Happy Halloweenie! Free Cake Video~ Featuring Topper & Tri-Colored Buttercream

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Today we are keeping things light and fun with our "Happy Halloweenie!" cake design!  

This free cake video features an adorable dachshund cake topper & a demonstration of tri-colored buttercream with a smooth finish.


Learn to make this CUTE "Happy Halloweenie" themed Halloween cake in My Cake School's free video tutorial! Learn to make tri-colored buttercream as well as an adorable "weenie dog" witch cake topper!


We've posted several Halloween tutorials in our Blog section over the years, but we are happy to finally have our first Halloween cake video to share!

Of course the star of today's "Happy Halloweenie" video is a dachshund...or a "wiener dog"! - Our dog cake topper is very easy to assemble, and is sure to bring smiles!

Another technique that you will learn in this video is how to smoothly frost a buttercream cake with a tri-colored effect.  I hope that you enjoy the tutorial as much as we enjoyed making it!  Don't forget to scroll beneath the video for additional details!

Materials for Happy Halloweenie Cake

(In our video, we frosted an 8" cake dummy that stood 4 inches tall, frosted with our "Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream.")

Crusting Buttercream:  Crusting is important only if you plan to do the Viva method of smoothing.  We used Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream from our recipes section but any crusting recipe will do.

Coloring Gel:  Americolor Orange, Electric Green, Yellow (for broom & hat buckle), Chocolate Brown

Rice Cereal Treats (I used 1 ½ squares of pre-packaged 22g. cereal treat bars)

Pre-colored Black Fondant (optional) for cape and hat

Americolor Coloring Pen in black for eyes (you could also just paint on the eyes with coloring gel or use black sprinkles.)

Lollipop stick for broom and another for body

Halloween Confetti Sprinkles in desired colors.

Piping gel or glue of choice

Tylose (optional, but I kneaded a bit of tylose into my fondant for easier modeling.)

Toothpick or scriber needle for misc modeling techniques

Knife or xacto

small paintbrush for applying piping gel

pink petal dust (optional) for rosy cheeks

Silver hologram dust (optional) to add sparkle to the cape

Disposable piping bags

Wilton tip 2 for small details

Wilton Letter cutter set (optional)

Bench scraper for applying/smoothing frosting

Viva paper towels for smoothing (optional)

Candy Corn for a top border, black ribbon for bottom border ;0)Happy Halloweenie!~ Member Video Library~ MyCakeSchool.com

Additional Notes:

Frosting Amounts: We used approximately 1 cup of icing per color to our ("Crumb coated" 8" cake).

Gum Paste Dry Times: Whenever you are creating a topper from gum paste or fondant, it's best to work at least a couple of days in advance.  

I was able to assemble my dog in a day, (allowing the head time to dry before adding it to the body)--but some of our members are in more humid areas which slows the dry times.  

To be on the safe side, and especially if you are new to figure modeling, work in advance and allow the parts to dry before assembling.

Please let us know if you have any questions! 

More Halloween Cakes to Try

We've created so many fun Halloween cakes over the years! You can find a roundup of our favorites here: Collection of Favorite Halloween Cake Designs. I'm sharing a few below!

Halloween Spider Cake- Free Video

Witch Shoes Cake- Free Video

Ghost With Balloons Cake- Free Video

Haunted House Cake- Free Video

Giant Spider Cake Topper- Free Video

Enjoy the Video!

We hope that you have fun with this Happy Halloweenie Cake! If you give it a try, we would love for you to leave a comment or photo below! 


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  1. Very cute! Being a Dachshund (wiener dog) Mom, I think your little topper is great. I did ask Miss Libby if she would like a cape and hat for Halloween, but she didn't seem impressed with the idea - LOL!

    Love the 3 colours on the side of the cake, got to try that.

    Great video!

  2. Thanks Joan & Teri!! @Teri~ That is too funny that you have a dachshund! I think Miss Libby totally needs a cape and hat! ;0)

  3. I'm new to the school and just watched this video! Absolutely adorable. :) Just wondering if something was applied to the cape and had to give it that nice glossy sheen or is that strictly from the silver glitter dust? Thanks.

  4. Hi, how would you do if tou where icing the sides in two colors? I mean half of the cake in pink and the other half blue. Thanks