Undead, yet edible. That is how the Zombie Cupcake rolls.
I was inspired by some dead fondant, to create this monstrosity Okay, maybe I did it because I have zombies on the brain...haha, pun unintended.
What you see in front of you is: a cupcake, fondant, sprinkles, some airbrushing and gel color. And piping gel as food glue!
Step 1: Needs
gel color - red
green toothpick or natural plus green color, OR a real cherry stem
paintbrush - for food only
foil/scratchy toothpick for texture
Step 2: Fondant Cap
Form your fondant into a thick snake, then curl it up on top of your cupcake. I started to form mine onto a ball of foil, covered with a cupcake wrapper because the real cupcake wouldn't be able to handle the pressure lol. :) Don't make it perfect because...it's going to die anyways.
Step 3: Time to kill it!
Okay, I actually took a bite out of the fondant to create the bite mark. If you're making these for people other than yourself, you may need to practice better zombie hygiene. Once the fondant was spit out of my mouth, I pinched up the edges to make it look like loose/broken flesh and I textured the inside of the wound. To do that, I split a skewer and used the crappy rough edge to poke around. Then for the whole icing texture, I wadded up a piece of foil and stamped it all over the place to age the "icing".