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In a month’s time, we will all say goodbye to Rick and the rest of The Walking Dead gang once again. Well, at least till the next season, which thankfully has been confirmed.
While the show is arguably the goriest one on TV right now, who’s to say that one can’t make sweet cakes inspired by it?
We’ve taken a look at the creations of skilled bakers, and for this week’s Fandom Friday post, we present to you awesome Walking Dead cakes.
Let’s start with a “simple” fondant cake which features the now iconic warning “Don’t enter dead inside”. The video above shows you how to make this cake by yourself, so DIYers can have all the zombie fun they want. The video says it’s for Halloween, but you can easily serve this cake up for the finale, yes?
What’s the Walking Dead about if not gory brains? (Well, sure, there are other side stories, but it always comes back to brains one way or another.)
Whoever Josh may be, I’m sure he’s such a huge Walking Dead fan that he didn’t mind having a gross-looking cake for his birthday. Gross it may be, it’s zombie-awesome!
A zombie head. Or maybe more like a bust. With a screwdriver in the eye.
Yeah, that’s Walking Dead all right. This cake is made by Black Cherry Cake who has other Walking Dead-themed cakes, so check them out.
Offhand, you might get the impression that this cake isn’t professionally made, but who cares? The fact that a mother lovingly created this cake for her stepson makes it all the more awesome.
Look more closely – the cake is gory, truly worthy of The Walking Dead.
And yeah, with the son being only eight…pretty cool mom!
Made by Cakes-by-Rox, this Walking Dead is certainly up there when it comes to gore. This very familiar zombie, plus Rick’s hat, is a worthy subject for a cake.
Here’s a closer look.
What? There’s a Terminus Water Park? How come we never knew that?
Well, if there were one, this is how it could look like.
Made by Little Cherry Cake Company, this Walking Dead cake isn’t the goriest of them all, but it does have its fair share, and it looks yummy, too!
Some admire the Governor, many hate him. I don’t know how you feel, but I’m sure that the aquarium scene made you go “WTF?” too. And so does this cake.
This is pure torture for cake lovers, or anyone who has a sweet tooth for that matter. There is always some room in the tummy for a slice of cake, but with these geeky cakes, you won’t get any more torn between satisfying your craving or not committing sacrilege.
Here’s a roundup of 14 geeky cakes that will make you drool, both literally and figuratively. Whether you cave in and eat a slice, or keep the cake frozen forever, only you would know.
Who would have ever thunk that Batman and Sauron would battle it out? If they did, however, this cake wouldn’t be to bad a depiction of the battle. Who would you put your money on?
This awesome cake is made by Heartache Cakes.
Also made by Heartache Cakes, this Groot cake is too cute to even touch. Wouldn’t you feel like a heartless
bastard person if you put a knife in this cake?
God, grant me Serenity. That’s all we Firefly fans ever really want, isn’t it? And if this cake is the nearest thing we can get to our dream, then I’ll freeze it forever.
Thanks to Cake Wrecks for this discovery.
I can’t hide my obsession with Firefly, so might as well add another Serenity cake. This one’s made by Cake Lava and looks too good to eat as well.
If you’re getting hitched, and you’re a Whovian, there is no other wedding cake you will want. Then again, who cares whether you’re getting hitched or not? You don’t need any excuse to have this cake on your table. You know what would even be sweeter? The nth (depending on your favorite) Doctor and you as cake toppers!
Cake discovery via pixgood.
There are countless photos of Harry Potter sweets online, but my oh my, this one takes home the cake! The detail is amazing, and just how Pop Up Cakes was able to keep this standing straight up is impressive. It truly would be a pity to ruin this cake by eating it.
The Heart Tree, the center of the Godswood, where a Stark will always find peace. If you’re looking to gift a cake to your special someone, this is the perfect design. If you can find someone to make it for you.
Now you know who is going to sit on the Iron Throne. Or maybe not.
Either way, this cake is a fitting tribute to adorable and fearsome Imp.
Of all the Walking Dead-themed cakes I’ve seen, this is the most appropriate in my opinion. The “Don’t Open, Dead Inside” sign is definitely one of the iconic elements of the series.
This cake was made by Lydias Lil Pastries!
If you want a cake that includes other elements of The Walking Dead, then this is the one for you. The cake contains various references and gives you a more complete picture of the show. Can you test your knowledge and point out all the references you can?
This cake is a lie. You’re not really seeing it. It’s a figment of your imagination.
But it was made by Chatter Cakes UK.
Not your usual bedfellows, but this mashup cake is too cute! (Never mind the blood.)
For more epic geeky cakes, visit Nerdache Cakes. Make sure you have a hanky to wipe off that drool.
Honor the original Ghostbusters gang with this cake. Nothing else will do.
You say you’re a sci-fi kind of guy? Well, feast your eyes. Our friends at Regali Kitchen have done it again. Take a close look and let us know what you all find in this cake.
So when I read about “debbie does cakes” – which I dub weird cakes – I knew I had to share these with you. They’re basically real cakes – sweet, with icing, and all the stuff you expect in a cake, but with a twist: they don’t look like cakes at all! A cursory look won’t even make you think of cake; hence, weird cakes.
Check some of them out.
Okay, some of them can be passed off as cakes, especially the Harry Potter and LEGO one, but I don’t think anyone will disagree that these are awesomely made; not to mention the fact that, if you get one of these cakes made for your kid, friend, partner, or whomever, you’ll be their favorite person for a very long time.
For the really weird cakes, like the one below, visit Debbie’s Flickr.
Just because this is what I always order at Outback. And, yes, this is a cake. Would you dig in if you saw this without knowing it is cake?
Cake! Cake! Cake!
Your wedding is going to be a day you never forget. Not only is it a special day for you and the person you love, but you’ll also get a chance to spend the day with everyone who’s close to the two of you.
Most importantly, the day is an opportunity to show off the things that the two of you both like, no matter how strange or quirky it is. For example, if you’re a huge Star Wars or Big Bang Theory fan, you can bring out that nerdy side of you at your own wedding.
Here are some great ideas for throwing one of the geekiest weddings of all time and making sure everyone enjoys it.
When wedding season rolls around, everyone gets the ordinary wedding announcements in their mail. However, you can spice things up by surprising everyone with an announcement that brings out the geek in you.
If the announcement is geeky, then you can explain to people that the theme of your wedding is going to be nerdy as well. So while they’re shifting through all of the typical wedding invites, they’ll be sure to pay special attention to yours.
Black tuxedos and wedding dresses are typical wedding attire. However, you can change this up by bringing your geeky or nerdy taste into what the wedding party wears during the big day.
A subtle example could be to wear colorful suspenders or thick-rimmed glasses with your tux. But if you want to go all out, consider switching the traditional garments for something that really demonstrates your love for geeky stuff.
This could mean Star Wars outfits, anime costumes, and much more. After all, it’s your day so you might as well enjoy it.
The wedding cake is a central icon of every wedding event. So when eyes focus on the wedding cake, you can show off the geek in you with a nerdy cake topper. Imagine an image of the husband and wife battling it out with light sabers — with the wife winning, of course.
Or you could design a reenactment of one of your other favorite nerdy scenes. In any case, the cake topper will draw a lot of attention and it can be a great way to let people know just how nerdy the happy couple is.
Keep in mind that no matter how nerdy your wedding day is, there may be some things you’ll want to keep a bit more traditional due to the fact that they’ll have to last beyond the wedding day.
For example, your wedding ring can be something that is given to your spouse in a nerdy inspired way, but you may want to keep the ring itself more traditional so that the other person can wear it every day.
You can have a great nerdy wedding. But in order to do that, keep in mind the tips on this list to make the most of it. Wedding Wire has an assortment of wedding jewellery that can bring out the geek in you.
This is a wedding cake baked by Meals For Reals and animated by DJ and lighting company Posh Entertainment using a 3-D mapped projector!
The 50th Anniversary special is only a few weeks away, and many Whovians are in the planning stages for parties to celebrate the occasion. Of course, the centerpiece for any right proper celebration shindig is a Doctor Who cake. Many fun, creative examples exist out in cyberspace, so we’re going to take a look at a few in order to get that creative energy flowing.
While some of these take the meticulous skill that may be found when constructing an actual TARDIS, others are easy enough for anyone who can successfully make a soufflé. (So easy, even Clara Oswin Oswald could do it.) Almost all of them look just too smashing to exterminate.
You’ll likely need a small arsenal of basic cake tools and supplies to make any clever cake. Pro tip: Color means everything, so make sure to spring for some good food coloring gel from a cake or hobby supply store. Don’t use cheap drops.
I’m not even going to pretend that this brilliant work of food porn can easily be duplicated. It’s a shame to even think about eating a piece. I’d cry. Especially after you see all of the work that was done by its creator.
You can make your own blue box with the excellent tutorial below. This one looks easy enough for most bakers to complete.
We’ll be losing Matt Smith’s Eleven soon… *sniff* So, celebrate the little things that make him irresistible and have fun with fondant in the process.
If you have a little time, or a lot for those who have their own TARDIS, this fantastic cake looks easy enough to construct. Just don’t go crazy and declare yourself Davros with an army of cake daleks.
An exploding TARDIS and yellow gel everywhere.
Some inspiration if a cake is scheduled for Deletion at your party.
Sure, everyone wants a taste of Bo. (Though a Captain Jack cake would be just as tasty, I’m sure.)
Kind of hard to mess up a blob of white sugary, fatty goodness. Just don’t eat too much or a few of these guys may result…
You may also want to check out some equally cool, but smaller Doctor Who cupcakes.
As for me, I am concocting a Jammie Dodger and Bird’s custard dessert and will be chilling at home. For those in the U.S. who are going to watch the special live in theaters, I’ll raise my cuppa tea to you.
What are your plans to celebrate fifty years of Who?
It’s not everyday that you get to see cakes and chocolate creations that just make your stomach turn. Especially not for us who love sweets and can’t resist a bite (or two or three) of most any cake.
Annabel de Vetten has changed all that for me, and the chances are that you’re going to have a stomach of steel to not react viscerally to her creations. Annabel calls herself the Cake Conjurer and her “home”, the Conjurer’s Kitchen. Lest you think that her work focuses on fantastical elements, it’s more about people making her creations disappear as if by magic. That goes to show how one should not judge a cake by it’s design!
The Conjurer’s Kitchen has got a lot of cakes to show off, but here’s one recent creation that really, really creeps me out. Take a look at these life-sized chocolate baby heads. They were made for a client, and they’re solid white chocolate. ((Via Evil Cakehead))
The one time I think I’ll say no (emphatically) to chocolate. Any takers?
The Conjurer’s Kitchen also has something for anatomy students or enthusiasts.
I am neither. Impressive, this cake is as well. I just really wish the Conjurer didn’t make that eye so freaky!
Now add a bit of zombie touchwith the marshmallow brain. This would be a perfect dessert for next year’s Halloween party. ((There’s nothing wrong in thinking ahead. Way ahead.))
There are quite a few more anatomical cakes in the Conjurer’s repertoire, so I suggest taking a look at her gallery. And in case you’ve been turned off by the awesomely freaky pictures above – that is not my intention – you also ought to know that “real” cakes are made in the Kitchen!
Want a piece of that? Get in line!
Earlier this year, a life-size Stormtrooper cake made the Internet rounds. The guys who made that super cake, Oakleaf Cakes, are back with a vengeance. This time around, they pooled their resources together with DK Publishing so that they could present this astounding life-size Darth Vader cake.
Before you go all gaga over the creation (whether it’s because it’s a cake or it’s Darth Vader, you’re justified), it is worth noting that the Darth Vader cake was donated to the 501st Legion for their 15th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando, Florida. What cake could have been more apt?
The members of the Legion surely had a blast with their Darth Vader cake, but its creators also seem rather happy with their baby.
And, not to ruin your opinion of this bad@$$-looking cake, but this is the skeleton.
Who would have thought that that simple-looking structure can become something totally different?
Lest you think the Darth Vader cake is all about the looks, here is a testament to how good it tasted.
Darth Vader doesn’t look so fierce now, does he?
In case you’re wondering about the stats…
Weight: approx. 500 lbs
Height: 6′ 7″
Servings: approx. 600
As for the ingredients, it is no surprise that tons (figuratively, of course) of stuff went into the Darth Vader cake.
Yup. This Darth Vader is definitely on the sweet side with all that sugar!
Read more at the Oakleaf Cakes blog.
Here’s a close look at Alduin the World Eater dragon cake.
Look at the detail on those wings.
I started making it using photos I found on the internet. Later, when we purchased the set, I realized that my pretty birdy was getting way too big, almost twice the size of the statue. To make the whole thing proportional, I had to scale up the size of the cake itself. It was made of four 13″x18″ sheets of chocolate cake, soaked in strawberry syrup, and sandwiched with bittersweet strawberry ganache (5 lbs of chocolate). Alduin’s core is made of modeling chocolate. His scales, horns, and spikes are made from gum paste. The double-sided wings are half-and-half (fondant/gum paste). His eyes are Swarovsky crystals.
Swarovsky crystals, no less! I do love how they glow, don’t you? And if you look closely below, you will see an inscription on the stone. That’s dragonspeak for “Happy Birthday Tim”. It really doesn’t get much better than this for a little kid!