San Francisco artist Vicky Knoop created a creepy birthday cake for her boyfriend based on a gruesome split-face from John Carpenter‘s 1984 sci-fi horror film The Thing. You can view a step-by-step tutorial on how Vicky brought this delicious beast to life on her Left Musing blog.
Initially I wanted to do the cryogenically frozen head of Commander Powell from ‘Dark Star,’ but a couple of friends said it was too esoteric, and were right. So talking it over, figured out that ‘The Thing’ would be somewhat more recognizable. I basically sculpted the faces out of fondant on rice crispy treat and then plopped them on top of a cake and finished off the edges. It took about two and a half days to complete. Ten hours or so on the faces and another six or so to sculpt and paint the sides.
images and video via Left Musing
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