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Zombie Head Cheese, the outtakes

Zombie Head Cheese

These are photos of the test Zombie Head Cheese we created, thus the poor lighting and the two kinds of cheese. But I wanted to show you the idea for a tongue that I decided to skip.

Zombie Head Cheese

I carved the tongue from a block of Spam I had coaxed out of the can as a whole rectangular chunk. Know what? Spam is surprisingly easy to carve. It’s also very slippery.

The tongue was ghastly. And since the skull wasn’t secure in order to keep the jaw open it tilted to one side when we attempted to scoop some cheese off. Eeek.

Zombie Head Cheese

In the end I decided to drop the tongue made of Spam in part because it was slippery and in part because it smelled too strongly for me to recommend. But, if you want to have a go at making a Spam tongue it is really effective.

· comments [22] · 10-27-2011 · categories:food · halloween ·

22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Stacey Ball // Oct 27, 2011 at 10:24 am

    That really looks crazy disgusting with the tongue!!!

  • 2 lori // Oct 27, 2011 at 10:38 am

    these skulls are amazingly gross and spooky!
    but, I don’t think I could eat it.

  • 3 Jenny // Oct 27, 2011 at 10:44 am

    *gagging* all it needs now is white kidney bean maggots …

  • 4 sara // Oct 27, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I read your blog on my googlereader every day and love the articles. This is the first time I’ve HAD to comment – that tongue is absolutely revoltingly disgusting and it’s fabulous. I love it!

  • 5 julie // Oct 27, 2011 at 11:12 am

    On a related note, I saw your Tentacle Pot Pie and a couple other edible creations of yours on Apartment Therapy yesterday! They were featured in a roundup of Halloween treats. (The pot pie caught my eye instantly having seen it on here!) It was exciting seeing you recognized there!

  • 6 Steffy // Oct 27, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Wow, that tongue is HORRIFYING.

  • 7 Nancy M. // Oct 27, 2011 at 11:41 am

    this is so awesomely frightening. Nice job!

  • 8 Seanna Lea // Oct 27, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Wow and yuck! No spam for me!

  • 9 Tina // Oct 27, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I love the tongue!!! Nice touch.

  • 10 Patr // Oct 27, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Now you need to add a photo of your cat eating the spam… :)

    That a pun that had to used somewhere here.

    Disgusting but OH SO MUCH FUN! I’m going to find a skull this weekend.

  • 11 juneh // Oct 27, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    What did you use for the teeth????

  • 12 juneh // Oct 27, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    oh I see now…duh I clicked on the link to your blog….neat idea!!!

  • 13 Magpie // Oct 27, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    OMG. That is all at once amazingly fantastic and hideously disgusting at the same time! So, I just moved to Seattle a few months ago. What does a girl gotta do to get invited to your Halloween parties? :) Seriously, WHOA. :)

  • 14 sara // Oct 27, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    ewwwwwww! (all this needs now is sound effects…uuueeeaaaaaggghhhh)

  • 15 Amy // Oct 28, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Oh man. That’s really horrible. But I do like Spam…

  • 16 pam // Oct 28, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    oh god. the other post was bad enough, this one’s downright nauseating!

    (i mean that in a good way, except that i’m squeamish.)

  • 17 Jen // Oct 29, 2011 at 6:45 am

    it’s both grosser and more hilarious with the tongue! but I think I know what you mean by the smell. Would kind of overpower everything.

  • 18 niina // Nov 2, 2011 at 3:02 am

    This looks really creepy and pretty disgusting too, haha, I love it!

  • 19 apricot // Nov 21, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I know this is late, but what about ham for the tongue? (I know this isn’t original; I looked at the meat covered skull, but it gave me the idea.)

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  • 21 Shirley // Sep 18, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Try using fire roasted red peppers. They make a great tongue!

  • 22 megan // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Shirley you are a genius.

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