Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays of the year. In fact, I’ve already attended a few parties, dressed up in my spooky finest, and decorated enough pumpkin cookies to feed an army! (I may have eaten enough of them too- but I digress). As a cake artist, nothing quite says “HALLOWEEN is here” like the unveiling of the incredible, sugar spooks collaboration. Back with their fourth incarnation, this group of horror-obsessed sugar nerds, led by Avalon Yarnes, have pulled out all the stops to give you a “sweet-tacular” fright. Here’s a run-down of some of our favorites.
Cake Revol created this tongue-in-cheek, Hothell. The cake is actually an e-motion cake, with the flames fully animated- you have to check out the video here to full appreciate the workmanship of this awesome design.
Thersa Taubrich of Crazy Sweets by Theresa Taubrich created this fully edible, Pinhead bunny cake. This cake is both adorably cute and horrifyingly scary all at the same time.
Sculpted with amazing realism this sugar-art piece by Jenny Kennedy of Jenny’s Haute Cakes captured the “brooding” and almost demonic expression of Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd. The sleeves are actually wafer paper!!
Collaboration organizer Avalon Yarnes brings back her infamous Popeye cake to create this blackly-comic cake collection. Avalon crafted Popeyes’ long-time love, Olive Oyl and, of course, the scene wouldn’t be complete without Bluto (in severed head form).
Liz Marek of Sugar Geek Show created this beautiful, whimsical, and slightly unnerving Squid Contessa Sugar Sculpture. We especially love her Madussa-esque tentacles.
Bringing the “creep factor” is this nauseatingly-brilliant and realistic ‘fresh meat’ burger cake by Joyce Marcellus of the Toxic Sweets Shop. We can’t believe just how stunningly realistic and gross this burger cake is.
Last but by no means least is this frightful Wednesday Adams cake. Sculpted by the very talented Carla Puig the cake features a bloodied Thing, resting on the shoulder of a rather battered Wednesday. We particularly love the intricate patterning of her dress and the porcelain quality of her skin.