Halloween baking: Red velvet brain cake

I saw a picture of a cake shaped like a brain, dripping in blood and thought it would be a great baking project for my cousin and I on one of our girly weekends. I was really hoping we’d pull this recipe off as the picture looked really cool. I think we’ve succeeded!

This is perfect as a centrepiece for a Halloween party buffet table as it looks super gory, but it’s actually quite easy to make. The fiddly bit is actually shaping the sponge correctly – making the icing look like brain is really simple.

I followed this recipe from How to Cake It

I went a little overboard on the red food colouring in my jam, so I’ve got a really crimson colour and lots of blood splatter, which is not a bad thing when you’re producing a gore cake!


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