For the refreshments at our Zombie Prom Halloween Party, I wanted to serve foods that played on the idea of human or animal brains, flesh, or bones. I had a lot of fun creating the menu, so here is a look at what the zombies ate at my party. I posted earlier about making these zombie eyeball cupcakes.. Here you can see them displayed along with some extra zombie hands. I love that my sister put the food label in the fingers of the hand!
Speaking if fingers.....I nade finger cookies. These looked SO MUCH better before I cooked them! I tried making them a few years ago using regular sugar cookie dough and forgot that they would expand when baked. This year I used a shortbread recipe and they still flattened out and expanded some. They look OK but I will have to keep working on this idea. Of anyone knows the secret please fill me in!
The hot dog fingers were also a work in progress. The original directions called for onion fingernails and string cheese bones. I was running short on time so I just made the knuckle and fingernail cuts in the hot dog and baked them. Good enough for the zombies!
These were SO easy and turned out great! I bought a can of breadstick dough and used exactly the pre/portioned amount. I simply rolled both ends inward, then stretched out the center to create the bone shape.
I made a bunch of ribs. The zombies didn't seem to care what kind of animal they came from, but they were pork and they were good!
First I cut round holes for the eyes and two triangular slits like a skeleton's nose. I also chose to hollow out my pineapple which was very messy. It resulted in a not very thick skin that I wasn't certain would stay together. It did give me nice dark shadows in the hollow part of the nose and a little fresh fruit to eat. I'm not sure it was worth the trouble though. Next time I might skip the extra work and buy a can from Dole!
I cut the skin only off of a rectangular area below the nose. I worked the now visible areas of pineapple pulp into a few separate teeth like sections. I also inserted the eyes, some eyeball squirters from the dollar store. Because they were squishy, I was able to force part of the eye into the hole and it held itself in place.
The original zombie pineapple that I found online did not have directions but it did mention a laffy taffy tongue. Luckily my daughter received a piece of pink laffy taffy in a Halloween treat bag so I was able to use it on this project. It was already the right size too! I just rounded one end and we were set.
My other fun food creation was a meat and cheese head. I have seen these created using a plastic skull and covering it with ham. I did not have a plastic skull and I wanted to make the whole thing edible.
I started with an aluminum foil ball and added a cream cheese spread. I sculpted the cheese to look like a skull.
Then I layered on the ham to look like muscles or torn flesh.
Finally, I added the other set of dollar store eyeball squirters. When they were finished, I wrapped both "heads" in plastic and placed them in my refrigerator..... Which kind of cracked me up every time I needed something!