Okay, so a super wacky and crazy friend gave me a very "special" order... her husband is crazy about slasher movies, horror movies, zombie movies, etc.... Apparently, the more grotesque and gory the better... Since she is a baker herself, she didn't really need me to make the cake, but she did ask me to make an "extra special" cake topper.... I think her words were "the more disgusting and grotesque it can be, the better it will be".... What is it? A severed head cake topper....
I'm not sure if it came out more "severed head" or "zombie head", but I don't think you can dispute the level of grotesque.... Apparently, it was a huge hit...
So how do you get from this..... To this?
|Sugar Skull Mold.... use rice krispie treats instead...|
|The Front of the mold|
|The assembled skull outside of the mold...|
|Add Frosting (smooth with gloved hands after the icing has had a chance to chill and harden)|
|Cover with fondant.... starting to look a little creepy|
|Airbrush green... I think if I stopped at this point I have a near perfect alien head... what do you think?|
|Nose and Mouth with Fondant|
|Add some teeth...|
|Eyeballs and some "musculosketal" detail...|
|Some brows, rotting skin and more muscle...|
|At this point, I started adding red fondant I had tinted myself... I got it really wet which allowed me to manipulate it and create a "blood smear" (gag)|
|View from the top.....|
|And here he is in all his grotesque glory....|