Every year our school hosts a fall festival where we enter a baking contest and then all the cakes are offered up for the cake walk, which raises money for the school. I want to start off by saying, I am NO baker, although my mother is a great baker and my grandmother as well. But for this occasion, I try my best. This year I wanted to keep it pretty simple, but also try something new. I went with an attempt to use fondant – the pretty smooth covering you see on most wedding cakes. This turned out to be a bit of a life saver, because the cake itself turned out a little rough.
I used a glass mixing bowl to bake two separate cakes and then layered them into the ghost shape above. My daughter Izzy assisted and is most likely the reason it turned out as good as it did. The fondant was rolled out into a smooth circle and then placed on top of the “mound” of cake. While this is not a fancy cake, the kids really loved it. There’s something about a big blob of goo that excites them!