Off with their heads! Spooky character cake pops are this Halloween’s hottest trick or treat trend
15:15 GMT, 24 October 2012
Halloween is certainly associated with both horror and gore, and sweet treats, but rarely are the two quite so literally combined.
A baker in Leeds has whipped up some edible art in the form of cake pops – the new craze in baked goods, using things that go bump in the night as her inspiration.
The creative baker ‘Miss Insomnia Tulip’ has made these delicious mouthfuls of cake-on-a-stick featuring horror movie characters.
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Horror movie male baddy cake-pops: (L-R) Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Michael Meyers from Halloween, Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street, Jason from Friday the 13th, Pinhead from Hellraiser
A cake-pop showing a dead couple entwined and a blood covered Carrie from the classic horror film
Creepy: Kathy Bates in Misery (left) and an optical illusion skull cakes-pop
As Halloween approaches who wouldn't want to tuck into a blood-soaked Sissy Spacek from Carrie, Kathy Bates in Misery or a truly chilling Linda Blair in The Exorcist
Miss Insomnia Tulip specialises in creating quirky treats with famous faces, has also fashioned horror movie bad guys including Freddy Krueger and Jason from the Friday the 13th films.
Spanning the ages: It is not just modern villains – here we can see Morticia from the 1960's Adams Family (right) and Linda Blair from the 1973 film 'The Exorcist'
A three-part-pop depicting Jack Nicholson in the iconic scene from the movie 'The Shining' as he breaks through the door with a axe
Taking inspiration from classic horror movies, many of the most terrifying villains to have been played on screen are brought to life by the cake pops.
Leatherface, who cuts off women's faces to make into masks in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie is one of those who is crafted in cake.
Other evil doers depicted include Michael Meyers from Halloween, Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street, Jason from Friday the 13th, and Pinhead from Hellraiser.
Risque: The blow-up dolls cake-pops are frightening in their own way
Ghoulish: Heather Donahue in Blair Witch (left) and Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Also getting the cake-pop treatment are stars from the world of music including Freddie Mercury, Elvis, Bob Marley and, impressively, ABBA.
Despite looking rather disgusting the taste of the cake-pops promises to be delicious, with flavours varying from Vanilla & Bubblegum Flavoured Cake encased in white Chocolate to more traditional chocolate.
All the amazing designs are painted onto the icing by hand, despite each cake pop being only marginally bigger than an average lollipop.
Throw-back to the 70s: The four members of Swedish pop group ABBA captured in cake form
Iconic cake pops: Elvis (right) and Freddie Mercury- complete with a tiny mustache made of icing
Not all horror: These Greyhound cake-pops look far too cute to eat
Describing her mission as to spread ‘cake gorgeosity’ and ‘explore all that is beautiful in cake’ this is not the first time Miss Insomnia Tulip has turned her baking talents to more unsual- and macabre- topics.
The in Eat Your Heart Out 2012 exhibition, an anatomy-themed baking festival hosted by doctors from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London earlier this month aimed to use sweet treats to raise awareness of disease and anatomy.
Pop culture cake pops! A set of 'Dragons Den' cake-pops from the BBC reality show
The D- Cup- cake: Baker Miss Insomnia Tulip is inspired by the educational pathology of breast diagrams
Evil-looking delights include Miss Insomnia Tulip's cake version of a dissected breast that was inspire by pathology diagrams.
She has also created a complete 30 set of organs – including heart, lungs and a brain – made from French-style macaroon biscuits.
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