More BEBE 2014! We had a lot of fun with our first selection, “Deadheads“. Sure it was a little to “Scooby Doo”, but it was also laugh-out-loud funny in places that it actually wanted to be, and that’s always good news.
Our second selection is “Zombie Cheerleading Camp” and it’s… not looking good so far. The movie started with an extended still-screen, comic-book montage explaining how nazis made zombie squirrels and Americans buried the formula in the woods. Or something. From IMDB:
“Its Brains, B-R-A-I-N-S and pass the pom poms as Horror ensues when a camp full of air headed cheerleaders face a contagious Zombie Virus.”
Wish us luck on this one, folks!
We decided to try something new this year and… it didn’t go all that well. We dyed some marshmallows using the egg spinner and used the cake decorations left over from the cookies to zombie them up. We probably won’t try this again, but if you’d like to learn from our mistakes:
- The dye didn’t work that well. I think it reacted with the sugar and just made everything look brown. Perhaps brushing it on would work better?
- A snip or two with a pair of scissors can make some pretty convincing looking mouths and head wounds.
- We tried using some cereal as eyes (glued on with frosting) and they were… okay. You may want to try something different.
- Food coloring will end up much darker than you might expect.
We could probably improve our technique and eventually come up with something workable. The real problem is that after you spend all that time and effort you just won’t want to eat these. Even the shorties turned their sugar-hungry noses up at them. The dye gives them a terrible texture and an odd taste and they seem to stale almost immediately. We’re probably going to be sticking with cookies from now on.