“Pinhead” Cupcakes!

20 Jun

pinhead cc.jpgNumber 3 in the series of scary movie cupcakes! Doing “Pinhead” felt really ambitious but in reality he was actually pretty easy. I had a chance to use up all my spare bits and pieces of colored fondant to make the grey colored skin. In my Freddy cup cakes post I talked a little bit about how if you mix any colors together you get either brown or grey. The mixing will get you pretty close to the color that you want and then I always just add a little color to get it closer to the color that I want. I usually remember to rub a little vegetable shortening on my hands when mixing color into fondant for two reasons: one, to prevent my hands from getting stained and two, to prevent the fondant from getting sticky.pin head collagedone.jpg


These guys were pretty straight forward as I always do I add indents for the eyes and mouth first then I add all of the features on by shaping them and gluing them with gin ( I use a little paint brush to paint the gin on). I wanted this guys tounge to stick out like he was screaming. It kind of worked. It’s reasonably tricky to stick fondant into such a small space. This made it a little more time-consuming. Other than the mouth the face was pretty easy. I have said it on every face post but the eye brows are really important for adding facial expression to the face. Something is lost when they eyes are left completely uncovered. I just used a fondant cutting tool to push the lines for the “pin grid” into his face. Next I just used chocolate sprinkles as “pins” and put them where the grid lines met. The only little note I have here is that the pins have to go in when the fondant is still soft. If it hardens the little chocolate sprinkles may break. pinheadfi.jpg


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