My kiddo actually went to bed early tonight! That meant I had some time to decorate cuppies that I made earlier with something more festive. This was inspired by The Domestic Sugar Bake Shop blog and her tutorial for fondant brains. Unfortunately I must lack some key talent required to make brains, so here's my quick and dirty version. I finally had an excuse to try out my homemade modeling chocolate!
Make several rough brain-shaped balls.
Using a toothpick, indent a line along the top of the ball.
Indent several 1/2" perpendicular lines along the top.
On one hemisphere, indent smaller dashes between the previous indentations
but DON'T touch the middle line.
Do this for each side, making a zigzag shape. This will mimic a wavy brain wrinkle.
Indent other random dashes on the sides of the brain.
These don't look that great, but it's the top part that really sells this.
Mix red food coloring with piping gel and some corn syrup.
Take some perfectly good looking cuppies ...
... and ruin them.
Dab the tops of the cuppies with the blood and smoosh the brain on top.