We're bringing it this year with one of the best of the bygone monster cereals: Yummy Mummy!
A lot of people look forward to the month of October for various reasons. Maybe it’s the changing leaves, or the chill in the air. Maybe the fall produce or upcoming Halloween.
I like all those things too, but I really get excited because I can finally get monster cereals at the store!
This year, General Mills decided to pull out all the stops by adding two discontinued monster cereals back into the fold, making for a total of 5 monster varieties! You can even get the cool vintage boxes at Target.
These cereals are not only fun to eat, but a lot of fun to cook with. I used some Yummy Mummy orange flavored cereal to make a spooky Yummy Mummy Monster Cake last week. It was not only delicious, but also very festive looking!
After first baking up the cake mix, I smashed up some of the cereal to layer in the center of the cake.
Getting ready to dye the white frosting black.
I thought only a little of the coloring would be enough, but I ended up needing the whole bottle to get the desired black color.
Lots of cereal in the center of the cake.
It’s like a cereal cake sandwich at this point!
The best thing about a cake like this is you don’t need to get the frosting perfect, because the cereal decorations will cover it up.
Fun, festive, and delicious.
About Black Icing
If you're new to black frosting, here's another article that could help: How to Make Black Icing.
Dan Whalen ate more of these than he’d like to admit. He has been blogging for over 5 years at The Food in My Beard. Check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes!