Grave Intentions - 1. Pipe RIP or X on the upper half of each cookie. 2. Push the cookies into the cake (as shown) and pile crushed chocolate wafers in front of a few to conjure dirt mounds. 3. Trim the perimeter of the cake with a fence of Rademaker chocolate sticks ($9.47 for six boxes of 12 sticks; amazon.com), cut to various heights. 4. Finally, separate and insert pieces of small plastic skeletons ($2.70 for garland of four;amazon.com) into the cookie-crumb dirt.
Your little goblins will be wide-eyed with wonder when you serve up this spooky fun Halloween devil's food cake. No super-fussy decorating skills are required either--simple dollop mounds of frosting onto the top of the cake using a piping or zip-top bag and finish off with candy eyeballs!