DDs 4th birthday on Halloween, and I think I actually need to make a cake she will like the look of rather than doing my old favourite grown up chocolate cake again. Any ideas would be fab. Think she would like a with cake, but she's pretty easy going so could persuade her of something different.
There is a great Ghost cake in one of my books that looks really easy.
Basically bake a cake in a pudding bowl and turn it upside down so it is a dome shape. Cover in white roll out icing to make a ghostly sheet. Use black roll out icing circles to make eyes and a scary mouth shape. Drape jelly snakes (you can get black and green jelly snakes esp for Halloween in most supermarkets) around the cake.
Looks really effective but can't find a pic online for you anywhere.
Did a monster cake (like Charlie's from Charlie & Lola) for DS1's 3rd birthday at his request - chocolate cake with green icing on it then liquorice allsort eyes and nose and strawberry lace mouth and mini marshmallow fangs. The kids loved it.