So back in the beginning of Zomtober, I made lots of girlish noise about a Brain Cupcake Mix.  Today was our staff dress up for Halloween, so I made some goodies to share with my coworkers.  I had planned to make graveyard cupcakes and the brain cupcakes.

I only brought the graveyards.

For something that comes in a box, you'd think it would be dummy proof.  So I'm going to give the cupcake mix the blame.  If I can make Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker without problems, there's no reason why a mix/icing mix like this should taste as bad as it did.  The cupcake tops fell off when I took them out of the pan, and my husband had nothing but foul descriptions for the icing's consistency.

So steer clear, or else you may contract a flesh eating virus that makes you want to eat human flesh rather than cupcakes.

I will post pictures of my graveyard cupcakes (devil's food with raspberry Milano gravestones, oreo dirt, and green icing grass) later, but for now, enjoy this cool neckwear!
Searching "blood choker" gives you lots of different options for this bloody style of accouterment in Etsy.  Wear it this Zomtober to remind your loved ones of the proper procedure for Zombie disposal. 
 
 
So I don't know who it was that first decided that brainmeats were green.  Maybe it's a long-lost Zombie cullinary tradition that the most delectable of gray matter is, in fact, not gray.

Regardless, here is a gelatin brain mold you can use to make any colored brain you choose.
Earlier this Zomtober, someone on Google+ (sorry I don't remember who!) mentioned using this mold in a library program for kids and getting a good response. Here in Rapid City, they're having a brain eating contest after the Zombie Walk, and I wonder if they've got something similar in mind.

I'll keep you posted, for sure!
 
 
Are you still thinking of what to pass out to the little zombies when they come a-knockin' on your door the last night of Zomtober?

Wait.

Seriously?

What are you doing by the front door?!

It's Zomtober!

Get your butt back in the safehouse!

But if you insist on tempting fate, you might try these lollipops from Perpetual Kid.
Alternatively, if you don't want to shell out $3 a pop for a sucker, you could make your own brain candy using this Instructables tutorial.

That's right, folks. Today's Zomtober is a Two-fer Tuesday.

Now just stay away from the front door and help me with these ammo boxes...
 
 
Tonight my husband and I went to the Halloween store that's been set up in our local shopping mall.  I love Halloween stores.  They're so amazingly, over-the-top grotesque.  But my favorite things in the store were these.
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Next to the costume party award ribbons was this delightfully lime-green adornment that declared the wearer "Zombie Approved."  Grade A Brain Meats, yesiree.

After the Halloween store, we hit up some local discount department stores looking for deals on shoes for my Halloween costume, which is where I found this:
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Why yes, those are the last two Brains! Cupcake Kits that were on the shelf at my local Gordman's.  They are now on my kitchen counter.  I can't decide what I like more - the step-by-step instructions on how to pipe brains onto the cupcake, or the skull and spiders cupcake wrappers.

At any rate, I sure hope they're tasty.  At the High Plains Zombie Regional Fair, I bet they won the green ribbon.