Pears are the perfect shape for a skull. Smear some white chocolate on it and draw on some milk chocolate features and you've got a zombie head.
(I just started reading this blog and it's already a favourite. This is my first instructable, though.)
Step 1: Prepare Your Pear
Remove the pear's stem and skewer the pear with a stick. I used dollar store wooden skewers. I got as close to all the way in as I could without going all the way through - the further in the stick the more support the pear will have.
Stick the pear-on-a-stick into something to hold it upright and steady. I used styrofoam from a box my TV came in that I was saving in case I move (I figure I can use the styrofoam even after - it'll just be a bit pierced). The pears do get heavy so make sure whatever you use can properly support the pears-on-a-stick.
Step 2: Melt the White Chocolate
Fill a small bowl from a set of glass mixing bowls with hot tap water (you can boil the water but really hot tap water is good enough).
Float a small glass serving bowl in the mixing bowl and fill it with white chocolate chips. I used about a half cup for two pears.
Using the bottom of a metal teaspoon, stir and muddle the chocolate chips until melted and creamy. Be careful not to get any water into the chocolate, though. I'm not a chocolate expert but I do know that's a big no-no.
Step 3: Ice the Pear
Using the metal spoon, smear the white chocolate all over the pear. I tried a few methods. Smear it around the pear. Smear the pear from top to bottom. Smearing all the way around the pear in one cycle, sort of like icing a cake, kept it as smooth as possible. You don't want to fiddle with it too much, though, or it gets stickier and stickier. Again, I'm not too experienced with chocolate so there may be a better way to apply chocolate to a pear than smearing it on with a spoon. But I like the look.
Let the pear stand. I let the pear stand for about an hour (but only that long because I was watching a TV show).
Step 4: Decorate the Pear
Try out a few faces on paper. I am not blessed with any sort of drawing talent so this was a must for me. I also googled 'zombie cartoon faces' to get some ideas.
Draw your zombie face on the pear. I used a toothpick for this. I also found twirling the toothpick in the melted chocolate helped a lot to keep it from dripping too much. It also helps to go slow - let lines harden before intersecting with new lines.
Step 5: Eat the Pear!
Eat the pear. This is necessary. Enjoy!