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How To Make A Red Velvet Brain Cake For Halloween

Ewww! Gross! These are not usually the reactions I’m going for when I bake one of my novelty cakes. But when it comes to my zombielicious Brain Cake, it’s music to my ears!

I’ve been baking for 18 years, and my YouTube show “How To Cake It” lets me unleash my passion for cake decorating in a whole new way. I’m working my way through my caking bucket list. All the cakes I’ve always wanted to make but never had the opportunity. If I can make someone say, “Is that a CAKE?!”, I know I’ve done my job 🙂

My Brain Cake episode was inspired by The Walking Dead premiere this week. Why should humans have all the fun? Zombies deserve a premiere celebration too! I whipped them up a blood red velvet Brain Cake with ropes of brainy fondant and oozing with seedless raspberry jam.

Carve your deep red velvet cake into a brain shape

Shower it in simple syrup. Gotta keep that brain fresh and moist!

Roll your fondant into ropes, and twizzle it into brain tissue. Yes, twizzle is the technical term

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Cover your Brain Cake in raspberry jam. Get in all the nooks and crannies. Don’t be afraid to splatter

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Invite your undead friends over for a feast

Bonus points if you eat your Brain Cake with your hands. Zombies aren’t so good with forks!


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