I decided today was a good day to bake, but I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to make. First I thought a nice big cake- four layers, lots of frosted goodness. The truth is, I didn’t want to mess around with a cake, so I decided to do something simple and cute in keeping with the month of October. Mummy Cakes! I can’t remember where I saw these, but I thought they were super cute and I’ve been dying for an opportunity to try them. I picked butter pecan cake with a butter rum flavored frosting. Very sweet, but a little spicy too.
The eyes were the tricky part. I was going to use Peanut M&Ms but I didn’t have any in the house. What I did have was a bag of yellow molding chocolate. I wanted to make the eyes round, but not too flat and I didn’t have a good mold. I searched around the house and found that I had one of those bubble packages that cough drops sometimes come in. I washed it well and used it as my candy mold.
After I made enough chocolate eyes, I got everything ready to frost. I chose Wilton Tip #47 because it allows you to pipe nice flat lines. It is a double sided tip so make sure to check before you pipe otherwise you’ll get a more corrugated look. I attached the chocolate eyes using a little bit of the frosting.
When applying the frosting I used long strokes. Don’t try for any sort of pattern here, you want it to look like bandages wrapped around a mummy’s head. Finally, I used a little dark mint molding chocolate to make little pupils for the eyes. I had so much fun I even made a little cake!
I had so much fun making these, and I hope you try them out this month. They would be a big hit at a Halloween party!