Welcome back to more of The Baking Dead. The Baking Dead is a collaboration consisting of 50+ cake & sugar artists celebrating the hit AMC series The Walking Dead and helping to spread the word about Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness. You can find The Baking Dead on the web, Facebook, andTwitter.
These sugar artists come from all over the globe. Each artist chose a character or scene from the show to recreate in sugar or cake form. They were asked to incorporate the emotion and relationships that are conveyed in the show and use butter, sugar, candy and cake to make you “feel” through their piece, in much the same way that the show conveys such strong emotions.
Since the beginning of the show, the issue of domestic violence has reared it’s ugly head and continues to be an issue faced throughout the series. We decided to dedicate this collaboration to all the survivors of domestic violence and to link with as many domestic violence prevention and awareness organizations as possible, including the National Center on Domestic & Sexual Violence. Many in the group have been touched by or are survivors of domestic violence in one form or another and felt that this would be a great opportunity to get the word out.
The Baking Dead contribution that I’m featuring this time is called Lori Standing at her Grave. It was made by Carolina Lara. This is one of my favorite pieces made for The Baking Dead.
When you mention the Walking Dead, I think of a band of humans fighting against an endless tide of zombies. The visions in my head are of desperate people, zombies, and violence. That’s why I really like the piece, because you don’t associate the Walking Dead with things that are beautiful and elegant.
Here are four close-ups of this amazing piece. It is hard to believe that this is made out of edible materials like sugar.
The likeness to Sarah Wayne Callies, the actress who played Lori Grimes, is wonderful.
The dress that Lori is wearing is her wedding dress. Rick sees a vision of Lori in her wedding dress at her grave site in at least two episodes - The Suicide King and Home.
Here is a photograph of Lori in her wedding dress from the TV show. They did a wonderful job recreating Carolina Lara amazing edible sculpture.
Carolina Lara also made another amazing sculpture which goes with this one. I’ll showcase it tomorrow.