I used two cake mixes – one yellow & one chocolate, & I marbled them.
I used a spring form pan, & a 9″ cake pan so that I’d have different sizes.
After the cakes had baked & cooled, I sliced each one into 2 layers, & removed the excess from the top.
For the filling, I mixed 16 oz cream cheese with 1 c. powdered sugar & 1.5 t. vanilla, & beat it until fluffy.
I then filled the layers with this.
Topped it with Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Frosting.
I used orange or toffee sticks for the fence posts, strung together with black licorice.
The gravestones are Pepper Ridge Milano cookies, the fresh dirt on the graves & on top of the tombstones are crushed oreos (just the cookie, not the filling), & the black tree is made from black licorice pieces intertwined together, snipped here & there.
Buttercream frosting for the grass tufts.
I sprinkled it with powdered sugar just to give it a little more personality.
“PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” CHOCOLATE FROSTING
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt
Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar & milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.