a bread knife, cut the tops of each cake flat. It helps to cut halfway across, then cut down and remove half, then turn the cake and repeat to get it cut as level as possible.

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3. To start the stack, place the first layer upside down on the cake plate so that the cut side is face down. This prevents crumbs from getting into your frosting. Frost the top of the cake with chocolate frosting, leaving about 1/4 inch of the edge un-frosted, which will keep it from mixing into the lighter outer frosting. Sprinkle with sea salt.

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4. Repeat step 3 with remaining layers of cake. You can frost the top the same as the others, but skip the sea salt.

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5. Place cake on top of a decorating lazy susan if you have one, which allows you to turn the cake easily while frosting. If you don’t have one, no worries! Frost the outside of the cake evenly with orange frosting.

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6. Carefully bring the chocolate frosting on the top out to meet the orange on the sides so it is barely touching. Then load remaining chocolate frosting into the frosting gun and use a star tip to frost a line around the top of the cake. Instead of one line, I made “dots” by pressing down slightly on the frosting gun before moving forward a centimeter.

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7. Alternating regular and chocolate candy corn, decorate the top and bottom rim of the cake. Crush the cookie portion of the oreos in a bowl or ziplock bag and sprinkle on the chocolate portion of the cake top, being careful not to get it on the outer ring.

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8. Place candy corn pumpkins evenly around the top of the cake, then fill in with remaining candy corn.

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Finally, top with a spider to guard the spoils of trick or treat candy!

Finally, top with a spider to guard the spoils of trick or treat candy!

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • Hey Guys! I've been quiet on Insta so far this October, but its because IM SO BUSY and i'm pretty much in Halloween Heaven. Between finishing my first commissioned costume (its super simple, but I completed foam armor for the first time!!!) and doing makeup at the haunted house, i've hardly had time for sleep... and I wouldn't have it any other way. 
This is one of my first clown practice runs. I tried doing 30 minutes or less, and initially I wasn't planning on posting. Having a few days of the crazed makeup chaos that is getting ready for house open under my belt, I have a new appreciation for what details you can and simply cannot complete in such a short time period, and kind of like the grunge this clown pulled off. Not everything you will create is perfect, but thats how we all learn! #clowns #hauntedhouse #halloweenmakeup #halloween2018
  • I think this barrel look could make a great clown character.... am I going over to the dark side and starting to like clowns?!?! Only time will tell, and there are still 20 days until Halloween! #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "I say that we take a cannon, aim it at his door
And then knock three times
And when he answers
Sandy Claws will be no more!"
The props for Barrel were actually my favorite, even if they are a bit cheesy, and make this costume all the more fun. I'll have to keep an eye out for a skeleton costume this year... I would like to do this one again! #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "We're his little henchmen and
We take our job with pride
We do our best to please him
And stay on his good side"
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  • "Jack said, "We should work together"
Three of a kind
Birds of a feather
Now and forever
Wheeee!!!"
Those poor red eyes! Thats not fx eye-blood... it's what happens when you do too many makeups close together... this stuff can be hell on your skin! They didn't look this red in all of the photos, but they sure felt like it. I have since invested in a serious eye cream... its only one week into October! #redeyes #muaproblems #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel
  • "Kidnap Mr. Sandy Claws
I wanna do it
Let's draw straws"
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  • "He'II be so pleased by our success
That he'll reward us too, I bet
Perhaps he'll make his special brew
Of snake and spider stew!"
One last shot of Lock... three guesses what the next one is, and the first two don't count ;) #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel #halloweentown
  • "First, we're going to set some bait
Inside a nasty trap and wait
When he comes a-sniffing we will
Snap the trap and close the gate"
Ok, i couldn't wait to post this shot with the goofy masks I made 2 years ago... Im obsessed with this gorgeous wig from Webster Wigs. It's seriously my favorite. Speaking of the mask, Im excited to get these new pics posted on the blog, because the makeup and mask pics are super cheesy. It makes me proud to see how much I have improved in both makeup and prop-making in just a few years. #muapassion #lockshockandbarrel #nightmarebeforechristmas

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