Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Over the Counter #134

Yes, it's a day early for Over the Counter this week, but there's been so many great Hallowe'en books crossing over the library counter and under my scanner I couldn't resist. Because tonight's the night for zombies.....

First up is Zombigami - Paper Folding for the Living Dead by Duy Nguyen.

From the publisher Sterling Books:

"Fold at your own risk: these creatures are dangerous … fun! Create the ultimate “undead” crew of 13 ghoulishly gruesome origami zombies. Eager to crush skulls, eat brains, and drink blood, they range from Suzie Gravemaker (not your average mom--but she'll ALWAYS invite you to dinner) to Abominable Deadman (he takes a licking and keeps on ticking). This great package includes 50 sheets of origami paper plus a tear-out poster of all 13 zombies!"

And how about Lily Vanilli in A Zombie Ate My Cupcake.

From the publisher Cico Books:

"Cupcakes have been iced up in pink and glitter for far too long... and now they are getting their revenge! Here, Lily Vanilli shows how you can take inspiration from the macabre and grotesque to create some really evil<-looking cakes that taste divine. Using natural ingredients and edible decorating materials, such as edible lustre dusts, gum paste and glazes, Lily shows you how to turn basic cupcakes into amazingly realistic – and delicious – sculptures, from Eerie Eyeballs to Ghastly Ghouls. For really gory desserts, why not make Dracula's Bite red velvet cupcakes, or some Bleeding Hearts, which are moulded with deep red fondant into human hearts and covered with a cherry blood' sauce? You can also go for heavenly Fallen Angel Cakes, made with a divine, honey-flavoured icing, or indulgent, truly dark chocolate Devil's Food Cupcakes, with ganache icing and chocolate devil's horns. With 25 brilliant recipes and tips and tricks throughout, this is the perfect introduction to the world of alternative cake decoration."

Happy Hallowe'en!

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

My son would have loved Zombigami. Who am I kidding? He's 25 and would probably still love it.