The last few weeks I have become obsessed with the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. I quickly read the first five books in the series and then immediately started watching the HBO series.
I became obsessed
with Eric Northman with the show, staying up all night watching too many episodes. Towards the end I started having weird vampire and werewolf dreams! I’m on a break from the books until the crazy dreams subside. Until the new season starts this summer I made a True Blood cake to tide me over.
I made my red velvet cake (since it’s set in the south) baked into three small layers with a basic vanilla buttercream. I made the “blood” from a mixture of corn syrup and red gel color. Once I poured it over top I put the cake in the refrigerator to keep it from dripping totally off.
Obviously vampires can’t eat cake! I made some mock Tru Blood out of milk, cocoa powder and red gel color. The dripping glass is dipped in the same corn syrup mixture as the cake.