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« on: October 15, 2008 07:44:41 PM »

I have this thing for birthday cakes.  I am determined to keep people guessing and make sure that the birthday boy or girl is thrilled beyond words.  A friend of mine (who is an exterminator) asked for a rat cake.  He wanted it red inside like the cake on Steel Magnolias.  I had been playing around with a way to make blood ooze out of a cake when you cut it open, perfect timing, huh?  Here is the result!



I made it with two Sara Lee Poundcakes because my air conditioning was broken and I was not about to turn the oven on.  The legs and head are Rice Krispie Treats that I smushed together and molded into shape.  The outside is covered in black frosting textured with the back of a fork, and all the pink is tinted fondant.  Inside, I made a well in the bottom layer and lined it with frosting to keep the blood (dyed corn syrup) from soaking into the cake.  I frosted the bottom of the top layer to keep the blood in it's place also.

I have tried this with regular cake, but it's too fragile to stand up to the blood.  Pound cakes work best.

If you would like to see a video of it being cut open, and get a better look at the inside, here's the YouTube link.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdjEy5X4uZk
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008 07:54:34 PM »

that is amazing.

bloody rat cake.
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008 07:57:08 PM »

That is so cool! This totally rocks!
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008 07:59:40 PM »

EWWWWWW!!!!!! (in the best way  Cheesy)
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008 08:33:25 PM »

I couldn't decide whether to say 'AHHH!!' or 'EWW!'.
Regardless, that is one awesome cake!
I immediately thought of Steel Magnolia's when I saw it.
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2008 08:41:06 PM »

That's disgusting.  I LOVE IT!   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2008 04:10:09 AM »

That is so gross - great work! Have any of your cakes made it onto the cakewrecks blogspot?
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2008 05:10:39 AM »

OMG the video is simply awesome
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2008 07:50:17 AM »

Thanks so much!  I thought it would be the perfect time to share since Halloween is coming up!

That is so gross - great work! Have any of your cakes made it onto the cakewrecks blogspot?

No, I don't think I've ever seen that, but I'm almost positive I would love it!  Google, here I come!
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2008 06:57:10 PM »

SOOOOOO frickin' cool!!! 
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