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The Corpse Bride Halloween Cake


Halloween is almost upon us, is everyone ready for some serious Trick-or-Treating?

I’ve been meaning to make a Tim Burton-themed cake for some time now, and what better movie to draw inspiration from than The Corpse Bride?

The Corpse Bride is the story of Victor Van Dort and the eponymous bride, Emily, set in a small European village in the Victorian Era. Tim Burton’s genius at telling a human story using stop-motion techniques is very apparent in The Corpse Bride, producing some of his most memorable characters to date. This movie is one of my family’s all-time favourites.
I always thought that it was a good idea to keep practicing, to learn new techniques and skills in creating cakes like this one. This cake features the movie’s two main characters standing in a graveyard in the pale moonlight.

The recipe for the cake can be found here, for frosting I made whipped chocolate ganache. Then I covered the cake with Oreo cookie crumbs for the freshly dug grave effect, with some Gummy worms thrown in for good measure.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween, everyone!

In case you’d like to prepare a chocolate cake with Chocolate Ganache, here’s the recipe.

Chocolate Ganache Recipe


  • 500 grams of semi-sweet or dark chocolate
  • 375 grams of heavy cream (35% whipping cream)


1. Chop chocolate in smaller pieces.
2. Heat heavy cream in a small pot. Let it come close to a simmer, but do not let it come to a boil.
3. Once the cream is warmed up, pour it over the chocolate. Let it sit for a minute.
4. Stir until all the chocolate has melted. If you find that there are still chocolate bits in your ganache, you can re-warm it over a double broiler.
5. You can use it right away or,
6. For whipped ganache, let it cool completely. If you’re using the fridge to cool the ganache, make sure you to do not get it too cold as it will harden.
7. Use your whisk attachment and whip the chocolate ganache until light and fluffy.

Recipe adapted from Professional Baking Sixth Edition, Wayne Gisslen


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    La Toya November 2, 2015 (1:49 pm)

    Super cool!!

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    trishlee75 December 21, 2015 (12:24 am)

    What beautiful detail! We are huge fans in our house. Well done!

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      The Sweet Edge December 21, 2015 (12:33 am)

      Thank you, this is my favourite cake that I’ve created too so far.

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