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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.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None

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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.

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Dead Head Skull Cake is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved making this cake. It was for my kids Halloween carnival. Some of the teachers and parents though it was a professional that did the cake. This cake puts some of your sculpting to the test with the nose, ears, cheeks and chin, when doing the chin/jaw line put the chin a little lower to make room for the lips and teeth and taper off to blend at the ends of the jaw lines. For the eyes I used Halloween plastic rings. I used 16in round cake pan 6in high for the base to make the cake/basket and used the #47 & 7 tips to make a basket weave. For the picnic blanket I used 1/2" strips of red and white and laced them together then rolled them together so they would stay together with no gaps. Once you get into, you find your grove. I wish Wilton would let you post pic of your cakes with your posting. Best of luck making this cake and enjoy.
Date published: 2012-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I took this as a challenge for my 1st ever attempt at decorating a cake. Absolutley wicked. The cake tin is a really good bit of kit, and the instructions were a good guide. I was even asked at the party if I did cake making for a living!!!! Nope- never made one before, that is my 1st attempt! Highly reccommended. Hints: Great fun to do. Make sure you have the tools and brushes for the job. Make sure to build up the jaw line- I just did cheeks and chin- as per instructions, and my chap looked very slim (not a problem when he's supposed to be dead tho). Also, make sure to build the chin lower down to fit the mouth in- had to do a little re-modelling mid decorate to sort him out.
Date published: 2012-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from delioucis
Date published: 2012-10-02
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