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We recently celebrated Cooper’s 3rd birthday (how did that happen?!) and his birthday party theme request was… skeletons! Yes, in August. Weirdo.
double triple checking that he wouldn’t rather have a Spider-Man or Paw-Patrol party, I went searching for skeleton party stuff that wasn’t too scary. I’m not a baker and I didn’t really want to order a cake, so I decided to do a skeleton rice krispie cake and it turned out SO cute – had to share before Halloween.
It’s super easy – just make a batch of Rice Krispies according to the directions – the typical recipe of marshmallows, butter & krispies. Spray the skeleton pan with nonstick cooking spray and use a piece of wax paper to smash the Krispie mixture into the mold. Put it in the fridge to harden. After it’s set/cooled, pop the big skeleton Krispie out of the mold.
Melt either white chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips in a bowl the microwave – I only heat them in 10-15 second increments so I don’t burn the chocolate, stirring them after each microwaving session.
In the meantime, I put an empty sandwich bag in a small tumbler cup to hold the melted chocolate – I’m sure you could actually use a piping bag, but I’m SO not fancy like that so I made one :). Once the chocolate was all melted and a good texture, I poured it into a sandwich bag in the cup and cut the corner off. Voila!
Then I quickly filled the indentations for the eyes and nose with chocolate. I added a friendly smile where the mouth would be.
And then I just put the cake on a cake stand and used it as a piece of decor until it was time to cut.
For the white chocolate version, I used chocolate chips as a mouth and eyeballs – which made for a spookier skeleton:
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What do you think of this skeleton cake?