Thursday, July 4, 2013

How TV Serial Killer Dexter Morgan Became a Cake

Image via Flickr.

Michael C. Hall's run as Dexter Morgan is at it's end. Are we going to see the serial killer behind bars, or even worse - dead? I'm not ruling out a happy ending, either. Crazier things have happened.

Michael goes mysteriously about his future plans. He mentioned that he's going to star in an indie film, and then joked about opening a strawberry farm. Speaking of jokes, the actor says how a friend of his wanted to convince him to legally change his name to The Force. Dibs on that, by the way!

Later in the interview, Jimmy Kimmel shows Michael a cake, sculpted [maybe that's the best word to describe it] in the shape of his head/face. The amazing culinary art was made by a woman from England, and it is actually a life-size cake of Dexter. See a few images below!
Inspired by the name of Dexter’s boat – A Slice of Life – the cake was 5ft 10” long, the same height as Michael C. Hall, the actor who has played Dexter for the past eight years. The entire cake took over 100 hours to make and weighed over 105 kilograms. 24 eggs, 25 kilograms of flour, 16 kilograms of buttercream, 18 kilograms of sugar, 20 kilograms of sugar paste and marzipan, and 15 kilograms of buttercream were used in the creation of the edible masterpiece. 20 blood oranges were also used, the cake flavour inspired by the iconic titles of the series.
A Dexter ‘kill room’ was created for the cutting of the cake, the kitchen walls covered in plastic sheeting. Replicating Dexter’s kill technique, the cake was initially cut by a knife being plunged into the chest area before being sliced up. The cake was also ‘dressed’ in clothes to give an authentic appearance, with hours spent on adding fine attention to detail such as stubble.
[via Neatorama]

Sliced head
Wrapped up
Killing Dexter
The beheading
Slicing up
Happy meal
This one looks real
*If the links above are broken, see the images here!