*Warning . . . if this post makes you hungry . . . you might be a Zombie!

This weekend we started a new tradition . . . Zombie Paintball! By we I mean Lee! We hosted a zombie themed birthday party for a friend of ours. It involved Zombie Paintball. The boys and a couple girls who are braver than myself, trek into the woods with paintball guns to be attacked by padded zombies. I wanted no part of the real zombie action but I did make a cake that satisfied not only the friends who made it back human, but also the friends who came back as zombies!

Brains

It wasn’t too difficult at all. We used red velvet cake for inside. I baked two 6″ round cakes, popped one on top of the other with some vanilla icing in between. Lee shaped it into a brain shape. He just used a serrated knife and shaped the cake (tip: if you chill the cake in the fridge for a few hours it’s easier to shape). Lastly, I slathered vanilla icing all over the top and covered it in strands of pink fondant.

Brains2

I rolled small pieces of fondant (pink Wilton fondant from Michaels) into long strands and then coiled them all over the cake. I had no rhyme or reason I just made sure to make keep the left side and the right side of the brain separate.

My recipe for BLOOD!
1 cup Corn Syrup
1-2 tbsp coco powder
red food coloring (as much as you’d like).
If it’s too bright try adding a tiny bit of blue food coloring.

Happy Halloween!

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  1. Linda

    You can keep your brain, and I’ll keep my autumn leaves, pumpkins, etc. I love your decorating style, but on this one, we’ll just have to agree to disagree. LOL! :-) Great job on decorating it, though. Just a bit too realistic for my taste! Reminds me of the cake on Steel Magnolias!

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