Need Horror Borders!!

Decorating By jingerelle Updated 14 Sep 2008 , 11:04pm by GenGen

jingerelle Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 3:25pm
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I'm doing a cake for ScareFest, a horror/paranormal convention. I want some kind of creepy border for the cake. The main colors will be Lime/Black/Red. If you have any suggestions, post a pic.


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ASimpleBaker Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 3:34pm
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I do not have a picture, but a border of RI bats might be an interesting touch.

HTH~ icon_smile.gif

jingerelle Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 9:35pm
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OOh! That's a good idea. Thanks

SweetResults Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 10:21pm
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I don't have any ideas just yet - but I'll think about it! Great thread icon_smile.gif

LisaR64 Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 10:29pm
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How about a border of spiders or rats circling around the cake?

jjkarm Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 10:33pm
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What about severed fingers, blood shot eyeballs, dripping blood, headstones, etc. (Can you tell I've got 3 boys????) icon_rolleyes.gif

SweetResults Posted 6 Sep 2008 , 2:30am
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I thinking of the eyeballs all the way around the cake with "blood" dripping down underneath them all.

Flames are always cool and easy too!

KlyKat Posted 7 Sep 2008 , 11:23pm
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Snakes as a border icon_cry.gif Even though I hate them with a dire passion, they would make a cool border. K'ly

stsapph Posted 7 Sep 2008 , 11:28pm
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jjkarm - couldn't tell at all!! lol but great ideas!
Fingers and eye are also pretty easy to make, so it wouldn't take too much time. Sounds like a fun cake!

KHalstead Posted 7 Sep 2008 , 11:29pm
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I think it would be really cool to do dripping blood around the know how people do those cakes with the chocolate ganache dripping down the sides?? Well, maybe do a white chocolate ganache dyed RED for blood.....?

stsapph Posted 7 Sep 2008 , 11:36pm
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Oh man, this is one appetizing thread icon_wink.gif lol Gettin my creative juices flowing for some Halloween cakes and cupcakes though!

Swede-cakes Posted 7 Sep 2008 , 11:45pm
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Last year, I did a horror cake. green goo oozing over the sides from the top. Eyeballs around the ouside, and a fondant hand coming out of the top to hold the one Vincent Price style candle. It was cooool! I wish I had the pic, but I took it with a disposable camera and I think I mistakenly disposed of that one. icon_cry.gif

Fun to make!!! Enjoy doing yours!!!

minorfan Posted 7 Sep 2008 , 11:52pm
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You can get a sculpty mold that makes hands and arms and then put them around the cake coming out of a brown cookie crumb (dirt) like they are buried and trying to claw there way out.

SweetResults Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 1:55am
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I made a RKT skeleton with his arms wrapped around the cake....

kimmypooh79 Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 7:06am
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How about brains?

traceyjade Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 2:33am
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A couple of ideas, make cake balls around the border that look like eyeballs. You can make meringue bones, or you can make an acetate stencil that looks like skeletons or skeleton hands and do a chocolate cake wrap. Can also be anything else for a chocolate cake wrap. I love Halloween and can't wait to make these things, oh meringue skulls would be fun as well. Have fun! thumbs_up.gif

sadiepix Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 6:43pm
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Oh great thread!!!

I love the idea of the bones/arms digging their way out of the "dirt" and of the ring of eyeballs!


There are great candy molds out there for some of this scary stuff (I know, I have lots!) and you can press fondant etc. in them also.

I cannot wait for pics. icon_biggrin.gif

tx_cupcake Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 7:05pm
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You could pack oreo (or a similar black cookie) crumbs around the bottom of the cake and have "worms" crawling out of the "dirt" and up the sides of the cake.

Can't wait to see pics of this cake!

jammjenks Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 11:01pm
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I can't think of many things more gross than roaches.

calivettie Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 6:39am
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I have never been more grossed out on cc and yet suprisingly inspired as well.

..getting me ready for halloween!

I agree that roaches are pretty grotesque especially with their antenae! EWw

amberhoney Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 6:59am
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I did a cake last Hallowe'en for my DD's 13th birthday, it has creepy blacks cats around the bottom tier and was all done in black, red and grey....

AmyGonzalez Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 9:57pm
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All of these are great ideas! icon_biggrin.gif What fun! icon_lol.gif What about chocolate covered cherry mice running around with black beady eyes.

GenGen Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 10:22pm
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hehe i want pics!!

mommicakes Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 10:27pm
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What a "ghoul" thread!! I can't wait till the pics start for Halloween!!! I like the idea of the bones and the crushed cookies. icon_lol.gif

Thanks for starting this one!!!

GenGen Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 11:04pm
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halloween is dh and mines fave holiday teamed with christmas icon_smile.gif i just love both. hubby loves the change of fall. we agree it just has a feel of magic to it

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