Monday, 1 October 2012

Creepshow Cockroach Cupcakes

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.

Bon appetit!

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