zombie cake with jello brain

Zombie Cake

I made this zombie cake as a display for the Portland Women’s Show this weekend and I’m extremely happy with the outcome. It’s so fun to just work on something that is your own vision. I hope I get some more zombie orders because I think this is the most fun I ever had making a cake to date.

The “cake” is for display so it’s actually made from Rice Krispy Treats (RKT). The skin is modeling chocolate and the eye and shirt is fondant. I made the eye by painting it with food coloring.

The brain is made from a jell-o mold I got from the Halloween Store. It worked really well and turned out perfectly. I was nervous because I have never made a Jell-o brain before but it was super easy and tasted AMAZING let me tell you!

I textured the skin using a simple sculpting tool and then colored the skin with a combination of oil based food color and petal dust that is typically used to color sugar flowers.

I think this might be my favorite cake so far! I hope I get to do more zombie cakes because they are SUPER FUN!

  • April Maes

    please make this cake for my sons 9th birthday party.

  • transcendev

    This is easily the greatest cake I’ve ever seen in my life. I wish I could’ve seen this cake being consumed.

    • artisancakes

      well thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tmsjdw Tina Snedeker Wenneman

    Love this cake, do you ship out of state? Seriously interested.

    • artisancakes

      Glad you like :) I’m not sure how I would ship it so it arrived in one piece but it might be possible :)

  • Patty

    As a follower of the show “Walking Dead” this is amazing work- I was just introduced to your talent by a friend of yours—

  • rose rizzo

    That’s is very well done! The best zombie cake I have seen!

  • ivania

    Can you do a tutorial please ?

  • Amber

    This is amazing, and the proportions are spot on. very well done!

  • http://thevegetariancannibal.blogspot.com/ Vegetarian Cannibal

    This is like…the coolest cake I’ve ever seen! If I lived in Portland, I would totally buy a cake from you!

  • Mark James Pearce

    That is AWESOME, Liz !!!

Published on: 10 October 2012
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