Mickey Halloween Bat Cake

Celebrate Halloween with a bright and colorful sweet treat! Mickey Halloween Bat Cake is three layers of french vanilla cake that are layered with oreo buttercream. Then it’s frosted by colorful vanilla buttercream stripes. Black fondant bats are then placed on top and around the cake.

This is such a fun Halloween cake for the kids to get involved with. It would be perfect for a Halloween party or a family treat after trick-or-treating.

Celebrate Halloween with a bright and colorful sweet treat! Mickey Halloween Bat Cake is three layers of french vanilla cake that are layered with oreo buttercream. Then it's frosted by colorful vanilla buttercream stripes.  Black fondant bats are then placed on top and around the cake.

Mickey Halloween Bat Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 35 minutes
Decorating Time 45 minutes
Servings 14
Author Jennifer Grooms

Ingredients

Black Fondant Bats

  • 1 package of black fondant
  • 1 cookie sheet
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 Fondant knife
  • 1 C powdered sugar

Cake ingredients

  • 2 boxes of French vanilla cake mix
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2 C whole milk
  • Orange food dye
  • Black food dye

Oreo Frosting

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 1/2 C crushed Oreos
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-5 tbsp heavy whipping cream

Vanilla Frosting

  • 3 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 6 C powder sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5-7 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • Orange and yellow gel food coloring

Instructions

Cake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray the cake pans with pam baking spray
  2. Using a large mixing bowl or standing mixer, combine all cake ingredients except the gel colors and mix until combined
  3. Scoop about 3-4 C of batter into another bowl
  4. Mix in a few drops of the black gel food coloring into the new bowl of batter
  5. Mix in a few drops of orange gel food coloring into the first bowl of batter
  6. Scoop the black batter into a cake pan
  7. Divide the orange batter into the other two cake pans
  8. Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  9. Allow to cool completely
  10. Remove cakes from cake pans and place onto cake board
  11. Use the cake leveler and remove the domes from the cakes

Oreo Frosting Directions

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat together all ingredients until smooth, stiff peaks form
  2. Building the cake directions
  3. Place one orange cake round onto the round cake board
  4. Scoop 1 C of Oreo frosting onto the top of the orange cake and smooth the frosting
  5. Place the black cake layer on top of the orange frosting
  6. Scoop the remaining Oreo frosting on top of the black cake layer and smooth evenly
  7. Place the second orange cake layer on top

Vanilla Frosting Directions

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat together the ingredients until combined, smooth and stiff peaks
  2. Scoop 1 1/2 C frosting into 1 bowl
  3. Scoop another 1 1/2 C frosting into another bowl
  4. Mix a few drops of orange gel food coloring into the first bowl
  5. Mix a few drops of yellow gel food coloring into the second bowl
  6. Scoop 1/4 C of white frosting into one side of the piping bag
  7. Scoop 1/4 C of orange frosting into another side of the piping bag
  8. Scoop 1/4 C of yellow frosting into the last side of the piping bag

Decorating directions

  1. Using 1 C of vanilla frosting, frost entire cake. This will be considered crumb coating
  2. Place into the fridge and allow frosting to harden for about 30 minutes
  3. Remove from fridge and using remaining vanilla frosting and frost entire cake again, smoothing evenly
  4. Take one disposable piping bag and scoop in the orange frosting
  5. Take the second disposable piping and scoop in the yellow frosting
  6. Using the orange piping bag, pipe a ring around the bottom of the cake
  7. Pipe a yellow ring on top of the orange ring
  8. Repeat steps with the orange and yellow frosting until the cake is covered
  9. Using the frosting scraper, smooth the frosting
  10. Pipe dollops of the frosting on top of the cake
  11. Place into the fridge for an hour
  12. Remove from fridge and place bats randomly onto the cake
  13. Cut into slices and enjoy!

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