I made this cake for my friend Karen's Halloween party. She's a big fan of the Evil Dead movies, and wanted a cake shaped like the Necronomicon (a book bound in human skin). The main character is Ash, whose hand turned evil, forcing him to chop it off and replace it with a chainsaw , so he could continue to fight the deadite zombies. The cake completely creeped me out, but she loved it, and that's what matters. It's a marble cake with buttercream filling, ganache icing covered in fondant. The figures are gumpaste.