This Terrific Creature From The Black Lagoon Cake was made by Jean Schapowal of Cakes with Character. This cake is part of this year’s Sugar Spooks, a collaboration of 50 sugar artists from around the world to celebrate Halloween.
This cake features Gill-man, the Creature from the Black Lagoon from the 1954 3-D classic horror film, Creature from the Black Lagoon. It is the last of a species of half man, half amphibious reptile. It is a humanoid that has fangs and claws and lives underwater.
In the film, a scientific expedition is searching for fossils along the banks of the Amazon River to find fossils that show a link between land and sea animals from the Devonian period. They continue down the Amazon River to the Black Lagoon to search for fossils. They meet the Creature from the Black Lagoon aka. Gill-man. They capture it, but it breaks free. It returns to kidnap the only female member of the expedition, Kay Lawrence, because it has fallen in love. It brings her to its mist-shrouded lair. It blocks the entrance to the lagoon with fallen logs to prevent the other scientists from leaving the lagoon. The others find Kay and rescue her. During the rescue, they shoot the monster repeatedly and the monster goes back into the Black Lagoon and its body sinks beneath the water.
This Marvelous cake design was accomplished through the use of an outer layer of modeling chocolate. All the details were hand painted with cocoa butter paints.
This creature has webbed hands with white claws. It has reptilian skin. It has gills around its neck since it is amphibious. Its upper body is sticking up out of the water.
Here’s some in progress shots of the cake.
Here’s the separate pieces of modeling chocolate that make up the folds of skin, the webbed fingers, and the gills.