Halloween Ghost Gyuhi Cake: A Spooky Sweet Delight!

Hello, fellow Halloween enthusiasts! It's that time of the year when we get to indulge in all things eerie and sweet. If you're looking for a dessert that's both spooky and scrumptious, I've got just the treat for you: Halloween Ghost Gyuhi Cake. This delightful confection combines the soft and chewy goodness of gyuhi with ghostly decorations, making it a must-have for your Halloween festivities. Don't worry; I'll guide you through each step to ensure your cake is a boo-tiful success!


For the Gyuhi:

- 1 cup Shiratamako (glutinous rice flour)

- 1/3 cup granulated sugar

- 2/3 cup water

- Cornstarch (for dusting)

For the Decoration:

- White fondant

- Black fondant

- Edible black gel or icing (for details)

- Edible silver dust (optional, for a shimmering effect)


1. Preparing the Gyuhi:

- In a mixing bowl, combine the Shiratamako (glutinous rice flour) and granulated sugar.

- Gradually add the water while stirring continuously to form a smooth batter.

- Transfer the mixture to a heatproof bowl or microwave-safe dish.

- Steam the mixture over boiling water or microwave it in short intervals (about 30 seconds each time), stirring in between, until it becomes translucent and elastic. This usually takes about 2-3 minutes in total.

- Dust a clean surface with cornstarch to prevent sticking. Carefully turn out the gyuhi onto the surface while it's still warm.

- Knead the gyuhi with cornstarch-dusted hands until it's smooth and pliable. Be cautious as it will be hot.

2. Shaping the Ghosts:

- Divide the white fondant into small portions, one for each ghost you want to create.

- Roll each portion of fondant into a ball and then shape it into an oval or ghost-like form.

- Use your fingers to create indents for the eyes and mouth. You can also use black fondant for the eyes and mouth for a more defined look.

- Roll out tiny pieces of black fondant for the eyes and mouth if you prefer this option.

3. Assembling Your Ghostly Cake:

- Roll out the gyuhi into a thin sheet using a rolling pin dusted with cornstarch. It should be large enough to wrap around your cake.

- Carefully lift the gyuhi sheet and drape it over your cake, smoothing it down gently to cover the entire cake.

- Trim any excess gyuhi from the bottom for a neat finish.

- Place your fondant ghosts on the cake's surface. You can have one large ghost or several smaller ones, depending on your preference.

- Use edible black gel or icing to add details to the ghosts' eyes and mouth. You can make them as spooky or as friendly as you like.

- For an extra eerie touch, you can dust your ghosts with edible silver dust to make them shimmer in the moonlight.

4. Serve and Spook Your Guests:

- Slice into your Halloween Ghost Gyuhi Cake to reveal the chewy gyuhi layer underneath. Your guests will be delighted by this unique and delicious Halloween treat.

This Halloween Ghost Gyuhi Cake is not only a feast for the taste buds but also a delightful centerpiece for your spooky celebration. So, get creative and let your imagination run wild as you decorate your gyuhi ghosts. Have a hauntingly fun and sweet Halloween! 👻🍰🎃