Unseasonal Gory Baking

26 Apr


Ok I am weak, I simply can not wait until Halloween to post this beast, stopping just short on an online petition that gory cakes are not just for Halloween.

Barbara Jo is a legend in the Halloween cake world. She generally makes a bleeding heart cake for Halloween; sometimes the heart beats, and sometimes it’s anatomically correct. But then she did something really amazing – made an entire thoracic cavity cake.

Barbara Jo’s original plan was for each organ to be made out of a different kind of cake and to secrete a different color of fluid when it was cut into, but the organs didn’t bleed as well as she had hoped. FYI proposed organ-fluid pairing were as follows:

Heart – orange cake with raspberry sauce

Lungs – apple spice cake with strawberry sauce

Kidneys – orange cake with blueberry sauce

Stomach – ginger cake with mango sauce

Liver – chocolate cake with kiwi sauce

Small Intestine – jelly roll with red currant jelly

Full instructions on what she did and how to do it are on her web page, but it might be handy to have an anatomy book to hand.








As it turns out Barbara Ann is a bit of an all round baking legend. Looking on her website I was staggered at the creativity and skill in her baking – all with a pinch of strange. Here are some of the best..




3 Responses to “Unseasonal Gory Baking”

  1. Gams July 29, 2009 at 12:04 am #

    You’ve certainly whetted MY appetite…these are hilarious! I especially like the one that’s (I’m guessing) a first b-day cake?? lol! 🙂 I love getting a laugh @ baby’s expense… ah! the memories 😀

  2. brenda October 30, 2009 at 4:54 am #

    that is so freaking cool and nasty looking…..but yall did a GREAT JOB……:)


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