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Halloween Contest - Zombie Head Cake

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Zombie head cake

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Cake, buttercream, fondant, gumpaste, rice krispie, tylose.

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What are you most proud of? I'm most proud that the facial features are proportionate.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Plan it out - especially how much detail you want to incorporate.

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Sorry, obsessed with your cake now. Did you achieve colours hrough airbrushing?

10/08/2012 Flag

OMG I'm cracking up reading your comments LOL! you're so funny. We covered him in yellowish grey fondant then airbrushed black, after that we went in with light green petal dust and touched up. The eyes are painted on in neon food color (I think it's Duff's brand).

10/08/2012 Flag

OMG!!! This is Awesome!!! You have done a fabulous job on this cake! Is the grave stone also fondant? Gotta ask, what kind of fondant do you use? it looks like it sculpts really well?

10/08/2012 Flag

Thank you! Yes the gravestone is rice krispie attached to a support board, then covered in grey fondant. ONce it was covered we put the lines in with one of the wilton tools. We use satin ice fondant. 95% of the scultping was to the cake then after we laid the fondant on we used a paintbrush to emphasis detail and add a few extra wrinkles. Any other questions don't hesitate to ask!

10/08/2012 Flag

Thank you so Much for answering my questions! I would love to give something like this a try!!! This is just amazing!!!

10/11/2012 Flag

okay u said it's okay to ask questions, would you explain what size pans, did you carve to get the head shape?

10/11/2012 Flag

Sure, we used two 6" rounds and a 6" ball pan. We stacked and filled the cake with swiss buttecream and slightly carved the bottom of the cake where the neck would be. For the facial features I made cake pop batter (baked cake with icing) and formed the forhead, nose, and jowels. I used thin strilps of rolled fondant to create the sagging skin. We iced the cake in american butter cream. Then we covered the cake in fondant and used a paintbrush (dry) to create extra detail. I 'll post a pic of the cake pre-airbrushed.

10/11/2012 Flag

OK I'm new to crafts so I don't know how to add a pic, but here's alink to it on our facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=435609813140809&set=a.198612950173831.45054.143070635728063&type=1&theater

10/11/2012 Flag

Thank You So Much!!! I went to your site and you have great talent!! Beautiful, just Beautiful!!!

10/14/2012 Flag