Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy Used
$3.99
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: A well-cared-for item that has seen limited use but remains in great condition. The item is complete, unmarked, and undamaged, but may show some limited signs of wear. Item works perfectly.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

A Zombie Ate My Cupcake: 25 Deliciously Weird Cupcake Recipes Hardcover – July 31, 2011

4.1 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews

See all 10 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover, July 31, 2011
$1.82 $0.01

The Numberlys Best Books of the Year So Far
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Lily Vanilli, aka Lily Jones, is a baker and cake designer. Originally a graphic designer, she began baking as a hobby and then started selling her cakes at Swanfield market near Brick Lane. Her cakes are made by hand in her own kitchen in east London, and are available online at www.lilyvanilli.com. She is known for her unusual recipes - she experiments with savoury ingredients such as avocado and bacon - and designs spectacular cakes and other edible treats, such as the marzipan insects she made for an Alexander McQueen film project, or the blood and gore cupcakes created for Maaike Meeking's show at London Fashion Week. Read more at http://lily-vanilli.blogspot.com.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 63 pages
  • Publisher: Cima Books (July 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907030514
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907030512
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,700,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By D. Matlack VINE VOICE on November 2, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I just recieved this book today and what a Kick!

Sure some of these designs are going to be familiar to anyone who has done Halloween baking, but there is some new and different: Shattered Glass, Bleeding Hearts, Sweeney Todd's Surprise, Zombie Snacks, Rainbow Cupcakes (I'm especially looking forward to attempting these without making an ugly muddy grey color with all the colors.) and her Day of the Dead Cakes are beautiful! In fact what sets this cupcake book apart from other Halloween treat type books is that with the exception of bacon (yes, bacon.) everything is hand made by the author. Lily Vanilli is an artist and dosen't rely on premade candies and cookies to customize or accesorize her desserts.

Another big plus for this book is that it is a UK cookbook but the author includes both metric and US Standard (cups, tsp, etc.) and conversions for baking temperatures for both Europe and North America. So there is no need to look up conversion charts.

It will be interesting to see how well I can copy her work since clearly it takes a bit of an artistic hand to create these.
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I just received this book and i don't know where to start!! These are some of the most unique and creepy cupcake recipes I have ever seen. Full color photos of each cupcake and detailed instructions for each are given. The "Shattered Glass" cupcake recipe even tells you how to make sugar "glass". I recommend this book to anyone who wants something a little darker for Halloween.
Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
You REALLY need to be an experienced pastry chef or at least a baker with some decorating skills to make some of these beautiful and creepy creations. This would not be the case had the author gone the extra mile and added step-by-step tutorial instructions with photos, as I've seen in other books of this type. (a few of them have a couple additional small photos, but they're not enough to actually be helpful). She does direct you to refer to the photo of the finished product for aid in forming the shapes, but unless you have talent sculpting from photos, this won't be easy. You also need to buy quite a few specialty tools (unless you already have them, in which case you probably ARE an experienced pastry decorator), which can be expensive, but a good investment if you're planning on doing more marzipan/fondant work.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
This is a really cute cookbook! It consists mostly of cupcake decorating ideas, but there are recipes at the back of the book. A lot of it is pretty time-consuming, but totally worth it (especially if you LOVE baking like I do). Great ideas and great recipes!
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I love baking, and I love Halloween, so this book was a "must". It has some really good cupcake ideas: Dead of the Dead, Shattered Glass, Sweeney Todd's Surprise, Zombie Hands, Bleeding Hearts, and Black Roses being my favorites. It also had a few that left me confused: Zombie's Breakfast (sunny side-up egg with bacon), Zombie Snacks (cheeseburger-looking cupcake), Rainbow Cupcakes (scary clown/circus theme?), Fallen Angel (white with gold accents). Great photos. Overall, I found it well worth the cost.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I am devoted to the world of horror and baking so I had to buy this book as soon as I happened upon it! The decorating ideas were inspiring, clear, and concise. I love the high artistic quality of the decorations even thought some can be quite time consuming. However, I have made the few actual cake recipes listed in the book and all have come out quite dry and crumbly. Especially the vanilla cake. I will stick with my own tried and true moist cakes, but go to this awesome book for decorating ideas all year!
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Bought this as a gift for my cupcake obsessed sister-in-law. She hasn't made any of the cupcakes yet, but I'm excited to try them when she does. They look really creepy and gross, perfect for a Halloween party. It makes a nice addition to her growing collection of cupcake cookbooks. I wouldn't get it for a baking newbie, it is written for someone who already knows how to bake.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Some of the recipes in here aren't too complicated, but other ones are crazy. The day of the dead cupcakes are on the cover, there's a hermit crab recipe, and one that looks like a bleeding human heart. So 5 star even though some of the recipes could be easily done without the books, but still just awesome to give that spark for an idea for a cupcake.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: healthy baking