these gruesome face pot pies are the embodiment of every sweeny todd fan dream

these gruesome face pot pies are the embodiment of every sweeny todd fan dream

horror props creator ashley newman and US baker andrew fuller put a new twist on the gruesome tale of sweeny todd, the victorian barber who turned his murdered victims into pies. it all started with newman’s designs of inedible pies in the shape of baked human faces made out of latex, of which fuller received tons of requests before deciding to try his own hand at it, this time using edible, delicious ingredients. the cake artist has now developed a whole preparation strategy to make sure his dishes don’t come out swollen and warped after baking.

these gruesome face pot pies are the embodiment of every sweeny todd fan dream
newman’s latex pies
image © ashley newman



newman, the initiator of the zombie-like face pot pies, achieves the realistic look by stretching the skin-tone latex on a foam base and decorating it with tongues and crooked teeth. although fuller’s pieces are a little less authentic-looking, they feature more murder traces, for example, seams on the forehead and blood coming out of the mouth and eyes. ‘I had fun playing with textures, scars, warts, coloring, and YES, even EDIBLE gnarly, bloody clumps of hair,‘ mentions the cake artist of his first attempt at making the pie, which has a flavor of mint cherry.

these gruesome face pot pies are the embodiment of every sweeny todd fan dream
fuller’s pie
image © guy meets cake



whatever you think, both artists’ works are meant to make us unwilling to kill people. ‘listen, don’t kill people, I don’t condone it,’ says andrew fuller. ‘it’s grotesque yes, but also completely ridiculous,’ adds ashley newman. ‘you see it and you think, “why would someone do this?” – that makes you laugh and starts you thinking.’

these gruesome face pot pies are the embodiment of every sweeny todd fan dream  
in addition to the pies, fuller makes edible stacks of dentures together with cake artist michelle honeman
image © guy meets cake


    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    art news

    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    504,281 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample
    designboom magazine