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Walking Dead Zombie Cake

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This is a zombie cake I made based on a zombie/walker from AMC's The Walking Dead. I modeled it after one of Greg Nicotero's walker cameos. It is all cake, covered in fondant and hand painted.
 
I used 4 box cake mixes, altered using this WASC recipe:
 
White Almond Sour Cream (WASC) Cake
 
Dry Ingredients:
1 box mix
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/8 tsp salt


Wet Ingredients:
1 cup sour cream
1 cup water
3 large eggs
1 tbsp flavoring extract
 
Pre-heat oven to 300.
 
Thoroughly mix dry ingredients in large bowl. In large mixer bowl combine wet ingredients. Put 1/2 of the dry mixture into the mixer bowl with the wet ingredients and mix on medium until all ingredients in bowl are wet (will still be a little lumpy.) I use the whisk beater on the mixer. Then add in the rest of the dry mix and mix on medium-high until well mixed and no lumps, about 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl once or twice. Pour into prepared pans. I like to brush my pans with a mixture of equal parts shortening, canola oil and flour.
 
Bake at 300 for 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the cake, then turn the oven up to 325 and bake for an equal amount of time.
 
I made two 9"x13" cakes and four 8" round cakes.
 
I used homemade marshmallow fondant using Elizabeth Marek's recipe, which can be found here:
http://artisancakecompany.com/2012/11/the-best-marshmallow-fondant-recipe-ever/
 
 
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AmyNicole5 months ago
That is amazing!
macncheeseguy6 months ago
The walking dead is a great show well my favorite show. I'm 12 and love baking and making sweets but there is no way I could ever do that great of a job on a cake
wrynk7 months ago

I fall . I try making this didn't look right. but the cake was good. lol

jprosenblum8 months ago

I am 14 and dream of one day being a baker or pastry chef. You have amazing skills and I dream of one day being as talented as you. You inspire me to learn more and more, so I just wanted to thank you for doing this.

juliamay8 months ago
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tchitwood (author)  juliamay8 months ago
Thank you! :)

this is amazing

tchitwood (author)  elizakwiatkowska8 months ago
Thank you so much! :)
piscesmoon769 months ago
Wow!
dorothy79 months ago
this is fantastic
tchitwood (author)  dorothy79 months ago
Thank you so much! :)
ireneamea9 months ago
so cool!
tchitwood (author)  ireneamea9 months ago
Thank you! :)
kimbutterfly9 months ago
awesome
tchitwood (author)  kimbutterfly9 months ago
Thank you! :)
No way! This is a truly awesome cake!
tchitwood (author)  interestedturtle10 months ago
Thank you! It was mighty delicious too. :)
amygrren10 months ago
amazing :)
tchitwood (author)  amygrren10 months ago
Thank you so much!!! :)
andyforrest10 months ago
crazy! great :)
tchitwood (author)  andyforrest10 months ago
Thank you!! :)
canucksgirl11 months ago
Great job. I love The Walking Dead.
tchitwood (author)  canucksgirl11 months ago
Thank you! :)
crazyscottnb11 months ago
OMG that is amazing if somone was to reveal that at my birthday I would flip!
tchitwood (author)  crazyscottnb11 months ago
Thank you! :) It was sitting in the refrigerator all week so was a nice sight upon opening the door every time. Brought it to a friends gathering and we ate his cake brains. :)
Laynie11 months ago
Your cakes are amazing!!
tchitwood (author)  Laynie11 months ago
Thank you so much! :)
binchen517711 months ago
Great Job.... My Family Lobes Four toturial also . You are an Artist . Hard to get this stuff here in Germany to Build a cake like that
tchitwood (author)  binchen517711 months ago
Thank you! :)
muskyhusky2511 months ago
If you can reply to me as we'll, that would be nice
tchitwood (author)  muskyhusky2511 months ago
:)
muskyhusky2511 months ago
Ew. Zombie. I hate the walking dead. But u know what? You did a great job, and your sculpting skills are amazing. Keep on working with it. By the way, I have a request. If you could make an amy rose cake full body, and send it to me, that would be amazing. Thanks!
tchitwood (author)  muskyhusky2511 months ago
Thank you so much! An Amy Rose cake would be fun to make for sure. :)
milkdud5511 months ago
It made me jump when i saw it, great job!
tchitwood (author)  milkdud5511 months ago
Thank you!! :)
spunk11 months ago
I envy your sculpting skills. This is a piece of art!
tchitwood (author)  spunk11 months ago
Thank you!!! :) One day I'm going to try my hand at making masks and face pieces, like on SyFy's show, Face Off.
EricHi11 months ago
Fabulous artwork - your talented for sure.
tchitwood (author)  EricHi11 months ago
Thank you so much! :)
ann33311 months ago
Amazing! When I saw it I thought I'll make this for my dtr bday (she loves walking dead). But it's way above my skill level. Awesome job.
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