If you’re new to the blog you may not know I have a cake business Handmade Queen of Cakes. My lovely sister now does about 80% of the cakes as blogging becomes more & more my career.

As it’s coming up to Halloween I thought I’d share with you some of my Halloween inspired cakes from last year and the super simple tip on how to make edible blood.

I just love what I do, being able to be creative is amazing especially when you have customers that trust you to come up with fabulous designs. I always make everything by hand and where possible everything will be edible too, from the Jack Skellington model to the fake blood, you can eat the lot!!

I love making models but they do take such a long time, not only in the actual modelling but because you have to give each stage enough time to dry & harden up otherwise they’d end up broken or mis-shaped.

Edible blood is one of the easiest things to make, if you find you ever need edible blood for cupcakes or cake decorating etc (zombies are for life not just for Halloween) then simply add red food colouring gel to golden syrup. It’s got to be gel & not liquid food colouring otherwise it’ll be far too runny and won’t have the thick blood like consistency. PS this is for food only as it will stain the skin or clothes & just generally be a sticky mess!

So which is your favourite cake, are you more fun or gory?

If you’re looking for cake decorating tips then pop over and take a look at my other Cake Club posts

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  1. November 4, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    Wow! They look amazing! I think, given that I have 2 small ones, I’d opt for the fun cake, but I think the second one would be more memorable!

    • gymbunnymum
      November 4, 2014 / 1:41 pm

      Thanks! I too would opt for the first, the second is too gory but that what the customer wanted 😉

    • gymbunnymum
      November 4, 2014 / 1:40 pm

      I have no idea, I would imagine so as we use gel to colour fondant for cakes etc as liquid food colouring would just ruin it. Over here the supermarkets generally sell liquid & more specialised cake shops sell the gel but some supermarkets are now branching out too

  2. November 4, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    I love them both, although my favourite is the tiered cake – the pumpkins really stand out against the dark background.

    Great tip about the blood, I’d never heard that before.

    • gymbunnymum
      November 4, 2014 / 1:39 pm

      Yes the tip about the blood is genius, I’ve found so many complicated ‘recipes’ but this one works amazing & is ‘dead’ simple 😉

  3. November 7, 2014 / 11:12 pm

    Hello you are amazing lady! Right will be hiring you in the future! Just incredible and self-taught too, creative genius! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

    • gymbunnymum
      November 8, 2014 / 9:02 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment! *blushes, just a little* 😉

  4. September 21, 2016 / 11:50 am

    Oh my goodness these are flippin amazing. I love the first one. So much care and detail. We don’t really ever do Halloween in our house but I’d happily gaze at that cake. I’m going to check if you’re local to me now 🙂
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  5. September 21, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Oh wow!! I can’t believe how amazing that cake is! I can’t even bake a fairy cake let alone ice it!! My kids would love to make edible blood, I’m sure I can push myself to make that….what can go wrong?!

  6. September 22, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Oh WOW – they are both totally amazing! My tot would love the first one – my teens the second! Kaz x

  7. October 9, 2017 / 9:28 am

    I love that nightmare before xmas cake. We’re going to a halloween party this year so I may have a go at a cake with edible blood now. Thanks for sharing x

  8. October 9, 2017 / 9:58 am

    Oh wow, they both look amazing! I love the first cake! x

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