How do I make a vampire cake?

by Winona
(Franklinville, NC )

My granddaughter wants a vampire cake for her birthday at the end of this month. Any ideas? You can reach me at (This is the email address I share with my son)

From the editor:

Hi Winona,

Here's an easy idea for a cool Vampire Cake:

Bake a Red Velvet or other red cake in a 10" or 12" round cake pan.

Print a picture of vampire lips and enlarged it until the width of the lips is the same width as the cake.

Cut it out and put it on top of the cake as a template. Cut around the template with a serrated knife and use a small paring knife to cut an indentation about 1" deep for the mouth area.

Cover the inside of the mouth with black marshmallow fondant and cover the lips with red marshmallow fondant. Use a fondant tool or the rounded tip of a butter knife to add some indentations to the lips.

Cut some vampire teeth from white marshmallow fondant and place them inside the mouth area. Finish with a drizzle or blood from the side of the mouth, made by mixing light corn syrup with red food color.

Good luck.

Don't forget to take lots of pictures so you can come back here and share your cake with us.

Michelle (editor)

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