My husband has a work party later this week provided that the Frankenstorm doesn't work itself up into more of a tizzy. He wanted brains. Specifically he wanted brains that oozed a greenish (or very green) substance.
The last time I used the brain mold was last year for homemade marzipan. Now, these molds are huge. They are meant for large ice cubes and were definitely ridiculously large for the marzipan.
I made lime curd following the recipe from Martha Stewart for Key Lime Curd. The shell is candy melts in white, pink and brown. The result is definitely an oozing liquid center.
The tops after the first batch were double layered with candy melt, because the shell was initially thin enough that the brains were easy to break. I made two batches of curd, but the rest of the brains are going to be filled with homemade red currant jam. What, you don't want bleeding brains? It is a great tradition!
I submitted this photo to Thinkgeek for their customer action shots, and decided that meant I should decorate the image with my character from Kingdom of Loathing, where I am slowly making my way to level 30 Zombie Master.I don't know if they can take a picture with that much of a reference to another game/company, but I think it was cute.
Of course, this wasn't the only brain photo my husband took and that I then doctored. Heck, Kingdom of Loathing isn't the only game I play that lately involves zombies.
Yup. Plants vs. Zombies.
Oh, and for using candy melts or chocolate in a mold, I used Chocoley's tip page. It worked pretty well!