Sugar skulls and alien cookies: The wonders of horror-themed baking

Posted: July 17, 2014 in Random silliness
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What’s the connection between horror and baked goods, you might ask? I don’t know – all I know is that, even when you leave out Halloween celebrations, there are a lot of creative cooks out there crafting elaborate (and presumably delicious) edible horror artifacts. I did learn one interesting new piece of trivia in the course of my online research; iconic horror actor Vincent Price was born into wealth courtesy of his paternal grandfather, who invented the first cream of tartar baking powder. So there’s that.

Here for your delectation is a selection of articles and posts to whet your appetite. First up, the one that inspired this blog post: Christine McConnell. A.k.a. the woman I would want to be if I couldn’t be me.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell/domestic-goddess-makes-sinister-sweets

A little history on the origins of the sugar skull, where I learned that sugar can be a good sculpting material for poor, pious and artistically talented.

http://www.mexicansugarskull.com/support/dodhistory.html

Shut up and take my money!

http://drfudgenstein.com/

I love sugar, but I can barely stand to look at these, let alone try to eat them if I was left alone with one.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/29116/10-bloody-gory-and-delectably-evil-horror-themed-cakes

Just a simple fangirl, combining two of her favourite things (much like what I’m doing, except without getting my kitchen dirty).

http://hauntedmeg.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/true-blood-inspired-cookies/

Apparently, zombie-themed wedding cakes are a Thing. Do we have AMC’s The Walking Dead to thank for this?

http://www.whokilledbambi.co.uk/2012/01/zombie-themed-wedding-cakes/

 

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