A Zombie Ate My Cupcake: 25 Deliciously Weird Cupcake Recipes by Lily Vanilli
Now I don’t know if this holds true for horror fans everywhere but there is a special treat to being a horror fanatic in Chicago. Pastry, specifically cupcake, fanatics and makers have a LOT of ties within the horror community. There is a great cross over between the pastry side of foodies and horror fans and this book looks as if it was clearly written for this fan base – by someone in London. THIS makes me feel it could be a trend in the horror communities across the globe and anyone who loves both can only hope such a strange mash up really is a trend everywhere.
At any rate… onto the book itself:
This book features killer cupcakes that taste bloody good! After being banished for so long to the land of the pretty and identical, the domestic and the twee, cupcakes are biting back. Here, Lily Vanilli shows how you can take inspiration from anywhere – insects, roadkill, zombies – and recreate it in cake, but always with a delicious result. This book is an introduction to making cakes that look weird, ugly and even grotesque – but that taste divine! There are amazing materials for making edible sculptures and hundreds of things you can do with natural ingredients. Give guests a shock with revoltingly realistic Marzipan Beetles, or add a crunch to your desserts with Morbid Meringue Bones, dipped in raspberry blood sauce. Try out a black cherry Dracula’s Bite red velvet cupcake with cream cheese, eat your way through heavenly Fallen Angel Cakes or go for indulgent and truly dark chocolate Devil’s Delight Cupcakes. If Ozzy Osbourne made cupcakes, these are the ones he’d want to eat.
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