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A Vampire Attacked My Geeky Cake of the Week!

Why craft a perfectly lovely chocolate-mint-raspberry and marshmallow-fondant bridal cake and then decorate it with the aftermath of a vampire attack?  Well, because Katy had a tube of strawberry gel, not quite enough artistic dedication to create a confectionery Venus Flytrap, and three hours to kill on Halloween, that’s why.


Vampire Bridal Cake

I used the tip of the gel tube to puncture the cake, squeezing the stuff as I pulled the tube out so that it looked like it was bleeding from the inside and not like somebody just flung some red junk on top of it. This cake was originally going to be green with a venus flytrap on top, but I got tired of trying to work the green food coloring into the rest of the fondant, so I tossed the flytrap and went to work on some lilies instead.

Right.  Forget the Flytrap.  Let’s get some lilies in here.

Clearly there’s nothing that a tub of fondant can’t render completely logical.  Almost like it has the completely opposite superpower of Paula Abdul.

That’s the first cake I’ve ever decorated even remotely successfully, by the way. Not that I  haven’t tried. For years. Traditional frosting just didn’t like me, I guess. But I’m liking this fondant thing, and there may be an actual cake-making hobby in my future.

Well, cheers to you, Katy.  I hope there’s plenty more to see in your Flickr profile and on your blog in the future.  Like maybe a hemophilic wedding cake with an open stab wound.

Might as well finish off that tube of strawberry gel…

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3 comments… add one
  • Hannah January 14, 2009, 8:51 am

    Wow! This is great! I love it!

  • Melissa January 14, 2009, 2:08 pm

    I love how subtle that is! Sweet!

  • Charlene January 22, 2009, 10:21 am

    That is a great looking cake. I like that idea.

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