For my husband’s 40th birthday, I surprised him with this Necronomicon cake inspired by one of his all time favorite movies, “Army of Darkness”. (You could also say it’s from the “Evil Dead.”) The Necronomicon is also known as The Book of the Dead.

I frosted the cake with pudding.  I wanted to make it as ugly as possible.

The eyes, teeth, and mouth are made from marshmallow fondant. (A pain in the neck to make at times, but SO worth it!)

I painted the fondant pieces with cake colors. I also made a fondant strip that went around the edges but it isn’t really visible in this photo.

I also added a quote from the movie, so those of you who have seen the movie will get it. :)