January 18th, 2011
Thriller Cake Project - cake and cupcakes inspired by the late great Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” MTV. Price available upon request.
cause this is thriller, thriller night ….
Happy new year everyone!
I am so behind my posts. I was away the whole month of December ’til the second week of January to celebrate a very important family reunion (my parents’ golden wedding anniversary). Though I sadly turned down several cupcake projects , the time I spent with my family was more than enough to compensate for my 39-day hiatus .
It was a good thing that when I returned, I was back to my mixer, baking pans, bowls, measuring cups and ingredients the second day after I arrived home. I was jetlagged still and woke up at 2 am. So I just started prepping for an order to be delivered that very same day. It is so good to be back in our kitchen and start the new year with a cake order! But I digress. Let me just move on to the story of how this Thriller cake project came about.
When I met up with some of my high school classmates last November, our class president and my sorta namesake R._ asked me if I can make her son’s birthday cake and cupcakes. Young M._ is turning seven and he had a specific theme in mind—Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Wow, R._, your kid has style!
I thought of making werewolf cupcakes since Michael Jackson turned into one in the music video. I found the instructions on how to make them here.
As for the cake, I thought of making a graveyard with headstones and zombie hands crawling out from the dirt.
The headstones are actually cookies and the hands are marzipan. The dirt is crushed Oreo cookies.
During delivery, I thought I would not make it in time as I was stuck in a ridiculously snarled traffic. I started to get worried but after I squeezed my way out of the jam, I felt that the “powers that be” were with me and that everything will turn out fine. And I was right.
M._’s delight and wonderment over his birthday cake and cupcakes were priceless. And that is all that matters.
Thanks, R._ for letting me be a part of your son’s special day.