Are you ready for a sweet, sticky, bloody, gory, over-the-top Halloween? Then you’re in luck because here at Nerdist we’re all about that sorta Nerdoween magic and Queen of fabulous cakes Yolanda Gampp has certainly scared up a particularly gruesome holiday treat—just how we like it. In honor of Halloween, the YouTuber baked up a lifelike, grotesque human leg made out of cake before presenting it to competitive eater Furious Pete (who promptly destroyed it).
But first: the how-to! Using a knife and scalpel, Gampp precisely carved 16 pounds of cake before stacking and shaping it to create the human leg look. It wasn’t until the cake-foot was attached that it really started to come to life.
The cake was crumb-coated with frighteningly red buttercream which was just prep for what came next, the flesh. Using four pounds of fondant, the leg is covered and let’s just say torn fondant looks exactly like torn human flesh. Yuck.
A little bit of hand sculpting and this cake starts looking all-too-real. As if the muscle definition wasn’t enough, adding toes and realistic gumpaste toenails took it over the top. Let’s just say she nailed it.
Now here’s where the red buttercream pays off: by adding gashes to this poor victim’s cake-leg, the blood-red frosting is revealed making the whole thing look like a savage attack come to life.
Just when you thought—nay, hoped—that this cake was done? Fondant maggots were added, because this poor guy just can’t catch a break. Blood-like raspberry jam finished off this horrific masterpiece.
In the end the cake victim is put out of it’s misery as Furious Pete comes in and destroys it by devouring the whole thing in a matter of seconds. See more terrifying treats on the How To Cake It YouTube channel.
Will you be making your own version of this spooky leg cake for your Halloween party? Let us know in the comments and tag @nerdist and @justjennrecipes on instagram to show us your Nerdoween festivities!