Zombie Mouth Cupcake

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About: Hi, I'm Sam, I'm an architect in my formal profession, but I always held a passion for cooking and baking, Recently, I've started cake decorating, COOKIEDough is my passion, my website is www.cookiedoughshop...

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.

Step 2: Preparing a Base to the Cupcake Topper

We will start with the base

of the topper, roll the skin tissue fondant about 1/8 inches thick, and by using a round cookie cutter about the same size of your top surface of your cupcake, cut a circle and place it on top of a cup or a small bowl to support the topper while working and give it the shape of a dome.

Step 3: Shaping the Gums

To shape the gums, create two

small snakes of the "gum fondant", flat them a little, and by using a "Dresden tool", create the cavities for the teeth and make the dents between every tooth.

Attach to the circle base by using a wet brush. (the pre-made cavities should face one another).

Step 4: Shaping the Teeth

Make the teeth- shape small

pieces of ivory fondant to the shape of teeth, including their roots, let them dry for about an hour. you may use tylose powder or CMC to make them sturdier. when they are firm, take each tooth and push it to it's designated cavity in the gums we've made earlier. make sure to apply it by using a wet brush to stick the root to it's place. You may skip one or two, to make the impression the zombie had lost a tooth...

Step 5: Shaping the Skin Tissue

Now, take the leftover "skin

tissue" fondant and roll it really thin. break it to little pieces and apply around the gums, creating effect a ripped skin around the gums. it doesn't have to be accurate.

Let dry completely before coloring.

Step 6: Coloring & Creating Realism Impression

To finish the realistic effect,

we will create:

fresh blood finish: mix red coloring gel with drops of vodka of lemon extract dried blood- mix red with a drop of royal blue and add drops of vodka/lemon extract. using a brush, apply the "fresh blood" color mix around the torn skin tissue, apply the "dried blood" color mix around the gums, especially where the gums meet the skin tissue. and around the teeth contour, and the dents, to give it a more 3D impression. Let it dry, and assemble the cupcake topper on top of the frosting of your cupcake.

Step 7: Enjoy!

My hubby did... :)

Halloween Food Contest 2015

Grand Prize in the
Halloween Food Contest 2015

5 People Made This Project!

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Barb C

2 years ago

My daughter and I made some for the premiere of The Walking Dead. I think they turned out Awesome!

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SemadarGBarb C

Reply 2 years ago

GREAT job!!!!! It looks like you had lots of fun!

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snowf7SemadarG

Reply 2 months ago

I would love to give you my vote for the contest, but did not see this entry there.

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snowf7Barb C

Reply 2 months ago

I really like the way you added lips. They are truly hideous. Great job!

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Swansong

1 year ago

Those almost made me flinch away, they're terrifying! Great work ^.^

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DesireeG3

2 years ago

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.

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djo4

2 years ago

Is it Ok if kids can eat them

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BaileyB3

3 years ago

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?

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SemadarGBaileyB3

Reply 3 years ago

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.
I prefer working with vodka because the alcohol evaporates pretty fast compared to the lemon extract, so it dries faster.
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&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=wilton+gel+food+coloring&dpPl=1&dpID=51httCEYa1L&ref=plSrch
But other brands can work as well.

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SemadarGSemadarG

Reply 3 years ago

the Dresden tool is part of a sugarcraft set, you can also get on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00DW4U8T4/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?qid=1445088384&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=sugarcraft+tools&dpPl=1&dpID=41OxugC843L&ref=plSrch
Or cheaper on EBay:
http://m.ebay.com/itm/8pcs-Fondant-Cake-Decorating-Sugarcraft-Paste-Flower-Modelling-Tools-Set-Kit-/262050728761?nav=SEARCH
But to be honest, you can even use a kids clay tool set, to do the job, it looks like this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0019N9ZNU/ref=mp_s_a_1_32?qid=1445088706&sr=8-32&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=kids+sculpting+kit&dpPl=1&dpID=41RBkqs-GUL&ref=plSrch

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amethystwrist

3 years ago

You have my vote. I want to make these but doubt I have your artistic ability. Amazing!!