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I Made A Skull Cake And Brought It To Work To Scare My Coworkers
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I Made A Skull Cake And Brought It To Work To Scare My Coworkers

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For me, Halloween is 365 days a year, so when I found a 1:1 silicone skull mold, I knew I had to make a skull cake out of it.

And since I can’t eat the whole thing by myself, I took it to work…

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A chocolate skull cake that I made

I made it to see if the new skull mold I bought was worth what I paid for it. I’d say yes. And then I got carried away…

It takes approximately 3 bags of white candy melts to make the skull. I melt them down using a fondue pot

To make sure I have a good thick layer for my base, I always start by first filling the base and letting it cool

I do the same thing to the top half of the mold as well. Once the first layer in both the top and bottom of the mold has solidified, I pour in more chocolate. I assemble both halves of the mold and strap it together. Time to start rotating it. In order to get a consistent layer of chocolate on all parts of the mold and to seal the two sides together, I spend the next two hours rotating the mold around and around 360 degrees, flipping it every 2 minutes. It’s tedious, but the results are worth it. By the way, I found this mold on Ebay. It’s 100% food safe silicone and is life sized.

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If you’ve done it right, you will have a completed skull made out of white chocolate 2 hours later

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I used a skewer to carve in some symbols and a mixture of vodka and cocoa powder to give it a dirty, worn, realistic look.

I set the skull down on top of the cake I made, gently pressing it into the top

This lets me know where I need to carve it down so the skull sits the way I want it to.

I cut out spots in the cake where I want the skull to sit lower. Time to cover it in frosting

LOTS OF FROSTING

I smooth on the frosting and grind up some chocolate cookies to make my “dirt.”

To make the moss, I grind up plain Nilla wafers until they’re nothing more than crumbs

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Once they’re nothing more than crumbs, I add in enough green food coloring to get them to the color I like

I have a terrarium (terror-arium) I made that I really liked and decided to use as inspiration for my cake

Using it as a reference, I start assembling my final cake. I sprinkle crumbled chocolate cookies on top of the frosting to simulate dirt.

Once I’m happy with how the skull looks on the dirt, I sprinkle the green Nilla wafer crumbs down on it

I also tucked a few green silk leaves onto the cake to see how it looked. I’m pretty happy with it so far, but it needs more color. Then I go over the skull with my airbrush, adding darker green, yellow and black food coloring to add depth and make it look more aged and worn.

The cake is finished! I replace the silk leaves with edible mint

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Cutting into the skull

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Mmmm…

Bone Appetite!

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Lara B.
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! It looks so realistic! I'm seriously impressed by this cake. When you look at it for the first time, you would never think that it's completely edible. Super well done!!!

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Daria B
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The cake is not what would frighten ME! It's the delusional emptiness inside.... ♥

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Lara B.
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! It looks so realistic! I'm seriously impressed by this cake. When you look at it for the first time, you would never think that it's completely edible. Super well done!!!

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Daria B
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The cake is not what would frighten ME! It's the delusional emptiness inside.... ♥

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