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I love having a food centerpiece whenever I have a party, and this brain cake is certain to keep your zombie party guests happy. While I am not a fan of the more gruesome zombie treats (some are impressive but just not appetizing!), I think this cake carefully toes the line and will be found delightfully appetizing to both zombies and humans alike.

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Zombie Brain Cake

You will need:

  • 1 box red velvet cake (plus required ingredients, usually eggs, oil and water)
  • 1 medium metal mixing bowl
  • 1 box white frosting
  • Red or pink food coloring
  • 1 box pink fondant
  • Strawberry syrup

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Instructions:

1. Begin by mixing your cake batter, and pouring into the metal mixing bowl. Make sure to spray it liberally with cooking spray first! Bake cake according to package instructions.

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You will likely need to allow it to bake a bit longer than noted, but you should be find if you keep an eye on it. Bake until a fork or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely.

2. Gently pry cake out of the mixing bowl. You may need to cut the flat end level. Place flat side down on your serving platter. Using a bread knife, gently carve the sides of the cake so it more closely resembles the oblong shape of a brain.

3. Mix the food coloring into the white frosting until you have a shade similar to the fondant. Very lightly frost the cake, with just enough to make it sticky.

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4. Roll the fondant into long, ¼ inch tubes. Apply to the cake in swirls. Make sure to leave the center line uncrossed by frosting.

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5. Drizzle the strawberry syrup over the cake, and gently brush (with a clean paper towel or basting brush) to coat the frosting. Then enjoy!

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • #TBT to my first full scale #Halloween DIY for Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas. And to think, I made this without a sewing machine! Lots of lessons learned, such as that I needed a thimble (OUCH) and that I really needed to get an actual sewing machine. http://madlikealyce.com/2015/10/09/costume-tutorial-sally-from-nightmare-before-christmas/
  • Road rash makeup! Again, using my favorite prosthetic gel to get those great brush strokes, Ben Nye bruise wheel for color and coffee grounds for the gravel! Good thing I always have plenty on hand.
  • Another black eye! Tried to make a more obvious "impact" on this one. Used my BenNye bruise wheel to pull this together pretty quickly.
  • Practicing bruise makeup! I'm thinking of pulling together an sfx wound tutorial series, what do you think?
  • It's been a long and exhausting month of 55+ hour workweeks and not taking care of myself. It's almost difficult to re-align myself after holding the pedal down for so long. So here is to a lazy Sunday with my best chill buddy. This face isn't new relaxation goal 😂. #lazysundayafternoon #selfcare #timetorelax
  • A few days late, but still inspired by the eclipse! Audrey II hails from one of my favorite musicals, "Little Shop of Horrors" and was a fun one to recreate. Just a little reminder not to buy plants during a solar eclipse. Who else saw the total eclipse?

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