Halloween

Realistic Human Brain Cake

Halloween Brain Cake | Chapters by S.

Baking for Halloween is my absolute favourite thing because this season provides so much room for creativity. If you have been following me for a while, you might already know my Brain Cupcakes. This year I thought I’d take it a step further and make an entire brain cake. For Tips and Tricks I have by now learned while making these, keep reading!

STEP 1: THE CAKE

As usual, I use my ratio guide to make my cake. In this case I made 2 separate cake; one in a round baking tin, the other in a flat one. Put together they then already kind of resemble a brain and only need very little carving.

Halloween Brain Cake | Chapters by S.
Halloween Brain Cake | Chapters by S.
Halloween Brain Cake | Chapters by S.
Halloween Brain Cake | Chapters by S.

STEP 2: THE DECORATION

Compared to my brain muffins, I used marzipan instead of fondant for my brain cake. It has a much nicer texture and flavor and is already the perfect colour to resemble a brain. For the jam, I’d recommend seedless raspberry jam because strawberry jam tends to be a bit too lumpy.

Halloween Brain Cake | Chapters by S.
Halloween Brain Cake | Chapters by S.
Halloween Brain Cake | Chapters by S.
(From experience, I’d actually recommend not to use the pen, as it will make the cake look more realistic)
Halloween Brain Cake | Chapters by S.

Realistic Human Brain Cake

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Global
Servings: 1 cake

Ingredients

The Cake

  • 200 g flour
  • 200 g sugar
  • 200 g butter
  • 200 g eggs (4 eggs)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • red food colour

The Decoration

  • 1.5 kg marzipan
  • 10 tbsp seedless raspberry jam

Instructions

The Cake

  • Mix butter and sugar together until you get a foamy buttercream texture
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract, mix, then add flour
  • Finally add the red food colour and mix
  • Divide into 2 tins (if available) and bake at 150C between 30-45 min (check inbetween)

The Decorations

  • Add jam in between the 2 cakes, and cover the whole cake in jam
  • Roll the marzipan into different length rolls and stick them onto the cake in a random pattern
  • Cover the whole cake with a thin layer of jam

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