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..
I covered the "marrow" with white chocolate to create the bones.
Step 2: The Rat's Heads
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
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
I covered the rats bodies with rolled out fondant and blended it into the head
Step 4: Make the Arm Cake
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
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
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
The blood was made from clear cake decorating gel colored with gel food coloring.
Step 8: Rat's Tails
I made rat tails out of fondant and attached them with toothpicks.