Published March 17, 2014
We’ve seen our fair share of weird cakes.
When San Francisco-based artist Vicky Knoop decided she wanted to design a special cake for her boyfriend’s birthday, she knew she wanted it to be terrifying.
She eventually went with fashioning his cake after the character Split-Face from the 1982 science fiction film “The Thing,” directed by academy award-winning screenwriter John Carpenter.
The result was something almost too realistic and repulsive-looking to eat.
Using Rice Crispy treats as a base with painted fondant on top, Knoop worked for two days to complete the cake. She cataloged her efforts in a step-by-step instruction manual on her blog, detailing exactly how she created such a disturbing masterpiece.
As for the response, Knoop said the cake was a hit – minus causing a bit of nausea with the guests.
“Since I used the Rice Crispy for the sculpture foundation, there was a bit of sawing and a rigid crunch when we cut into it,” Knoop wrote in an email to FoxNews.com. “One friend mentioned she was a bit queasy for that part. But after that, people said that the cake was super delicious, so in the end, it's really just a dessert.”
For Knoop, the cake offered a kind of praise she could have never prepared for.
“I got a note from John Carpenter's wife, Sandy King Carpenter,” Knoop wrote. “He'd seen the cake and loved it, which is pretty much the highest compliment I could have received.”
Would you dig into a cake like this?