A Zombie Ate My Cupcake

You have to admire a book with a title like A Zombie Ate My Cupcake. UK artist and baker Lily Vanilli will alienate some cupcake makers with her gothic and often bloody cupcakes but fans of Halloween will cherish this book. Most of the devilish details involve some advanced techniques with fondant and marzipan, but some are quite effective and simple. My favorites so far are the "Bleeding Hearts" that look exactly like red, squishy hearts, and the "Shattered Glass" pictured below that uses sugar candy glass and cherry syrup for blood. BLOODY BRILLIANT!