Monster Face Cake
packages 2-layer-size cake mix, desired flavor
16 ounce can vanilla or white frosting
cup powdered sugar
Orange paste or liquid food coloring
cups purchased trail mix, desired flavor
chocolate-covered wafer cookies
Black gel icing
Assorted candies for decorating: black and red shoestring licorice, black rope licorice, gumdrops, mini candy-coated chocolate baking pieces, gummy worms, fruit jelly wedges
- Bake each cake in a 10-inch fluted tube pan according to package directions. Cool cake in pan for 15 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
- Combine frosting and powdered sugar. Use food coloring to color frosting. Place one cake, rounded side down, on serving platter. Spread a layer of frosting over top. Add second cake, rounded side up, to create pumpkin shape. Be sure to line up the ridges of the cakes.
- Fill the center well with trail mix to 1 inch from the top. Frost top and sides of the cake, leaving an indent at the top. Insert a wafer cookie into the top of the cake for a stem. Cut remaining cookie half diagonally. Place one half of the cookie, cut side up, on front of cake for a nose. Decorate the face as desired, using gel icing and assorted candies. If desired, decorate both sides of cake with contrasting faces.