Left 4 Dead Birthday Party
Arlene here! My bff’s bday was last week and I wanted to make it special. I remember around the time we started becoming really close, we used to play Left 4 Dead all the time. I wanted to commemorate that by throwing a Left 4 Dead theme party.
To create a sort of “Zombie Apocalypse” look to the house, I filled some cardboard boxes with sturdy materials such as DVD cases and books from my bookshelf to use as seats. (Sorry I don’t have too many pictures, my camera is a pain in the butt.) I covered the empty bookshelf with a red plastic table cloth to simulate the “First Aid Cabinet” from the game. Some levels resemble warehouses, particularly the safe houses have cardboard boxes lain on otherwise empty shelves and debris around the area. Well, I chose to keep the house clean for my guest’s sake and just put cardboard all around. XD
For snacks, we had chips and salsa. We made fresh guacamole and made some vegan empanadas. A friend brought beef empanadas for the carnivores and we also had some buffalo wings from the supermarket.
The Medipack Cake:
The cake was chocolate (from a mix) with 2 - 3 batches of cream cheese frosting (click and scroll all the way down for the recipe) and marshmallow fondant. We dyed the frosting black just for kicks. XD XD XD
We used two boxes of Pillsbury chocolate cake mix (one for each layer) and two 9”X13” cake pans. Once cooled and leveled we assembled the cake, filled and frosted it with the cream cheese frosting. Any left over frosting can be frozen and saved for another dessert. (Cream Cheese frosting can last up to 4 weeks in the freezer.)
We seperated a small piece of the white fondant and set it aside. The large piece of fondant was colored bright red; we used an entire jar of the Wilton “No-Taste” Red color gel. Then we dusted the counter with powdered sugar, rolled it out and transfered it on to the frosted cake. Unfortunatly the first piece we rolled out ended up being too thin and started cracking so we rolled out another piece and placed it on top. I used a fork to crimp the edges of the top fondant layer so that the edges would look like seams. Then I took some of the red trimmings and colored them black for the zippers. Finally I rolled out the white piece and cut the name plate and cross with a knife.
We placed it on top of cardboard that was covered in plastic wrap. Then I hot glued the candles on to the section in front of the cake.
We also put on zombie make up… because we fucking rock.
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