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For the zombie genre lovers: Creating a realistic zombie mouth cupcake for Halloween, using fondant and food coloring.

Step 1: Preparations: Coloring the fondant

Make a basic cupcake with your chosen flavor, (mine are vanilla cupcake).

For the topper, you'll need to color your fondant (I used Wilton) as follows: for the skin tissue- use small drop of Ivory gel paste food coloring with a tiny drop of rose. for the gums- use a drop of rose with a tiny drop of red for the teeth- use a drop of Ivory.

My daughter and I made some for the premiere of The Walking Dead. I think they turned out Awesome!
<p>GREAT job!!!!! It looks like you had lots of fun!</p>
<p>I feel a bit stupid not figuring it out myself but... how much fondant do I use for the teeth, gums, and flesh? The images are great, but there is no frame of reference to know how big each ball is. I see others made great batches, but I don't get how they figured out how much to use.</p>
Is it Ok if kids can eat them<br>
Sure! Why not?
<p>These cupcakes were so much fun to make. Thank you for the awesome Instructable! Taking them to a watching party for The Walking Dead tonight! I hope they are a hit! Thank you so much Sam!!!</p>
Great job!!! It looks awesome!!! I'm sure they will be a hit!<br>and thank you for your kind feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed my instructable :)<br>
<p>cool</p>
<p>Well done</p>
<p>Congrats on winning :) This is the first time that I've placed (not runner up) :)</p>
<p>and congrats to you too!!!!</p>
Thank you very much!!!
<p>congrats on the win! :)</p>
Thank you very much :)
I made this for a bake-off at work and decided to make an entire matching face! Great instructions, I did make Red Velvet as a base and jumbo size cupcakes for more 1:1 scale. The fondant does get a bit too much quickly, which is kind of overpowering a nice base and the thick, partly dried fondant can be quite tough to eat. Might be nicer with softer marsipan but would be nearly impossible to sculpt this way of course!
loved these, unfortunately making my own turned into a bit of a rush job and I didn't have time to leave anything to dry, hence the teeth aren't shaped as well as they could be. Still, I think they turned out okay...this could quite easily be changed into a zombie brain bursting cake topper, maybe next year
<p>I think it totally reflects the theme, and it looks like a cool and fun Halloween party food! a zombie mouth is not a delightful sight in general, so the imperfections are totally forgiven :) </p><p>nice job!</p>
<p>I want to give this a try, but can someone be more specific about the blood combination? Vodka? Can we use something else instead? Lemon extract. What's the mixture and where can I find the dyes? Any help would be appreciated because this looks awesome... also where can I find the tool?</p>
So, the vodka is used as a thiner, since the gel paste food color is too thick and to concentrated to be used as is. You can easily replaced it with grain alcohol such as Everclear or lemon extract which you can easily find in most supermarkets in the Baking aisle, near the vanilla extract etc.<br>I prefer working with vodka because the alcohol evaporates pretty fast compared to the lemon extract, so it dries faster.<br>Wilton gel paste food coloring are available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0000CFN0Y/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1445087389&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=SY200_QL40&amp;keywords=wilton+gel+food+coloring&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=51httCEYa1L&amp;ref=plSrch<br>But other brands can work as well. <br>
the Dresden tool is part of a sugarcraft set, you can also get on Amazon:<br>http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00DW4U8T4/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?qid=1445088384&amp;sr=8-4&amp;pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&amp;keywords=sugarcraft+tools&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=41OxugC843L&amp;ref=plSrch<br>Or cheaper on EBay:<br>http://m.ebay.com/itm/8pcs-Fondant-Cake-Decorating-Sugarcraft-Paste-Flower-Modelling-Tools-Set-Kit-/262050728761?nav=SEARCH<br>But to be honest, you can even use a kids clay tool set, to do the job, it looks like this:<br>http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0019N9ZNU/ref=mp_s_a_1_32?qid=1445088706&amp;sr=8-32&amp;pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&amp;keywords=kids+sculpting+kit&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=41RBkqs-GUL&amp;ref=plSrch
<p>Loved it!! :D</p>
Well done!<br>Have you eat it already? ;)
<p>haha not yet Semadar... it feels... weird to eat it...(and not because it's amazing, lol)</p>
<p>Great job!!! Did you use the dresden tool or something else?</p>
Yes, I used the Dresden tool to carve the canals and the dents. And thank you for the compliment:)
<p>You have my vote. I want to make these but doubt I have your artistic ability. Amazing!!</p>
Oh, you should try! The whole beauty about making a zombie is that it doesn't have to be accurate, if you're watching The Walking Dead you might notice that some of them actually lost their bottom jaws so they won't bite... You can really play with that :)
Yuck, even though I'm a zombie genre fan, but this one still gives me the chill.. This cupcake deserves more votes..<br>Voted! :D
<p>Thank you very much for voting :)</p>
<p>better than dirt cake</p>
<p>thanks! </p><p>I have an idea for you: you can combine both and create the zombie mouth pooping out of the dirt cake! what do you think?</p>
<p>Or even just having the zombie mouth popping out of the dirt cake? :-} Right? Is it just me? The phrasing really makes a difference for my thinker. </p>
yeah a whole grave yard cake gummy worms, zombie mouths and hands and edible tombstones, c'mon it's Halloween let's cut loose a little.
<p>what ever makes you happy!</p>
<p>Thank you! This is such a fun and creepy DIY!</p>
<p>This is so gross yet, so awesome! Even just the plain gums with teeth creeped me out. Incredible imagination. Voted.</p>
<p>Thank you so much!!!! keep me in mind when voting starts ;)</p>
<p>This is AWESOME!!!!!! If i could i would have vote hundred times!</p>
<p>Thank you so much for your vote and kind words!</p>
<p>Wow...just wow...<br><br>You have my vote in the Halloween Food contest! This is phenomenal! </p>
<p>Wow!!! Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement!</p>
omg it's really creepy and realastic!!! wonder if i can eat it ?! awesome job! got my vote!
<p>Thank you so much for your kind words and vote! :)</p>
<p>These are AWESOME!!!! I am going to a Halloween evening with horror movie screening this is the perfect snack! Thanks for this fantastic instructable! :)</p>
<p>Thank you!!! ;)</p><p>I'm so excited you've decided to make those! please post photos of your creations! I'd love to see!</p>
I will.. ... can't wait to see your site ... <br>Put pressure on the Husband! haha ;) <br>(I am exactly the same! I get in trouble by my wife for my late web support on her site!! lol)
<p>Really creepy! But cool-creepy! :)</p>
<p>Thank you :)</p>
<p>this is fab a gruesome work of edible art well done you and thanks for sharing this would make any party one to remember big love </p>

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