Confectionaire extraordinaire Lily Vanilli felt London's cupcake craze was all show and no substance. Beautifully decorated, poorly baked.
In response, she went the opposite route with grotesque and revolting desserts that tasted delicious. "Cupcakes have been iced in pink and glitter for far too long...now they are getting their REVENGE!"
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Her macabre creations come shaped as insects, human body parts, and "a series of roadkill cakes based on actual findings." The young baker is a trailblazer in the industry, known for her peculiar cake recipes with savory ingredients such as bacon or avocado.
A Zombie Ate My Cupcake, released August 2010, is a collection of repellant, gut-churning desserts that taste divine. Among the 25 featured recipes: Day Of The Dead Skulls, Undead Gingerbread, Shattered Glass Topping (sure to unsettle your guests) and a Sweeney Todd's Surprise pie-shaped cupcake -- complete with severed fingers.
The publisher states, "If Ozzy Osbourne made cupcakes, these are the ones he'd want to eat." Severed chicken head cupcakes, perhaps.