If I did “Nerdcake Product of the Week”, Nomskulls would be top of the list in the category. These cutie-skull molds come four in a box for $12 from Fred & Friends (though you’ll have to go to Amazon or Pop Deluxe to actually buy them). F&F also includes a recipe for the squiggly brain frosting shown on the above nomskullcake:
FRED’S BRAINY FROSTING
- 1 recipe for vanilla frosting (or a store-bought tub)
- confectioners’ sugar (for stiffer frosting )
- red or black food coloring (or both)
- pastry bag and a large round tip (#12 works well)
Add confectioners’ sugar to the frosting until it‘s stiff enough to hold its form, yet still soft enough to pipe. To the frosting add food coloring(s) to reach desired color. If your cupcakes aren’t dome shaped, pile on a small mound of frosting first. Then pipe two lines down the center of the cupcake. Finally, pipe a squiggly pile of frosting onto each “hemisphere”. Mmmm…brains.