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Haunted-House Cake

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You will need to make the Haunted-House Chocolate Cookies to decorate this spooky cake. Plain torrone or nougat can be rolled in cocoa powder and used in place of chocolate torrone. You will also need one 9-inch and one 11-inch round foam board, 11 round wooden dowels (1/4-inch diameter each), and toothpicks for this recipe.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2008
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  • AutumnChill
    16 NOV, 2011
    Devil's Food cake and the labor-intensive buttercream recipe was the best I've ever had. Very difficult to find 11" pan, but the 12" I used worked great. Made only 2 of each layer & the cake was still HUGE. Made the cake & frosting the day before, as well as frosted the layers. On Halloween I made the cookies, which will crack if burned! Accidentally used 1/2 stick too much butter in cookie dough, but it was still delicious. Used brownies for stairs, worked great.
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  • angar003
    30 OCT, 2010
    The sugar
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  • angar003
    30 OCT, 2010
    The sugar
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  • angar003
    30 OCT, 2010
    The sugar
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  • angar003
    30 OCT, 2010
    The sugar was a real challenge, but after reading the comments about putting the heat higher I turned the sucker up to 1 notch below high and guess what?? After a few excruciating moments of thinking I was going to get crystals again I noticed an amber color beginning. I stirred the sugar so that it would rotate to the bottom where it was burning and therefore turning amber. I have an electric stove if that makes a difference.
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  • Lee20176
    15 OCT, 2010
    Every single thing you need for a recipe should be on one page, you should NOT have look through to make sure you got all the links ie. how to make the trees, etc. I can think of nothing more frustrating than if one were to begin making a recipe and realized they inadvertently neglected to copy some crucial information for how to add something that really made a difference in looks! There is no real reason why the data simply could not be added to the Haunted-House Cake recipe page.
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  • jmturne2
    11 OCT, 2010
    I am going to make this cake for a little girls birthday next week. I am no "Martha Stewart" and I love making things as easy as possible. I purchased a pre-assembled gingerbread haunted house from Wal-Mart ($9) and will be using icing to decorate it. I will be using milky way candy bars (in the freezer for 15 minutes for easier cutting) instead of tarrone. What is tarrone anyways?! II am going to use boxed cake mixes and use my standard chocolate butter cream icing recipe. I know this cake will
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  • jmturne2
    11 OCT, 2010
    I am going to make this cake for a little girls birthday next week. I am no "Martha Stewart" and I love making things as easy as possible. I purchased a pre-assembled gingerbread haunted house from Wal-Mart ($9) and will be using icing to decorate it. I will be using milky way candy bars (in the freezer for 15 minutes for easier cutting) instead of tarrone. What is tarrone anyways?! II am going to use boxed cake mixes and use my standard chocolate butter cream icing recipe. I know this cake will
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  • magdalino
    5 AUG, 2009
    Could we have a larger picture so we can see the details please?
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  • stephani26
    18 NOV, 2008
    I made this cake for a halloween party. It turned out beautiful and delicious! I think it was the best cake that I made so far! The frosting was delicious! I didnt have any problems with the cookie breaking, I think others made it to thin. I did have a problem with the windows, but I realized that they left out the caro syrp. after that it was great! Martha you are the best!
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