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Chocolate Marshmallow-Ghost Cake and Mini Cupcakes

Don't be afraid of these friendly ghosts -- they're easy to make. Creating enough to cover and peek out from behind a cake takes no time at all, especially with help from junior chefs. White frosting makes them look right at home.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2006
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  • Mrs_Koz
    24 OCT, 2013
    Followed the directions exactly for the frosting and really came close to not having enough frosting to cover the dark cake beneath. Next time I will make 1.5 the amount of frosting for the look that is here... we improvised with additional ghost-shaped marshmallows as a border around the base to cover the thin-ness of the frosting. I'd also recommend, highly, using edible food markers to make the ghosts' eyes... this cute cake is already a winner for our school's fall cakewalk tonight!
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  • LittIeWolf
    12 APR, 2010
    Where can I get the black candles used on this cake?
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  • LittIeWolf
    12 APR, 2010
    Where can I get the black candles used on this cake?
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  • jacksam
    19 MAR, 2010
    i am from australia i saw on one of your putting strawberrys and cream and i dont know what the other ingredients were i am unsure if therewas a biscuit base but they were put into moulds and set they didnt need geletine for setting please help me out
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  • MS10389717
    31 OCT, 2008
    If you don't have chocolate sprinkles, like me, you can dab the end of a toothpick in powdered cocoa and then poke the holes on the marshmallows to resemble eyes. It effect was the same and maybe even a little faster to make. For the tops, I tried following the directions but didn't look quite right. So instead, I cut up a large marshmallow into small triangles and used those as the tops. I took tem to a party and the kids knew immediately they were ghosts and also liked the cupcakes!
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  • MS10389717
    31 OCT, 2008
    If you don't have chocolate sprinkles, like me, you can dab the end of a toothpick in powdered cocoa and then poke the holes on the marshmallows to resemble eyes. It effect was the same and maybe even a little faster to make. For the tops, I tried following the directions but didn't look quite right. So instead, I cut up a large marshmallow into small triangles and used those as the tops. I took tem to a party and the kids knew immediately they were ghosts and also liked the cupcakes!
    Reply
  • onenanaj
    29 OCT, 2008
    I am looking for the directions to the Halloween Bat made with a coffee filter and held by a clothespin. Could you put that on this website. It was on your program on October 27th or 28th. Thank you.
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  • onenanaj
    29 OCT, 2008
    I am looking for the directions to the Halloween Bat made with a coffee filter and held by a clothespin. Could you put that on this website. It was on your program on October 27th or 28th. Thank you.
    Reply
  • onenanaj
    29 OCT, 2008
    I am looking for the directions to the Halloween Bat made with a coffee filter and held by a clothespin. Could you put that on this website. It was on your program on October 27th or 28th. Thank you.
    Reply
  • amyrks
    26 OCT, 2008
    If you click on the words vanilla frosting, the actual recipe comes up. That may be why it is printed in a color that is different from the rest of the text.
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