Halloween is finally here, witches!  This year, we wanted to make something really special and that’s why we got all of you involved in the choice of our new Halloween baby. After an epic voting session, you chose the band The Cure.

A big vote took place on Facebook and Instagram to choose the perfect band for the perfect Halloween frightful treat. Boy, there were amazing propositions: Alice Cooper, Placebo, Halestorm, Lady Gaga, The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins… Everyone voted and though we anticipated a tie between Placebo and The Cure, the latest won, by one vote! 

Baking a Halloween cake for The Cure

Our bakers’ coven worked hard this month to make your worst nightmare come true: a Halloween Cake for The Cure!

The struggle was real for this one: we had so many ideas! We hesitated a lot between paying an hommage to a song, an album… Robert Smith himself was such an inspiring figure, with his messy hair, makeup, and unforgettable presence. A lot of testing was done, some great, some cray-cray. We nearly painted our walls with some homemade black cotton candy…  Though delicious, we finally gave up this idea. But no worries, we’ll keep it in mind for future desserts…

A few days before the deadline, around midnight, we suddenly realized the cake we were imagining was in fact… TWO CAKES! 

So we rolled up our sleeves and celebrated The Cure twice. Yasss, ladies and gentlemen: twin cakes! The first one is gothic, romantic, and gently spooky. The second one is… er… radioactive, bizarre, and will probably be illegal in several countries.

A Forest Cake

“A Forest” is one of our top The Cure’s songs – and, for the curious ones, one of the rare videos where you can see Robert Smith without makeup. 

When the challenge was set, we immediately thought of cakifying this song. The gloomy atmosphere was just perfect for Halloween. We tried our best to capture its essence, the loneliness and anxiety -we have a Ph.D. in both topics- of the lyrics and imagined these crooked chocolate trees. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Chocolate layer cake topped with white chocolate spider web and black chocolate figures

Chocolate layer cake filled with red berries detail

This beauty of a cake is made of a delicious chocolate genoise, filled with a black chocolate ganache and the best homemade berry jam ever.  We also added Marshmallow spiderwebs to add a bonus “Lullaby” feel. After all, the Spiderman is never far away…

Franken Robert Smith

The time has come to show one of our goofiest creations to the world! But first, let’s put ourselves in the right mood:

It was a rainy Friday night.  Robert Smith was combing his hair with his new Schwarzkopf lotion when he got this weird message inviting him on a midnight date… somewhere in the woods nearby. Robert loves Friday Blind Dates! So he rushed into the forest to meet his future loved one… and got lost. Luckily, he found this strange castle, owned by Dr F.Kenstein, and knocked on the door to ask for help. But something horribly wrong happened…

Robert Smith inspired layer cake

Shiver! For our FrankenRobert creature -aka “BOYS DO CRY WHEN THEY GET LOST IN A FREAKIN’ FOREST IN BETWEEN DAYS”- is alive! We got the idea of this cake while looking feverishly at Robert Smith’s photos, trying to get the right look on his face. Turns out, nothing worked as perfectly as this chibi head. We let you imagine how much we laughed every time we opened the fridge. But let’s talk about the tastes. On the menu of this evilicious cake, we imagined a matcha genoise – for the zombie look and filled it with some intense coconut cream and an exquisite very berry jam. 

Matcha layer cake slice

Robert Smith inspired matcha layer cake topped with black apple candy

We hope you’ll enjoy these two cakes as much as we enjoyed baking them. 

Happy Halloween everyone and God saves The Cure!…oh, and don’t forget to check out the Halloween cake we made for The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 

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