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Dead Head Skull Cake

Want to get a head this Halloween? Well, create this creepy head-shaped cake, using our Dimensions 3D Skull Pan, for your adult party.


Difficulty: Easy


Step 1

Bake and cool cake according to package directions. Prepare buttercream icing. Ice a thin layer of icing over cake with spatula.

Step 2

Create facial features. Use fondant to build up features, such as the nose, cheekbones and chin. Ice cake with another layer of icing.

Step 3

Tint 40 oz. of fondant skin tone. Cover cake with fondant.

Step 4

Use veining tool from set to make indentions for wrinkles and facial features.

Step 5

Make ears. Use 1 1/4 in. ball of fondant per ear. Shape with hand and ball/veining tool from set. Attach to head with damp brush.

Step 6

Make eyes. Use 1 1/2 oz. of white fondant. Roll out two balls of white fondant, 1 in. dia. Attach to sockets with damp brush.

Roll out skin tone fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut out two strips, each 1 in. long x 3/8 in. wide, for eyelids, and two strips, each 1 in. long x 1/4 in. wide, for bottom lids. Attach to eyeball with damp brush and use veining tool to blend into skin.

Paint the iris with a mixture of lemon extract and periwinkle blue and white Color Dust. For pupil, add black icing color to the periwinkle/lemon extract mixture and paint.

Step 7

Make lips and eyebrows. Use 1/2 oz. white fondant. Roll two loops, each 4 in. x 1/8 in. dia. for lips.

Use 1/4 oz. of gray fondant. Roll two loops, each 2 in. x 1/4 in. dia. for eyebrows.

Attach to face with damp brush; flatten slightly. Use knife to score lines. Dust with white Color Dust.

Step 8

Make teeth. Use 1 oz. white fondant. Roll out 1/16 in. thick. Cut out in different shapes and sizes. Attach to face with damp brush. Dust with brown, white and red Color Dust.

Step 9

Make bloody wound. Use a damp brush to moisten area. Use veining tool to dig section. Mix red Color Dust with a small amount of black icing color. Paint wound using dark red Color Dust/lemon extract mixture.

Step 10

Dust wrinkle indents with brown and white Color Dust.