Halloween Week : Whimsical

Today is day four in our new cake series, EEEK It’s Halloween Week!  Five talented bakers were asked to create new designs inspired by Halloween.  To bring the spirit of the holiday to life in a modern cake design like none we had seen before.  Each baker was given a basic black and white color scheme and a specific genre, creating a week of inspiring cakes for everyone.  And today is we’re moving on to the Whimsical category.

This third Halloween cake comes to us from Yeni Monroy and her team at Dream Day Cakes®, located in Gainesville, Florida.  You probably remember Yeni from previous features on our site (like this Thing 1 & Thing 2 cake or this robot cake).  Her cakes are the perfect combination of precision and whimsy, creating magical designs with incredible attention to detail.  Yeni once again brings her signature style to the blog with an enchanting design capturing the playful side of Halloween.  Prepare to oooohh and aaaahh over this Bear-y Whimsical Halloween Cake!

Oh my goodness!  Where do we start?  Ridiculous cuteness from bottom to top!   A 3D pumpkin base is topped with topsy-turvy tiers of black and white.  Surrounded by the most loveable bears, dressed in costume and wearing big smiles.  They are so ready for some Halloween cake!  Spooky bats fly in the moonlight as the itsy-bitsy spider happily descends from a fanciful witch hat!  This cake simply cheers… Happy Halloween!

Fred from Dream Day Cakes shares the scoop on this design:

“The cake features 4 trick-or-treating bears dressed as a skeleton, mummy, vampire, and ghost.  Scrolls and topsy-turvy tiers keeps this cake whimsical and kids will immediately recognize the bears as wearing costumes. In showing that Halloween can be more fun than scary, even the spider (on the witch’s hat) is all smiles.”

This cake may include a vampire, skeleton, mummy and ghost… but it’s all fun, no fright!  The darling trick-or-treating bears are captivating for children of all ages.  You just can’t help but smile!  And who knew a spider could be so inviting and happy?!

Not only was this cake created to inspire you, but it was served at a very special event.  Fred from Dream Day Cakes tell us more :

“The cake was served to attendees of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Kickoff to a Cure event held at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida. More than $70k was raised for this foundation– we were truly honored to be a part of it.

We kept the black & white theme throughout the inside of the cake with our accent color of orange– trying to have fun with it. For example, the pumpkin tier was an almond cake with layers of pumpkin spice buttercream.  We also had a tier of chocolate cake with cookies & cream buttercream (with orange jimmies), as well as vanilla cake with chocolate and funfetti buttercream.”

A Halloween cake full of creativity, charm and whimsy… that also supported a good cause?  Just one more reason to love this cake!  As if all of the amazing details weren’t enough.  We didn’t even talk about the ingenious use of chevron or the gorgeous hand-cut Halloween lettering….!   What a delightful combination of genuine Halloween fun!

A huge thanks to Yeni and Fred at Dream Day Cakes® for sharing this Bear-y Whimsical Halloween Cake with us today!

Cake : Dream Day Cakes®

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Tricia Garzon says

    I was fortunate enough to be at the event this cake was made for, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Tailgate 2012, and words cant even express the amazing flavors and taste of this cake. Almond cake with pumpkin spice buttercream…WHAT? Truly one of the yummiest cakes I’ve ever had.

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    Becky says

    Amazing! I love the letters that you used. Were they cut from cutters or a cricut or did you free hand.
    I love your work! I am going to try your marshmallow web cake for holloween!

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    vahiné island says

    waw!!! what a gorgeous halloween cake,surely the best cake i ve seen so far!!
    and the combo seems delicious!!
    i was wondering what letter cutter is used there!!i would love to use it for halloween this year!

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