Cauldron Cake

Cauldron Cake from ButtercreamBlondie.com
I’m wrapping up my Halloween series today with a fun cauldron cake.  This cauldron is made out of chocolate, filled with cake and whipped cream, and topped off with loads of candy and sparkles. It’s great for any skill level, and it’s sure to be a hit at any party!

I started out making my cauldron by dipping a balloon in chocolate.  I used the dark cocoa candy melts you can get at Michael’s.  Once it set up I peeled the balloon out of the shell and started filling it up with the goods.  I layered cubes of vanilla cake with snickers whipped cream.  At this point you can make it as simple or gourmet as you want just by changing up the filling.  Once the cauldron was full I decorated it with lots of candy.  Luckily I found some gummy worms that were partially pink!  When I’m doing a project like this I find it’s the details that really take it to fabulous so I decided to pipe some flames coming up from the base.  Filling my piping bag with half orange buttercream and half red gave my the effect I was going for.  I used tip # 79 for this which I explain further in the video.  To give the cauldron more detail, I sprinkled some gold disco dust on top and brushed it along the edges.  Brushing a little bit around the cauldron here and there gives it a bit of a worn look that really adds some character to the cake.  So in my world a worn look is sparkly, but at this point that shouldn’t surprise you!  There are endless possibilities when it comes to decorating this cake so have fun with it.  This is also a really great project for kids, and you can even make them their own mini cauldron to fill and decorate any way they want.  I hope you all enjoy the video!

Video courtesy of How2Heroes

Cauldron Cake

Ingredients

  • Balloons
  • 2 bags dark cocoa candy melts
  • 1, 6" round cake cubed
  • 3 cups fresh whipped cream
  • 10 fun sized Snickers, chopped up
  • gummy worms, candy corn & gumballs for decoration
  • small batch of buttercream
  • red and orange food coloring
  • pastry bag
  • Tip # 79
  • gold disco dust, paint brush

Instructions

  1. Blow up balloons, rinse and let dry.
  2. Melt candy melts in large bowl in microwave in 30 second increments. This should take about 2 minutes total.
  3. Dip dry balloon in melted chocolate, turning to make sure balloon in coated and set it on parchment paper. The little bit of excess on the bottom will help form a nice base.
  4. Refrigerate 30-60 minutes till set.
  5. Pop the balloon and peel out of chocolate shell. Place cauldron on a foil covered cake cardboard or platter of your choice.
  6. Make whipped cream: Whip 3 cups of heavy cream with ¾ cup powdered sugar and 1½ tsp. vanilla extract. Spoon about 1/3 of the whipped cream into a small bowl (this will remain plain for the topping).
  7. Fold chopped up snickers into the larger amount of whipped cream.
  8. Start filling the cauldron by layering cubed vanilla cake topped with snickers whipped cream. Repeat this step, then top with vanilla cake.
  9. Dollop remaining plain whipped cream on top.
  10. Color half of the buttercream orange. Color the other half red.
  11. Using an offset spatula, fill one side of the piping bag with orange buttercream & the other side with red.
  12. Pipe a ring of buttercream around the base of the cauldron.
  13. Using tip # 79 (u shaped tip) pipe flames all around the cauldron coming up from the base.
  14. Fill cauldron with candy corn, gummy worms and assorted candy.
  15. If desired, lightly dab water around the edges of the cauldron and brush with disco dust.
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36 Responses to “Cauldron Cake”

  1. 1
    healthyfoodietravels says:

    >Oh how cool! I've seen the balloon technique on TV, I really am tempted to try!

  2. 2
    fat pig in the market says:

    >I agree…this is totally cool! Plus it has Snickers in it and cake and buttercream. I'm in.

  3. 3
    Jenn @ Baking Jenn's Blog says:

    >This is awesome! I really, really love this! You make it sound so easy, too!

  4. 4
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    >What a cute cake!! And it looks delicious!!

  5. 5
    Eftychia says:

    >My kids will be thrilled with this! I am thrilled with it too! So cute!

  6. 6
    Tina says:

    >There is not enough that I can say about this wonderful post–
    very creative
    great project to get the kids involved
    awesome presentation
    excellent tutorial video
    tasty ingredients.
    There is no doubt that this post is going places all around the net, congrats in advance!

  7. 7
    Elyse @The Cultural Dish says:

    >This is so cute!! So creative too! Such a great treat for the kids and to celebrate halloween!

  8. 8
    thesmartcookiecook.com says:

    >Omg, this is the most awesome thing ever! You are so creative and talented. That chocolate shell is impressive…and filled with so much good stuff! I absolutely love it.

  9. 9
    Sandra says:

    >You rocked this!

  10. 10
    Ryan says:

    >This is incredible and such a perfect Halloween dessert. I loved the video. I bet this is so much fun to make and I love the sparkly chocolate cauldron!!

  11. 11
    Erin says:

    >What a great idea!! I love these chocolate cups! Hubby and I tried making those probably 12 years ago when we were dating. It was fun to do in a college apartment!

  12. 12
    Jen at The Three Little Piglets says:

    >That is so clever! I love the little frosting flames.

  13. 13
    Foodness Gracious says:

    >Great post and dare I say a potential candidate for the next Food Network Star?? Your a natural, awesome job. I would love to do a video someday,
    Take care…

  14. 14
    Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen says:

    >Wow! How gorgeous is this. Love the gold disco dust and the flames. Hubble bubble, toil and trouble. This will totally be a hit at any Halloween party!

  15. 15
    Becky says:

    >What an amazing culinary work of art!!!! You make it look soo simple! Too, pretty to eat! I see a Top 9!!! My husband and I watched your video, and we were speechless.

  16. 16
    Maggie @ Vittles and Bits says:

    >Wow what a great idea! You did an amazing job with this, so perfect for Halloween!

  17. 17
    Tiffany says:

    >This is soooooo cool! And the colors are so vibrant!

  18. 18
    Carolyn says:

    >Fun cake and so perfect for Halloween!

  19. 19
    Kelli says:

    >I would never thought of using balloons as a mould. You've given me something to mull over for future creations. And I love the flames and gold dust!

  20. 20
    Elisabeth says:

    >Meghan, you're a STAR! Watched the amazing tutorial video, step-by-step, you are a natural, on the video, and I'm amazed the wonders you did with a simple balloon, making it into a Couldron Cake.

    The kids, and adults alike, will adore this
    creation of yours.
    You are so super talented, and love what you are doing:DDD

  21. 21
    Anne@frommysweetheart says:

    >Meghan! What a great, fun cake for Halloween. Though I can see it being tailored to so many special occasions! I love your videos…so many great tips in them. Fabulous idea!

  22. 22
    Ann says:

    >That is TERRIFIC! What a creative, FUN project!

  23. 23
    Nava.K says:

    >Beautiful with great colors making the cake so attractive.

  24. 24
    Roxana GreenGirl says:

    >This is so much fun! Love the video, you're so natural in front of the camera!

  25. 25
    Amy says:

    >This is so adorable! It would be a wonderful centerpiece for a party!

  26. 26
    galit says:

    >Oh my word – that is amazing. Have a brilliant Halloween!

  27. 27
    Susan Lindquist says:

    >How cool is this sweet treat !?! You are VERY talented!

  28. 28
    Missy says:

    >Amazing. Thats all I got. I am SO impressed, and in love with this post.

  29. 29
    Happy When Not Hungry says:

    >What a cute and creative cake!!!

  30. 30
    Ruth says:

    >Great great idea!! and delicious :)

  31. 31
    Sarah says:

    >so cool! you never cease to totally impress me :)

  32. 32
    Amalia says:

    >WOW! That's all I can say! :)

  33. 33
    Kristen says:

    >I loved watching that video. You made it look SO easy. What a wonderful Halloween treat!!!

  34. 34
    Parsley Sage says:

    >Yaaaaaay! Great cake :) Absolutely perfect for Halloweening and a great way to round out the series! Buzzed!

  35. 35
    Lacy says:

    >Wow awesome idea! Really cool for Halloween.

  36. 36
    TechWriter says:

    >that is so so cute!!! I love it! Genius

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