haunted portrait cupcake
I love zombies as much as the next person but when I have reached my flesh eating critter weekly limit, I like an old school movie with a haunted portrait or you're haunted by the portrait.
Otto Premingers 'Laura'
Oh, oh, oh and I love, Oscar Wilde so 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'
Momentarily lost my camera this week (ok a longish 27 hour panic), but "yay" I found it for the cupcake shot and "awww" didn't have it for the tutorial, ummm but I have a few dodgy badly lit phone photos... a quarter of a "yay" at least for that! Today's haunted portrait themed cupcake starts with the frame.
I don't use moulds much but I do like these small frame moulds. The moulds were lightly dusted with cornflour, fondant (or modelling paste) is pressed in. I put mine in the freezer for a few minutes for fast release from mould.
Once dry the frame was painted with copper and gold food paints, when that's dry a little black petal dust was used to bring out the details and add a vintage feel.
The hair is made from a base piece of fondant then spirals I made on a toothpick are attached with a dampened paint brush.
I started by fitting base of dress into the frame, before adding bodice, arms and head.
And this is about when the panic of not being able to find my camera really set in and I stopped taking pics.
The rest is joining the bits and bobs together and colouring with petal dusts and food marker.
I could contemplate now whether I should make a new years resolution now about "better tutorials", but for now I might just go with....
Something quick and easy for Halloween treats and mix up some Chocolate Peanut Butter Spiders