How To: Brain Cake.


I first saw this digustingly clever how-to over the summer, and thankfully, Instructables is giving it its due featurin’ ’round Halloween time. From homemade fondant cranium folds to a tasty corn-syrupy blood accent, this project will provide quite a tasty conversation starter to you Hallow’s Eve Bash.


1. Cake Mix
2. Frosting
3. Mini Marshmallows
4.Powdered Sugar
5. Cake dye, red and green
6. Oil

Get the instructions here.


My Bloody Valentine, Make an Anatomically Correct Bleeding Heart

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a severed bleeding heart. Add a card and
a ring embedded in the left Atrium and you’ve got just about the most
romantic/mind-blowingly-gross Valentine I’ve ever seen.created on: 02/03/09

And you
can make one to traumatise or enrapture your own sweetheart! There are
very detailed instructions and even a video over at I Make Projects
you’ll need:

  • One heart-shaped mold (find one here.) You could use a use a Valentine heart-shaped cake pan for a less restraining order inducing response.
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Homemade Non-Toxic Mold Prevention Spray

created on: 01/08/09

Mold. It’s BAD NEWS. As well as just being gross it can do some pretty rotten things to your lungs.
Prevention is definitely the way to go, as once you’ve got mold it’s
the very devil to get rid of. Luckily, you don’t need harsh chemicals to
stop mold arriving and bringing 50 gazillion of it’s friends. Jennifer
Chait, green-mama-maven over at Inhabitots has a recipe for an
all-natural mold prevention spray.

You mix two cups of water and
three drops of pure organic tea tree essential oil, pop it in a spray
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Specimens O’ Gross

created on: 10/27/08

Creepy aren’t they?  To make your very own genuinely unnerving jars o’ ick you’ll need

  • a
    good (gross) imagination. According to their creator “the most
    important thing is to think of a story behind each creation, once you
    have a concept in mind the jar will pretty much make itself”.
  • jars or bottles
  • Plastic
    skeletons, enormous plastic spiders, expandable foam toys. Use your
    imagination, pretty much anything will look yuckier when it it’s jammed
    into a jar of murky water
  • a spot of food dye or some instant coffee granules to make your water murky
  • labels
    , getting your labels right is the key to making these work.
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Bloody Tablecloths

Can’t stomach the sight of blood? Consider this Bloody Vinyl Tablecloth exposure therapy. The perfect table topper for your upcoming Halloween bash, the tablecloth is available through for a reasonable $8.99. An equally bloody alternative is the Bloody Hand tablecloth below. A flimsy store-bought version will set you back 4 bucks, but some fabric paint, an inexpensive fabric table cloth and some willing naked hands….. Totally DIYable!

Say “I Love You” with bleeding heart cupcakes.

Anatomical hearts are indeed the rage this V-Day, and nothing captures the sentimental irony better than these Bleeding Heart Cupcakes. Make a batch, and really share your heart, oozing and all, with loved ones.




20 glass marbles or small balls of tinfoil
1 recipe batter for white cupcakes
2 to 3 cups strawberry jelly or smooth strawberry jam
1 recipe vanilla butter cream frosting
Red and blue food coloring
Pastry bag and medium round tip (optional)


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