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My Game of Thrones "Red Wedding" cake... possible spoilers?

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I hope it's alright to share cakes here!  A friend of mine had requested a Game of Thrones cake for her birthday.  I was going to do one of the house crests, but she mentioned that the Red Wedding would make an interesting theme... if you don't mind spoilers... people die in a surprise attack at a wedding, including a dire wolf, who's head gets mounted on one of the main characters body.  It's pretty gruesome!

 

I had no idea how to work that into a cake, but then this idea struck me - to make a miniature wedding cake, and then treat it as if it had been there for the whole thing, complete with dire wolf "cake topper".  This was the result... I'm really proud of it!

 

It was my first time doing a 3 tier cake (it's smaller than it looks, 8/6/4), and also my first time doing any sort of character modelling.  I didn't paint the wolf until the morning of, so the paint didn't dry properly, but no one really noticed.  I transported it as just the finished cake and the topper separately, and then did the drizzle right before serving because the "blood" was so runny, if I did it ahead of time it would have pooled too much at the bottom.  The "blood" was a made up concoction of agave nectar (I was out of corn syrup), chocolate syrup, red food colouring, and a bit of piping gel to make it slightly less runny.

 

My "Red Wedding" cake, for a friend's birthday (not for a real wedding!) Tiers are 8"/6"/4", chocolate cake with chocolate fudge frosting, fondant/gumpaste and buttercream details. Wolf's head was modeled out of fondant and painted with gel food colouring. The "blood" was a mixture of agave nectar (I didn't have any corn syrup), chocolate sauce, red food colouring, and piping gel.

I didn't realize how gruesome the removal of the head would be, with the toothpick supports all covered in "blood"... muahaha!Part way through eating the cake.

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Ohhhh man that's gnarly! Speaking of, I hollered several obscenities that night when the whole thing went down. I haven't read the books, so I had no idea what was coming. That's a cool idea, great cake!

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