Easy Halloween Mini Cake Stacks

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These Easy Halloween Mini Cake Stacks are the perfect bite sized dessert for your Halloween party! A fun a festive Halloween dessert that both adults and kids will enjoy!

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Easy Halloween Mini Cake Stacks

Halloween Party “Flair”

In case you don’t know by now, my absolute favorite holiday is Halloween! Derek’s birthday is the same day so it makes it even more special to me.

It’s just such a unique holiday that I always loved to get into. The part I love most is all of the spooky decorations.

We have opted to skip the Halloween party this year since we are saving for a new home but next year, we will definitely be having one! And it will be spooktacular! Dry ice? Fog machines? Spooky Candles? Check check and check!

But for now, these cute mini cake stacks will have to suffice.

They are not spooky BUT they are adorably festive!

A little food coloring and a lot of sprinkles are easy additions that will make these cake stacks look like it took hours to prepare! Kind of like these cake stacks…Quick Mini Peanut Butter Mousse Cakes or these Mini Baklava Rolls With Citrus Honey!

 Making Purple and Orange Cake From One Box

All you need is a box of white cake mix and some food coloring!

Just prepare the cake according to the directions (usually just add some egg whites and oil), and divide the batter into 3 portions.

I then added some food coloring until the color I wanted was achieved!

This took me back to art class since I had to think for a minute what colors made what…

ROYGBIV? Wait no, that’s a rainbow…

Ahh that’s right, red and blue make purple! 🙂 And yellow and red will make orange! I found more yellow was needed than red so keep this in mind.

Once the colors are achieved, you should have a white, purple and orange batter.

Bake these separate in smaller baking dishes. I used a 9″ pie dish because it was the smallest I had.

The batter should not be more than 1/2 – 3/4″ thick or the cake layers will be too thick and your finished cake stacks will end up looking more like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Eeek!

Finally, I used Pillsbury’s Filled Pastry Bag to pipe the icing in between each cake layer! Have you used these yet?? They make icing SO convenient and it’s ridiculous easy to work with. Just snip the end of the bag and pipe away!

Here are the tools I used! Click on the link below to order them from Amazon while supporting Bite Sized Kitchen! 🙂

9″ Round Baking Pan

Rubber Spatula

Halloween Sprinkles

Pillsbury Pastry Bag Frosting

Food Coloring


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Add food coloring to another third of the separated batter. This one is my purple batter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do the same with the last third of batter. This is my orange batter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cut out rounds using a cookie cutter or a shot glass!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finished rounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Then use your Pillsbury filled icing bag to pipe icing onto each round.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Voila!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Repeat with layers until your towers are complete!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top cake stack with one more dollop of icing and sprinkle any type of Halloween sprinkles on top!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Halloween Mini Cake Stacks perfect for any party! An easy bite sized mini dessert that both kids and adults will love!


Easy Halloween Mini Cake Stacks
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Easy Halloween Mini Cake Stacks
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

These Easy Halloween Mini Cake Stacks are the perfect bite sized dessert for your Halloween party! A fun a festive Halloween dessert that both adults and kids will enjoy!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cake stacks
Author: Bite Sized Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 Boxed White Cake Mix (plus egg whites and oil)
  • 1 Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag (I used their cream cheese icing)
  • Red, Blue and Yellow Food Coloring
  • Halloween Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Prepare the cake mix according to the directions.

  2. Divide the batter into three 9" baking pan. If you have a cheesecake pan, this works well.

  3. In one baking pan, add yellow and red food coloring and mix until the orange color is achieved. (You can do this in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer if you want to speed it up) I used about 25 drops of yellow to 15 drops of red but it could differ based on the food coloring you use.

  4. In another pan, add red and blue until you have your purple batter. I used about 15 drops of each.

  5. Once desired color is achieved for both, place the white, purple and orange batter in the oven to bake. It shouldn't take more than 20 minutes. Make sure a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.

  6. Allow to cool before cutting rounds. If you have time, freeze each layer! This makes cutting the rounds easier and neater. When ready, use a small cutter or shot glass to cut out as many rounds as you can from each layer.

  7. Then begin stacking and piping the frosting in between the layers of cake. Top the third layer with another squeeze of frosting and then finished with sprinkles!

Recipe Notes

Party Tips*

Freeze the cake to make cutting the rounds easier. This can be done ahead of time!

Feel free to play around with the food coloring one drop at a time until you get the colors you want!

You can make these a double stack instead of triple if you think they will be too tall.

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