Last month Terror Time did an story on the 10 best scary cakes we could find. Well, Our readers let us know we were only scratching the surface. Here’s 25 more that are quite possibly even more scary then out last selections. Number 14 by Natalie Sideserf is our only repeat offender. They all look bloody amazing. Dig in!
1. Lily Vanilli, London
2. Blissfully Sweet Cakes, in Putney, Sydney
Jacki Fanto from Blissfully Sweet tells Buzzfeed, “I find inspiration from fabric, art, tattoos, nature. Anywhere really. I enjoy the process of seeing how these inspirations can be turned into sweet art.”
3. Tattooed Bakers, London
More of the Tattooed Bakers’ work here.
5. All Mine Patisserie, based near Leeds
More of All Mine Patisserie’s work here.
7. Nevie-Pie Cakes, Hertfordshire
More gory creations from Nevie-Pie Cakes here.
8. Conjurer’s Kitchen, Birmingham
Annabel de Vetten from Conjurer’s Kitchen says: “I think people are fascinated by edible artwork because it can’t keep forever and that adds a sense of mystery. Some customers have kept their cakes, but even if they’re not consumed they have a limited lifespan.”
“I know my cakes aren’t for everyone, but that’s OK, I don’t want everyone to like them,” adds Annabel. “I feel it makes the cakes/chocolates and the people who buy them less unique.”
To make her cakes’ blood look realistic Annabel uses golden syrup with cocoa and food coloring, and sometimes a red wine reduction when it’s available.
14. Sideserf Cake Studio, Austin, Texas
Natalie from Sideserf Cake Studio gets reference for her creations from hyper-realistic fine art sculptures by the likes of Ron Mueck and Evan Penny. When she makes her gory cakes she looks to special FX make-up artists for inspiration.
When asked what her favourite cake to make was, Natalie says, “Anything with a face. I really enjoy the challenge of sculpting edible facial features and trying to replicate them best I can.”
17. Totally Sugar, southwest London
More of Totally Sugar’s work here.
18. Sweet As Sugar, Surrey
Laura Miller from Sweet as Sugar finds inspiration from paintings and sculptures and things she sees from day to day.
Laura, like most of the bakers, is more than happy to see her work be eaten: “It’s a feeling of satisfaction, it’s actually worse when people want to keep the cake and not cut them.”
This cake, titled “The Zombie Mermaid”, is Laura’s favourite out of the ones she has made so far. She loved the process of carving away at the “flesh” and using different colours to make the skin tones.
21. Rozie Powell, cake decorator for The Tattooed Bakers
Cake maker Rozie Powell finds most of her inspiration through the movies and television shows she watches. Being a trained model maker for productions, she became obsessed with making her cakes extremely lifelike.
“My favourite cake to make was the big toothy maw (mouth of the Kraken),” she says. “I love a good optical illusion. When I was making the teeth, getting smaller and smaller, it was very exciting to see it all come together and look down into it.”
22. Choccywoccydoodah, London
Choccywoccydoodah offer these chocolate skulls in London and Brighton.
23. Twisted Fondant, Winchester, Hampshire
Sarah Sibley of Twisted Fondant said: “People always ask me about the Mango Fly Larvae Removal Cupcakes since they went viral a couple of years ago, but people never seem to actually eat them! Generally by the time they’ve removed the maggot, squeezed the pus out, they decide they’re way too grossed out to eat it! It’s such a shame because the mango pus is actually delicious!
“Once I have an idea I usually use Google to find photos as reference to work from. If anyone ever saw my internet history they would think I have serious issues!”
24. Caking It, Beckenham, south London
Kate Haigh says she uses a lot of chocolate in her cakes. Most of the outsides of the casts are hand-painted white chocolate while the interiors are made with things like ganache cake, various mousses, and caramels.
So, any inspired idea’s for your next party? Share your pics and we’ll post them!