Oh no, my cupcakes are infested with cockroaches!
I decided to go with something creepy and crawly for my first creation. First, I made Apple Pie Cupcakes using this wonderful recipe. Such great autumn flavours! Then I grabbed some pitted dates and stuffed them with halved pecans, and painted them with a bit of molasses for shine. You could put one cockroach on each cupcake, or arrange them in a "scene" as I've done here.
Photo credits: Kelly Garsha
These cupcakes were inspired by a very cool segment from the anthology film Creepshow (1982), directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. Creepshow is a horror comic book come to life, filled with suspenseful short stories with macabre endings. Some are better than others. In the final segment, "They're Creeping Up on You", a cruel and germ-phobic business tycoon is attacked by cockroaches that invade his hermetically-sealed apartment during a blackout. What happens next is both awesome and gross at the same time. Check out the video below, or watch the movie yourself if it sounds like your cup of... cake.