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REVIEW: Zombie Cupcakes by Zilly Rosen


Conjuring up her inner George A. Romero, professional cake designer Zilly Rosen focuses her creative attention on crafting a legion of edible undead inside Zombie Cupcakes: From the Grave to the Table with 16 Cupcake Corpses. With a nod to Romero's zombie franchise, Rosen offers instructions for crafting 16 terrifying treats, including:* Toxic Bite
* Zombie Rising
* Keep an Eye Out
* Destroy the Brain
and more!
Readers can raise their own macabre multitude of Zombie Cupcakes creations from the undead with an average creation time of less than one hour. Each Zombie Cupcakes design includes a full-color photograph of the zombie creation at hand, as well as an illustrated instructional overview and a convenient sidebar list of every item you will need to complete the cupcake.

About the Author

Zilly Rosen has more than 25 years of experience in professional bakeries. She uses her training in fine arts to create amazingly creative personalized cakes at her own bakery, Zillycakes, in Buffalo, New York.


  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Original edition (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781449401122
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449401122
SOURCE:  NetGalley


These cupcakes aren't the average graveyard looks like the popular cookie dirt with gummy worm version so popular around Halloween.  There are a lot of wonderful new creations that are somewhat easy to make if you are versed in fondant.  You can cheat and buy pre made fondant which was much easier than trying to figure it out on you own,  although there is a recipe in the book.  Most of the cake part of the recipes are easy to follow and made with simple ingredients.  The pictures are nicely done and can provide enough inspiration that you could combine the ideas into something more unique.  The fondant is a hard thing to grasp, so if you have limited skills when it comes to sculpture, I would suggest sticking to the simple.  I had no talent trying to get the hand for to look anything like the ones in the pictures of a hand coming out of a grave.  Overall, this is a great book to just look at. 


  1. This sounds like so much fun. Will have to make sure my daughters see it.


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