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This is NOT the original recipe for a witch cake, which in 1692 during the Salem Witch trials, called for rye meal and urine. That witch cake was baked with the urine of the bewitched victims, then fed to a dog to rid the victims of evil. This is a wicked-witch-and-flying-monkey cake, because that scene in the Wizard of Oz creeped the hell out of me when I was little. (Okay, it STILL creeps me out.)

I haz no kitchen skillz, so this poor cake suffered through several attempts at making flying monkeys. Including the Black-Gel-Icing-Event, the Glittered-Stencil-Event, and the Let’s-Scrape-Everything-Off and-Start-Over-Incident. My daughter suffered through multiple trips to every craft store and grocery store within the county. But she also helped to create the inspirational Witch-and-Monkey Playlist:

“Monkey” George Michael

“Witchy Woman” the Eagles

“Season of the Witch” Donovan

“Code Monkey” Jonathan Coulton

“Pentagram” Cake

“Waking the Witch” Kate Bush

The Creepy Cake N Bake-a-Thon is ON! Vote for your favorite entry by commenting below. You can comment on EVERY Cake N Bake post, one entry per post, for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Barnes and Noble or an official Creepy Cake N Bake doll! Please include your email in order to be entered to win.
Trophies will be awarded on Halloween for the top creeptastic creations. Winners will be chosen by our special Celebrity Judge,
 Adam Rex, author of such deliciously creepy creations such as FAT VAMPIRE, FRANKENSTEIN TAKES THE CAKE, FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH, and PSSST!
Check the list of contestants and their post dates so you don't miss any of the fun:

Mon Oct. 3 -Saundra Mitchell
Wed Oct 5 - Stacey Jay
Friday Oct 7 - Erin Dionne
Saturday Oct 8 - Sydney Salter
Mon Oct 10 - Brenna Yovanoff
Wed Oct 12 - Tara Hudson
Friday Oct 14 - Karen Healey

Saturday Oct 15 - Robin Bridges

Mon Oct 17 - Michelle Zink
Wed Oct 19 - Julia Karr
Friday Oct 21 - Victoria Schwab

Saturday Oct 22 - C.Lee McKenzie
Sunday Oct 23 - E. Kristin Anderson
Mon Oct 24 - Natalie Zaman
Wed Oct 26 - Stephanie Burgis

Friday Oct 28 - Dawn Metcalf

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