This Marvelous Star Trek Salt Vampire Cake was made by Jean Schapowal from Cakes With Character.
This Marvelous Star Trek Salt Vampire Cake was made for the Cake: The Final Frontier – A Celebration of 50 Years of Star Trek Collaboration.
Cake and sugar artists from around the world have come together to share their love of Star Trek. Cake, fondant, gum paste, chocolate, and gelatin were used to honor the 50-year legacy of Gene Roddenberry’s incredible vision of the future. These were presented in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Star Trek:Las Vegas 50th Anniversary convention, in partnership with Roddenberry Interactive, August 3-7, 2016.
Here is Jean’s description of this Fabulous Star Trek edible creation:
The M-113 creature or the Salt Vampire featured on the episode “The Man Trap”. The M-113 was the last of its kind and used the suckers on its three fingered hands to extract salt from its prey. The creature used telepathy to draw images from its prey and that is how it could approach as someone or something trustworthy. This creature is all Rice Krispies Treats and modeling chocolate. His/her hair is a 50/50 mixture of fondant and modeling chocolate. It is painted with all cocoa butter paints and more accents are done in dusts. It is also surrounded by isomalt salt cubes for food.