Do you need to bring a dessert to a Halloween party but don’t have a lot of time – you can decorate this Easy Halloween Cake in less than 30 minutes.

Closeup of an Easy Halloween Cake featuring a Jack o' Lantern made with orange and black Sixlets.

Laurie and I love working on our blog.  We have such a good time together.  The one problem we have is that now everyone expects us to bring something amazing and elaborate to any family event, holiday, or party.  Sometimes we do not have the time (or energy) for elaborate, so we need something that is quick and easy that LOOKS elaborate.  This Easy Halloween Cake falls into that category.  If you buy a store-bought cake, this is a less than 30-minute cake decorating project.

Ingredients You Will Need

All the ingredients you will need to make this Easy Halloween Cake including a store-bought sheet cake and Black and Orange Sixlets.

Here is the Double Fudge Chocolate Cake we bought at Albertsons for $19.99.  It tastes good, they make good stuff in the bakery section but it is not fancy enough to take to a Halloween Party.  If you don’t want to buy a cake, you can also make up a pan of Brownies or go ahead and bake your own sheet cake and frost it with chocolate frosting.  Next, you need to get your Halloween Sixlets ready.  We found these Orange and Black Sixlets in the Halloween Candy aisle at Target.  But you can also find bags of Sixlets in all colors at Walmart and Party City.

How to Decorate the Cake

Collage image showing how to trace the shape of a Jack o' Lantern on a store-bought sheet cake.

Step 1:  Smooth out the decorative frosting on the top of the cake.  We just wiped it off with a knife and then smoothed out the edges.  You don’t have to be too finicky about the smoothness of the frosting on the top because it will mostly be covered with the Jack O Lantern made out of Sixlets.
Step 2:  Print out a picture of a pumpkin. I found this one on Google Images.  I printed it out on my inkjet printer, changing the settings to landscape and telling it to fill the page with the image. Place the pumpkin template gently on the top of the cake and lightly trace the outline with a knife.  Carefully remove the paper pumpkin template. This was a little messy for us because of the Chocolate Fudge frosting but if your cake has Buttercream Frosting it should be very easy to remove the paper template.  It doesn’t matter what the frosting looks like inside the Jack O Lantern outline because you are going to fill in this area completely with Sixlets.

Collage image showing the steps for creating the outline for the pumpkin and the pumpkin eyes and mouth on the Easy Halloween Cake.

Step 3:  Place orange Sixlets around the outline of the pumpkin that you created in Step 2. This is the framework for the rest of the Sixlet Jack O Lantern.
Step 4:  Start with two triangle eyes and then make a funny Jack O Lantern mouth.  

Collage image showing the steps for creating the Pumpkin Cake Decoration with Orange and Black sixlets.

Step 5: Fill in your Jack O Lantern with orange Sixlets. This is the fun part and it goes so fast. The sixlets just fall into place.  
Step 6: Final Step:  We added a row of alternating Orange and Black Sixlets to the bottom edge of the cake for some extra pizzazz. That’s all there is to make this fun Halloween Party Chocolate Cake.  It took me about 25 minutes from start to finish and the longest part was unwrapping all the Sixlet packages.  Who wouldn’t be proud to bring this cake to a Halloween party?

Closeup on a Chocolate Sheet Cake decorated with a Pumpkin made from black and orange Sixlets sitting on a black tabletop.

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Easy Halloween Cake

Easy Halloween Cake

Yield 1 sheet cake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Do you need to bring a dessert to a Halloween party but don't have a lot of time - you can make this Halloween Party Chocolate Cake in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • Sheet cake or pan of brownies (store bought or homemade)
  • Halloween Sixlets (Orange and Black)
  • Print out of a Pumpkin/Jack O Lantern

Instructions

  1. Step One:  smooth out the decorative frosting on the top of the cake.  We just wiped it off with a knife and then smoothed out the edges.
  2. Step Two:  Print out a picture of a pumpkin. Place the pumpkin template gently on the top of the cake.
  3. Step Three:  Get your Halloween Sixlets ready.
  4. Step Four:  Place orange Sixlets around the pumpkin template. This is your outline for the rest of the Sixlet Jack O Lantern.
  5. Step Five:  Carefully remove the paper pumpkin template. This was a little messy for us because of the Chocolate Fudge frosting but if your cake has Buttercream Frosting it should very easy to remove the paper template.  It doesn't matter what the frosting looks like inside the Jack O Lantern outline because you are going to fill in this area completely with Sixlets.
  6. Step Six:  Fill in your Jack O Lantern with Sixlets. This is the fun part and it goes so fast. The sixlets just fall into place.  Start with two triangle eyes and then make a funny Jack O Lantern mouth.  They start filling in the remaining area with orange Sixlets.
  7. Final Step:  We added a row of alternating Orange and Black Sixlets to the bottom edge of the cake for some extra pizzazz.

Did you Make this Recipe? Leave a review below, then snap a picture and tag @twosisterscrafting on Instagram so we can see it!