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Sweeney Todd's Surprise

Sweeney Todd's Surprise

Bake some gruesome cupcakes with Lily Vanilli.

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Sweeney Todd’s Surprise

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Famous for making cakes that are gory yet beautiful at the same time, Lily Vanilli is back with a new book, A Zombie Ate My Cupcake.

Including 25 deliciously weird cupcake recipes, which will look too gruesome to eat but taste too delicious not too, celebrate Dias Los Muertos with Day Of The Dead Skulls, wake up to a Zombie's Breakfast cupcake, freak out your friends with Shattered Glass toppings, indulge in a Sweeney Todd's Surprise pie-shaped cupcake with finger, stick your fangs in to Dracula Bites, tuck in to a bleeding heart and feel like a zombie nomming some Blood-Stained Brains.

Perfect for making a gory Halloween treat, this book is sure to please little monsters everywhere.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from CICO Books »

Publisher's Description

This book features killer cupcakes that taste bloody good! After being banished for so long to the land of the pretty and identical, the domestic and the twee, cupcakes are biting back. Here, Lily Vanilli shows how you can take inspiration from anywhere - insects, roadkill, zombies - and recreate it in cake, but always with a delicious result. This book is an introduction to making cakes that look weird, ugly and even grotesque - but that taste divine! There are amazing materials for making edible sculptures and hundreds of things you can do with natural ingredients. Give guests a shock with revoltingly realistic Marzipan Beetles, or add a crunch to your desserts with Morbid Meringue Bones, dipped in raspberry blood sauce. Try out a black cherry Dracula's Bite red velvet cupcake with cream cheese, eat your way through heavenly Fallen Angel Cakes or go for indulgent and truly dark chocolate Devil's Delight Cupcakes. If Ozzy Osbourne made cupcakes, these are the ones he'd want to eat.