Introduction: Severed Arm Cake

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First I sculpted the marrow of the bones out of sugar paste, or fondant
I made the marrow for the hand bones too, and then I let it harden.

Step 1: Make the Bones..

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I covered the "marrow" with white chocolate to create the bones.

Step 2: The Rat's Heads

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I sculped the rat's heads out of grey sugar paste and painted them with red gel
food coloring. The teeth were made from gum paste, which is like sugar paste

Step 3: The Rat's Bodies

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I baked two red velvet mini loaf cakes and carved them into the shape of the
rat's bodies. Then I frosted them with vanilla frosting tinted with red gel
food coloring.

I covered the rats bodies with rolled out fondant and blended it into the head

Step 4: Make the Arm Cake

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I baked a large red velvet cake and cut half into the shape of an arm.
I dug out a trench in the middle and layed the bones inside.
I filled the center with blended cherry pie filling so it would ooze out when
it was cut. after this photo, I placed another cake on top and carved it into
the arm shape.

Step 5: Cover With Fondant

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I rolled out skin colored fondant and placed it over the hand and arm.
I sculpted the finger "skin" around the bones.

Step 6: Fingernails

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I made ridged fingernails out of gum paste and lightly painted them with food
coloring to give them a dirty yellowed appearance.

Step 7: Blood

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The blood was made from clear cake decorating gel colored with gel food coloring.

Step 8: Rat's Tails

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I made rat tails out of fondant and attached them with toothpicks.


This is on par with anything coming out Hollywood! Really impressive. Great first Ible. I can't wait to see what else you come up with. I'm sure it will be shocking fantastic!

IamGutter (author)2014-12-07

Love how you "built up" the whole arm rather than just having a hunk of cake covered with fondant. Looked very real!

ajeweltoo (author)IamGutter2014-12-07

Thank you!

sabas1080 (author)2014-11-14

Excellent Work!!

ajeweltoo (author)sabas10802014-11-18


Thederpyninja (author)2014-11-14

Holy cow, this is horrifylingly amazing!

ajeweltoo (author)Thederpyninja2014-11-18

Thank you!

siliconghost (author)2014-11-15

Wow, love the detail you into account with the bones and all!

ajeweltoo (author)siliconghost2014-11-18

Thank you!

Gothic kitty juice (author)2014-11-15

So awesome!!!!!!!!!!!


peppypickle (author)2014-10-31

So creepy! But SO GOOD! well done! I'm so impressed you made those rats out of fondant!

ajeweltoo (author)peppypickle2014-10-31

Thank you! They were actually easier that they look! :)

kipp14 (author)ajeweltoo2014-11-04

Could you put the ingredient list for every thing you used for the frosting and fondant. Thanks

ajeweltoo (author)kipp142014-11-04

I just used boxed red velvet cake mix, and canned vanilla frosting that I tinted with red gel food coloring. I also used Wilton fondant and wilton clear piping gel that I tinted with the red gel food color. For the blood inside the bones, I blended frozen mixed berries and strained out the seeds :)

SparkySolar (author)2014-11-02

so creepy. Enter it in contests

ajeweltoo (author)SparkySolar2014-11-04


jkimball (author)2014-11-02

You should enter this in the "first time author" contest too.

ajeweltoo (author)jkimball2014-11-02

Thank you! I will :)

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