The Partiologist: Surprise Inside Graveyard Cake!

Surprise Inside Graveyard Cake!

I really had no intention of making this cake.  At least not until I messed up some chocolate covered Oreo's.  One thing led to another and before you knew it, I had an entire graveyard. 

A Graveyard Cake with a surprise inside...
 
What's the surprise?  BONES of course! 
 
 
 
This may be the easiest surprise inside cake you've ever made.
 
You don't need to bake anything extra to add to the cake.
 
This is how it started.  I wanted to dip a few Oreo's into candy melts. 
 
Only I kept breaking them, and ended up with little bits of Oreo in the white chocolate.  I did not want to waste the chocolate...
 
So, I crushed a few more Oreo's added them to the chocolate until it was thick and almost set.  Then I rolled it between two pieces of parchment paper.
 
Before it was hard, I used a mini tombstone cookie cutter and cut out my own tombstones. 
 
 
Because I was going to give this cake away, I covered a piece of cardboard with parchment paper to use as the cake plate.
 
And I gathered up a jar of dem bones.
 
Quickly, I piped a few designs on the tombstones with black royal icing.
 
Because it's Halloween and I was feeling a wee bit wicked, I used a Devil's Food Cake mix.  Bake it according to directions.
 
Then flip it out of the pan.  At this point, I really wanted to eat it, as you can see, I didn't.
 
Now it's time to bury the bones.
 
Cut a small piece out of the cake and fill with candy bones. 
 
On top of the bones, I added dirt (crushed OREO's)
 
Place the little piece of cake on top of the grave.
 
Now each grave has a little mound and you'll be able to see just wear all the bones are buried.

Mix up green buttercream frosting, fill a pastry bag with the large grass tip and the frosting.

 

Cover the entire cake with grass, leaving a few spaces open to see the dirt (cake).

Add a tombstone at the top of each grave.
 
What's on your Tombstone?
 
No bones about it, it was a good cake!
 
Bone Appetit!
 


18 comments :

  1. Very cute idea and your little oreo and candy melt tombstones are the perfect addition to the *buried* bones :)

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    1. Thank you Paula, I was happy they turned out after the mess I made with the OREO'S.

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  2. Such a cute and clever idea!!

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    1. Thank you so much Marci, I'm happy you like it!

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  3. Only you could turn a mess up into to such a great idea and fun creation. I sure would love to cut into that cake and find some buried bones!! from, twobeautifulgirls

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    1. I getting pretty good at making something out of a mess! :)

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  4. Don't you just love it when something goes wrong in the kitchen, but you are able to turn the mistake into something really great? I love the tombstones, and the bones inside the cake are so much fun.

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    1. I was happy that I was able to make something out of nothing...Oh, I think I do that most of the time! LOL

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  5. This is the best recovery I've ever seen! You're so creative - I probably would've just given up! The "buried bones" are such an awesome idea and surprise! You never cease to amaze me!

    Cheeron

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    1. Glad you didn't get too spooked with the buried bones and thought they were awesome!

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  6. HAHA you crack me up bone appetit! most people would just get aggravated and throw the chocolate away and here you go and bury it in a delicious way! you are so clever :)

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    1. I'm not sure if I'm clever or crazy! LOL Thanks Lisa!

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  7. You are so cleaver it is "bone chilling!"

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  8. This is such a fun idea...one you could use for all ages and they would love it!

    Annette

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    1. I hope so, as this will be served to the young and old!

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  9. What a fun cake...love the secret little bones. Cute!!

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    1. Thank you Jill, it was fun even though not as planned! LOL

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