DS2 has requested a spooky birthday cake. I've showed him the pictures I liked from the Hallowe'en threads - I thought some of the cup cakes would do if they were normal sized, but His Majesty says not! Has anyone got any other suggestions?
Sorry - this is another requirement I should have mentioned - not too much black sugar paste. I used quite a lot for an Omnitrix cake for DS1's birthday in April and they don't like it. Also none of the kids eat the cake, IME. People who are nearly five clearly do not understand the concept of Mission Impossible.
I'll look at the Nigella thing to see if would work with chocolate buttercream icing.
[http://www.countryliving.com/cm/countryliving/images/66/CLX100108000SUB-de.jpg I'd go with something simple] What has always been a total hit at Halloween parties here is the punch in a black plastic cauldron with dry ice. Now that's spooky!