Nerdie Foodie: Homage to Tim Burton

Welcome back to another week of Nerdie Foodie! And it’s time to take a turn at the weird and funky! Who doesn’t do weird and funky better than Tim Burton? From A Nightmare Before Christmas to the remake of Alice in Wonderland and much more. Let’s check out how funky and fun these treats can get!


Dirt, dogs, and graves. Oh, and Frankenstein! What a better way to watch Frankenweenie than with a snack of edible dirt and rainbow coloured worms? Mariah (from The Simple Parent) shares with us her dirt-in-a-cup recipe here!

(Photo Credit: The Simple Parent)

A Nightmare Before Christmas

The villain of Halloweentown has made a return appearance, this time in the form of cupcakes! The people over at Disney Family shares with us their recipe in creating these villainous cupcakes here! And FYI, the resemblance is uncanny.

(Photo Credit: Disney Family)

Of course, we can’t forget about the pumpkin king himself, Jack Skellington! Here, Suz (from Suz Daily) shares with us her decorating tips and tricks in creating what I like the call, the many faces of Jack Skellington. Check out the tutorial here!

(Photo Credit: Suz Daily)

Alice in Wonderland

From one tea party to another, one must not be late for a very important date! Therefore, Shawna McGreevy (from McGreevy Cakes) shares with us her detailed-oriented tutorial in making these fun Mad Hatter fondant toppers. Check out the tutorial below!


If by chance you were late and trespassing, you might want to avoid the Queen of Hearts. Unless they are these delicious jam tarts! This recipe is courtesy of Karen Burns-Booth (from Great British Chefs). Check out the recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Great British Chefs)


This one is probably more suited for Halloween. But for all you Beetlejuice fans out there, check out this recipe by Katharina (from Pretty Cake Machine)! They’re severed fingers for the Bride of Betelgeuse. And they look fantastically creepy! Check out the recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Pretty Cake Machine)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Ahhh, Mrs. Lovett’s infamous meat pies, only these are definitely human consumption friendly. Zoe (from Three Kids and Counting the Pennies) shares with us her recipe for this beef based meat pies. Check out the recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Three Kids and Counting the Pennies)

And finally, a toast to Sweeney Todd. An unassuming yet intriguing bourbon drink, this is a recipe from the creative minds from Portland’s Nel Centro restaurant and is shared by Erin (from Platings and Pairings). Check out the recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Platings and Pairings)

And there you have it Nerdie Foodies! Don’t ever let your funky and quirky stop you from doing what you love. Thanks to Tim Burton for being one of those people and sharing with us his creative vision in all of his movies.

‘Til next time,

Stay nerdalicious!

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