Zombie Rolo Chocolate cake

Zombie Rolo Chocolate cake

I don’t usually do cakes in the week because I am at the studio, but I love being contacted by honeys planning surprise cakes for their friends.

I always ask for adjectives so that I can plan their spirit animal equivalent in cake form and make their days!

For this creepy (but delicious) little piece of cakedom I was asked to make a birthday munchie for a 
– Rolo-loving
– chocoholic
– who loves playing ‘The Last of Us’ (zombie) playstation game
 
Enter: “The Golden Hand of Us!”
 
Dark chocolate mud cake, vanilla Italian Buttercream, dark chocolate drip ganache with vanilla cookie zombie hand and golden candy zombie disease.

I hoped to make something a little creepy but not too gory. After all, I still wanted people to actually want to sink his teeth into it. I  had made these finger cookies for Halloween last year but wanted them to look like they were curling out of the cake so I baked them over a buttered upside-down bundt cake dish. It worked really well! The nails are almonds and I dipped the edges in red dye to make them look super zombie-esque. It was also my first time making drip ganache glaze, I learnt a lot and know what consistency is best for next time.

finger cookies dough

cookies

cookies cooked

cookies cooked wire

cookies cooked cool

frd

crumb coat

crumb coat close up

crumb coat 2

frost

cake and ganache

ganache

jug drip

ganache top

drip face

cookie fingers in cake close up

cookie decorate cake

boxing detail

zombie cake done

boxing up

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2 Responses to Zombie Rolo Chocolate cake

  1. Bene Katabua 10th May 2016 at 12:16 pm #

    My word, this was quite the masterpiece! I absolutely love how elegant the zombie cake looks. It really could have gone left, but you executed it so well. Gorgeous!

    • Alice 13th May 2016 at 10:27 am #

      Thanks so much Bene! I know, a zombie cake could have quickly gone ” all strawberry jam blood” very quickly and I don’t think that would have been appetizing at all! Hence, the gold zombie choc “disease instead” 😉 Gold fixes everything always !

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