Zany Zombies

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  • 18 14 ounces devil's food cake mix
  • 23 cup apricot preserves
  • 16 ounces vanilla frosting, melted
  • 2 drops black food coloring
  • 16 chocolate kiss candies
  • 32 chocolate kiss candies (mini yellow candy coated chocolates)
  • 32 jumbo yellow nonpareil candy sprinkles
  • 32 m&m candies (mini brown candy coated chocolates)
  • 126 ounces tic tac candies (small white mints)


  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour batter into greased and lined 13"x9" pan. Bake 30 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean; let cool 15 minutes. Invert onto cooling rack; let cool completely. Trim cake to level. Halve cake horizontally.
  • Coat 1 cake layer with preserves; top with remaining layer. Using 3" oval cookie cutter, cut out 16 cakes; place on rack set in baking sheet.
  • Reserve 1 tablespoon frosting. Stir food coloring into remaining frosting to make grayish swirls; pour over cakes. Chill 10 minutes. Using reserved frosting, attach remaining ingredients to form features. Place zombies on chocolate leaves, if desired.

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