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26 Spooky-Scary Halloween Cakes

Whether you're a master baker or limited to a box of cake mix, there's an impressive Halloween cake out there for you.

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1. Pretty to look at: Pumpkin Cake

This amazing pumpkin cake comes with instructions, but unless you have professional-level cake making skills, might just want to look.
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This amazing pumpkin cake comes with instructions, but unless you have professional-level cake making skills, might just want to look.

2. You can make this: Pumpkin Cupcakes

They're a little more grown-up and a little less whimsical, but DANG if pumpkin cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting doesn't sound like a dream come true.
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They're a little more grown-up and a little less whimsical, but DANG if pumpkin cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting doesn't sound like a dream come true.

3. Pretty to look at: Vampire Cake

Eek, bats!

4. You can make this: Vampire Cupcakes

You can make cute little bites with a toothpick and red gel icing.
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You can make cute little bites with a toothpick and red gel icing.

5. Pretty to look at: Witch Cake

Don't you just want to plop down and read with her?
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Don't you just want to plop down and read with her?

6. You can make this: Witch Cupcakes

They're cute and classy, and more importantly they're pumpkin.But if fictional witches are more up your alley:
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They're cute and classy, and more importantly they're pumpkin.

But if fictional witches are more up your alley:

7. Pretty to look at: Harry Potter Cake

A night sky cake with the maturity of the later Potter books.

8. You can make this: Harry Potter Cupcakes

EVERYBODY. GUYS. GUYS. Butterbeer cupcakes are a thing. Butterbeer cupcakes are happening, people!!
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EVERYBODY. GUYS. GUYS. Butterbeer cupcakes are a thing. Butterbeer cupcakes are happening, people!!

9. Pretty to look at: Bright Colored Spider Cake

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How is this cake so adorable and so appropriately creepy at the same time?

10. You can make this: Bright Colored Spider Cake

Yeah, it's going to be some work to make the rock candy look so pristine, but it's fully do-able by an amateur.
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Yeah, it's going to be some work to make the rock candy look so pristine, but it's fully do-able by an amateur.

11. Pretty to look at: Owl Cake

What a hoot.....sorry for that.
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What a hoot.

....sorry for that.

12. You can make this: Owl Cupcakes

Oreos. Jelly beans. M&Ms. BOOM.
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Oreos. Jelly beans. M&Ms. BOOM.

13. Pretty to look at: Cauldron Cakes

This is what they were eating on the Hogwarts Express, right? This one comes with instructions if you are advanced or just very ambitious with fondant.
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This is what they were eating on the Hogwarts Express, right? This one comes with instructions if you are advanced or just very ambitious with fondant.

14. You can make these: Cauldron Cakes

Cute and clever. You can probably bypass the chocolate filling if you are feeling lazy.
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Cute and clever. You can probably bypass the chocolate filling if you are feeling lazy.

15. Pretty to look at: Candy Corn Cake

Okay, more of a candy corn castle, protecting itself against the ill-advised people who think candy corn is gross.
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Okay, more of a candy corn castle, protecting itself against the ill-advised people who think candy corn is gross.

16. You can make this: Candy Corn Cake

If you have incredible patience, you can make a candy-corn-tastic 70s flower cake.
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If you have incredible patience, you can make a candy-corn-tastic 70s flower cake.

17. Pretty to look at: Monster Cake

Is this the most adorable monster cake of all time? (Legit question, there are a lot of adorable monster cakes out there.)
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Is this the most adorable monster cake of all time? (Legit question, there are a lot of adorable monster cakes out there.)

18. You can make this: Monster Cake

Take advantage of the fact that most cake pans are shaped like rectangles.
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Take advantage of the fact that most cake pans are shaped like rectangles.

19. Pretty to look at: Mummy Cake

Mummy: Hi! Hello! What's up? How are you? Hi! Hi!Frankenstein's Monster: No.
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Mummy: Hi! Hello! What's up? How are you? Hi! Hi!

Frankenstein's Monster: No.

20. You can make this: Mummy Cake

This one is not just clever decoration, but a pretty tasting sounding recipe for chocolate chip cake. More like Mmmm-my, eh? No? Bad joke?
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This one is not just clever decoration, but a pretty tasting sounding recipe for chocolate chip cake. More like Mmmm-my, eh? No? Bad joke?

21. Pretty to look at: Ghost Cake

Ooooooo I'm adorable
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Ooooooo I'm adorable

22. You can make this: Ghost Cupcakes

And monsters, and pumpkins! Cute and easy enough with stuff from your grocery store.
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And monsters, and pumpkins! Cute and easy enough with stuff from your grocery store.

*Bonus non-cake you can make: Strawberry Ghosts!

23. Pretty to look at: Haunted House Cake

Even the tree is spooky.

24. You can make this: Haunted House Cake

Involves a little planning since you have to buy a gingerbread haunted house, but you get to enjoy the fun of Christmas baking two months early. Speaking of:
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Involves a little planning since you have to buy a gingerbread haunted house, but you get to enjoy the fun of Christmas baking two months early. Speaking of:

25. Pretty to look at: Nightmare Before Christmas Cake

26. You can make this: Nightmare Before Christmas Cake

With some dixie cups and come black icing, you can make a cake of Jack Skellington's face for the nerd in your life.
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With some dixie cups and come black icing, you can make a cake of Jack Skellington's face for the nerd in your life.

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