The Bride of Frankenstein Cookie

This lovely Bride of Frankenstein Cookie was made by Ester y sus Galleta.  The bride has green skin, black and white hair, and is wearing a wedding dress.  Her hair is blowing behind her. The moon is behind her head.  There are two ravens.  One looks like it is about to land on the bride’s outstretched hand.  The other is standing on the banner which reads “Never Say Die”.  In the left hand corner there is a red rose.

Frankenstein s Monster Pumpkin Carving

This Awesome Frankenstein’s Monster Pumpkin Carving was made by Alex Wer – The Pumpkin Geek.

When I think of traditional Monsters, one of first to come to mind is Frankenstein’s Monster. He first appeared in Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel. Victor Frankenstein is compared to Prometheus in the novel.

The monster is 8 feet tall and ugly. He has bolts in his neck to serve as electrical connectors.

Boris Karloff played him in 1931. This image is what people usually think of when they hear Frankenstein.

Dracula Carved Pumpkin

 

Welcome to 31 Days of Geeky Pumpkins!   

If you love pumpkins, I’ve got a treat for you!  Every day in October, Between the Pages will be featuring a different Geeky Pumpkin.  We’ve got beautiful hand painted pumpkins, sculptures made from multiple pumpkins, and pumpkin carvings that will blow your mind.  Check back each day because we will be featuring everything from Dracula, cuddly Ewoks, Olaf, Star Wars, and even Space 1999.

This Awesome Count Dracula Carved Pumpkin was made by Dan Szczepanski. This is a hand painting of the Bela Lugosi version of Dracula from the 1931 film Dracula. Dracula is written in red letters on the pumpkin carving.

Count Dracula Pumpkin Carving

Here’s Dracula and Renfield.

Count Dracula Pumpkin Carving

The castle windows are reflected on the wall behind the pumpkin.

Count Dracula Pumpkin Carving

Here’s Lucy and Dracula.

Creature From the Black Lagoon Cake

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.

Creature From The Black Lagoon Cake

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.

 Creature From The Black Lagoon Cake

Here’s some in progress shots of the cake.

Creature From the Black Lagoon Cake

Here’s the separate pieces of modeling chocolate that make up the folds of skin, the webbed fingers, and the gills. 

Creature From the Black Logoon Cake

Creature from the Black Lagoon Cake