The Walking Dead. A program that I couldn't even contemplate having the stomach to watch. And that's all very well and good, until someone asks for a cake with precisely that theme. So I head to google. And see the multitude of Walking Dead cakes, and try to think of something different.
I think this was one of the first times I googled TV show imagery as inspiration, and it just made so much more sense. The moody, eerie look of the title was amazing, with the flying birds and the watch tower. And the bloody hand, used to suggest so much more than it actually represented. And the sheriff's hat seemed so iconic, it almost put itself on the cake.
And then I knew I wanted a bit of gore. Not a severed limb kind of gore, but instead a nod to it. I had been playing a bit with decorating cake boards, and I suddenly thought of blood, seeping out from underneath the cake.
Adding lettering as if written in blood, just finished it off perfectly.
And I'm still not even half way brave enough to watch the show!
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