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Gruesome Grinning Cupcakes

These Spooky Mini Cakes Feature a Realistic Zombie Mouth Edible Design

— October 8, 2015 — Lifestyle
For bakers looking to take things to the next level there are these zombie mouth cupcake designs that turn a series of mini cakes into hyper realistic looking gruesome grins. The cupcakes are so realistic looking and detailed that you might have to do a double take to actually see that they are made out of decorative fondant.

The cupcake decorating begins with creating realistic shades of flesh using food coloring and fondant. A shade needs to be selected for the skin, gums and teeth. Then tiny teeth are rolled from the fondant and fitted into realistic looking gums topped with peeling fondant skin to replicate decaying flesh. Using red food coloring gory blood detailing is added to the teeth, skin and gums/
Trend Themes
1. Realistic Decorative Fondant - Creating hyper-realistic cake designs using fondant could revolutionize the pastry industry.
2. Edible Designs - As more and more people seek unique experiences, the edible design industry will continue to grow.
3. Zombie-themed Desserts - Capitalizing on the popularity of zombies and the Halloween season could be a disruptive innovation opportunity in the baked goods industry.
Industry Implications
1. Pastry - Pastry chefs and bakers can utilize realistic fondant designs as a way to differentiate their products from competitors.
2. Event Planning - Event planners could incorporate unique and creative edible designs, like zombie-themed desserts, to make their events stand out.
3. Holiday Seasonal Sales - Seasonal sales could increase if businesses offer creative and unique products, like these zombie-themed cupcakes, during the Halloween season.
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