Thursday, October 8, 2009

for the love of zombies

Our friend James celebrated his birthday on Saturday and Kate and I schemed up a little plan to surprise him with cake! James is in the process of making a really amazing zombie movie and we found it appropriate to make zombie cupcakes. Kate found this photo online:

and please forgive me because I don't know where it came from and therefore can't give credit where credit is due. If this is your photo, or if you know who it belongs to, please let me know so I can thank you.

This whole process was a team effort.

Ben and I designed the board the cupcakes were going to sit on.

We also bloodied up the arms. I'm convinced that the folks responsible for special effects in movies need to team up with the Wilton cake folks and work something out. This gel looked like real blood.

Kate, Dave, Catherine and Mike made and decorated the cupcakes. Chocolate cake, chocolate fudge frosting, crushed up Oreo cookies for dirt and Milano cookies for tombstones.

We had a few casualties.

But overall I think the blood (both real and fake), sweat and tears were worth it.

What do you think?


Good Girls Studio said...

I just threw up in my mouth...good morning to you :)

Daniel B. said...

These are awesome.

Mare said...


Ben said...

God! That was by far, THE worst incident with a pair of wire cutters that I ever had.

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

those are fabulous! they look so "good" that I'd be a little grossed out to actually eat one. ha

jen jeglinski said...

Awesome! I can't believe how cool the whole scene is with lights and all. Very impressive.