Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The Serpent and the Rainbow

     I thought it was time to add some Caribbean flair to my blog to combat the late-winter blahs. These cupcakes and coffin-cake are banana rum. The rainbow icing is, well, rainbow and the coffin is covered in salted caramel icing. The "snake" was made from half-and-half and then painted, as were the almond "petals".

Photo credits: Kelly Garsha

     This sweet scene was inspired by Wes Craven's The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988). Loosely based on the non-fiction book of the same name, it tells the story of an ethnobotanist/anthropologist who travels to Haiti to investigate a poison used by vodou practitioners to make their victims appear dead. Later, they rise from the grave as zombies. It soon becomes clear that the more our curious scientist keeps "digging", the more likely he is to get voodooed himself. 

"Don't bury me... I'm not dead."

Do you like your cake with a side of cupcakes? Then take a look at these Shining Cakes.

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