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Coolest Regular Show Zombie Birthday Cake 7

by Claudine P.
(Westwood, MA)

Homemade Regular Show Zombie Birthday Cake

Homemade Regular Show Zombie Birthday Cake

Homemade Regular Show Zombie Birthday Cake
Homemade Regular Show Zombie Birthday Cake

My son was very specific about the concept for his Regular Show Zombie birthday cake this year. The best way to achieve the look of the cake was to apply two specific techniques for decorating.

The two tiered chocolate cake (Ina Garten's amazing chocolate cake recipe) came out perfectly shaped and was delicious. The two 9" layers for the base were filled with whipped cream with crushed Oreo cookies. They were crumbed with chocolate frosting and then covered with rolled out marshmallow fondant colored a grey/blue and then dry brushed with black candy coloring to give it a moody night look. This was then repeated for the two 5" layers.

The characters were diverse and based on a cartoon so I decided to create them from melted chocolate wafers and trace pictures of them and then decorate the cake with each figure. I drew them to size for the cake and then traced them onto parchment with a sharpie. The parchment is then flipped over onto white paper and taped to a cookie sheet.

I melted all the colors I needed at the same time for each character and outlined them with dark chocolate and then filled the shapes with the colors. Microwave the candy in 30 second intervals and stir in between until melted and then add color if needed. Most of the colors were off the shelf packages but some of them were made by adding candy color to white. To apply the chocolate to the parchment I filled small plastic bottles designed for candy making with small tips for dispensing. I outlined the figures in dark chocolate and then filled with the colors. I made sure to make the backs thick where areas were thin to decrease the chance of breakage.

To keep colors I needed melted I used a double boiler but you have to be careful not to burn the chocolate or it can ruin the consistency. The figures cool in about 5-10 minutes and then I carefully removed them from the parchment and stored them until the party and added them to the cake.

Final touch was some black glitter sugar to look like the cake was unearthed for the zombies. Mordecai (the bird) did break but I easily fixed it by adding more melted chocolate to the back.

Each child got a figure and they loved running around with them and eating them. My son was really happy too!

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by: Anonymous

You are always a true talent!!! Wish I could have seen and eaten it in person!!!

Fantastic zombie cake!
by: Sandi

Wow! That is amazing! The inside sounds as wonderful as the outside! Great technique!

by: Barbara King

Your son is so fortunate to have a mother who would create this wonder. It is remarkable how much work it is to create! So many steps . You are truly dedicated and talented!! "Kudos" to you, Claudine.

by: cakemeP

Very cool cake indeed! The chocolate figures are an awesome addition and look so animated! The Oreo/Whipped cream filling sounds delicious! Cant wait to see the next creation.

Coolest Regular Show Zombie Cake
by: Anonymous

Wow! that is super cool, my kids cant believe someones mom made that. The colors are true and the characters expressions are awesome.
Nice work!!!

Fantastic cake!
by: Anonymous

This is just great!

Great job
by: Traci

Cool.....very sons birthday is coming up so I was hoping to find some ideas for the Regular show characters. You nailed it!

Greatest cake ever
by: Anonymous

Hi..your cake is wonderful! My son wants a regular show cake as well and im clueless :( what is candy coloring and where do u get it? Is it the stuff ppl use to dip cake pops in?

Candy colors
by: Claudine P

Candy colors don't have water so they can be mixed with chocolate which has oil/fat. YOu can find it in craft stores / party stores that have a cake decorating section. Good luck!

Awesome cake
by: Michelle M

This is awesome! Do you have pictures that you traced? My son wants a zombie themed cake and he loves Regular Show but I can't find these pictures anywhere. Thanks!

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