Tuesday, October 26, 2010

“A Zombie Ate My Cupcake” - Lily Vanilli (Author), Paul Parker (Contributor)

Just spent my lunch hour at Barnes & Noble checking out all the Halloween books and stuff, and spotted this one near the food section. Fun little book with some cool ideas for your party this year, or any time you feel like a creepy snack!


This book features killer cupcakes that taste bloody good! After being banished for so long to the land of the pretty and identical, the domestic and the twee, cupcakes are biting back. Here, Lily Vanilli shows how you can take inspiration from anywhere – insects, roadkill, zombies – and recreate it in cake, but always with a delicious result. This book is an introduction to making cakes that look weird, ugly and even grotesque – but that taste divine! There are amazing materials for making edible sculptures and hundreds of things you can do with natural ingredients. Give guests a shock with revoltingly realistic Marzipan Beetles, or add a crunch to your desserts with Morbid Meringue Bones, dipped in raspberry blood sauce. Try out a black cherry Dracula’s Bite red velvet cupcake with cream cheese, eat your way through heavenly Fallen Angel Cakes or go for indulgent and truly dark chocolate Devil’s Delight Cupcakes. If Ozzy Osbourne made cupcakes, these are the ones he’d want to eat.

Check it out!


  1. I'd love a copy of that. Pass the cake!

  2. Ooo. I've said it before and I'll say it again: best collection of "creepy cupcakes" I've ever seen all in one place!

    This is a must-buy for the ideas alone!