Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Bloody Cake

I love to make pretty cakes. Flowers, wedding type cakes, all pretty lovely things. So I was interested to see how things could be from the dark side. I was "commissioned" to make a cake for a musical group for a Halloween party this evening. I was asked to make something to feed 69 people (lol). And it was free reign on artistic fun.

The fun began last night by baking a golden vanilla cake, brushing it with a simple syrup mixture and then stabbing it with a fork. I poured liquid red cherry jello over it. When the cake is cut open it will appear to be bleeding with red running through the holes.

I had fun creating a butcher knife out of chocolate and vanilla fondant this morning. Later, I iced the cake with a white icing flavored with creme bouquet and almond. The final parts were making an icing that appeared bloody and writing the song title and then taking a brush and splattering it with more blood. I added the bloody knife and a signature hand print (I swear I washed my hands first) .

I was delighted by the groups reaction when I made the delivery. Halloween is my favorite holiday. For fun here are some pictures. The flash is wonkey so one picture appears yellow.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

1 comment:

Joeprah said...

Creative and awesome! I love cake art. You should show more disturbing cakes for October!