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Picture: Boy and girl show off their Hallowe'en cakes
These two show off their cake designs

Halloween is here! Have some fun making your own spooky Halloween cakes.

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Scare your friends with some Halloween cakes of ghouls and spider webs!

These are perfect for a Halloween party and are great fun to make.

Picture: The ingredients
All the ingredients you need to make your cakes


Three-quarters of a cup of caster sugar
1 and a half cups of self-raising flour
2 dessert spoons of butter or margarine
1 egg (beaten)
A little hot water
12 cup cake cases
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C

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Picture: Put the butter and sugar in the bowl and mix well Step 1
Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and mix well.
Step 2
Next, add the egg and mix until smooth.
Picture: Add the egg and mix until smooth
Picture: Add the flour Step 3
Now add the flour, little by little, into the mixture. If the mixture is too thick, add a tiny bit of hot water.
Step 4
Now spoon the mixture into the cup cake cases. Split the cake mixture evenly.
Picture: Spoon the mixture into cup cake cases
Picture: Put the cakes into a pre-heated over Step 5
Put the cakes into the pre-heated oven for 10 minutes at 180°C. Make sure you ask an adult to help you - ovens are very hot!


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