I wanted to make a Halloween cake this year that wasn't too labor-intensive, since holidays with a 3 and 5 year old - while fun - are still quite a bit of work, getting them prepared, dressed, fed, partied, rested, etc. This spooky yet sweet mummy fit the bill. He even has lavender eyes to keep him fun and friendly, perfect for a 3 year old who continues to be terrified of everything that moves.
In a complete non sequitur, I had a request last week for a Scottish tartan cake. It was for a friend of a friend's mom's 70th birthday. She had no specific tartan preference since they descend from "a mishmash of clans". So she left the color and pattern up to me.
Not having any tartan training, I turned to The Great Internets. For the first time ever, The Internets failed me. I found no good tartan cake examples to steal. Er, borrow. The majority of the tartan cakes I found had either a plaid ribbon wrapped around them or a plaid edible image applied to them. Neither of these was particularly up my alley, so I dared to venture out on my own.
My Google search of Scottish Tartans revealed this one, which just happened to have the fewest colors of all:
Happy 70th birthday, Libby!!
And now, without further ado, let's get these holidays started and laissez les bons temps rouler!