The Hubbs’ birthday is really close to Halloween, so every year there’s a balance of seasonal festivities + birthday celebration. Fortunately, he loves all things zombie (and by love, I mean, is planning for the zombie apocalypse). So I asked my friend Becky at Drizzle Bakery if she could help out with the cake. She said yes, and we commenced a ridiculous back-and-forth via email wherein I sent photos of zombie cakes, and she asked questions like, “Do you want the zombies to be in the style of Plants vs Zombies or just regular zombies?”
The cake was a surprise until I brought it home the day before his birthday (when we had friends over for dinner). Once it was in the door, there was no good way to hide it, so the Hubbs helped me place the fondant figurines.
Lest you think I’ve lost my senses and won’t talk about the flavor: I asked for a s’mores inspired cake because we’d never had that, and it seemed like something my old man would like. We ended up with chocolate cake, marshmallow whipped cream frosting, and a marshmallow-graham filling. The “blood splatter” on the cake was a bit of raspberry jam; the figurines, fences and gravestones were fondant. If you’re in the Chicago area, Drizzle Bakery makes a killer churro cupcake (my personal favorite) and Becky also takes custom orders. Yay! Cake!
PS – Remember last year when I threw him a surprise superhero party?