Nikki Belleperche, owner of SWEETBELLE CAKES of Riverside (sixty miles outside of L.A), is a self-taught cake designer who has created some of the most awe-aspiring delicacies you’ll ever set eyes (and mouth) upon. You might have seen her themed pastries, such as “The Horror Cake” on your social media newsfeeds, a dessert designed to show off Belleperche’s artistic imagination. This marvel of fearsome food pays homage to four icons of horror, namely Jason Voorhees (using his iconic hockey mask covering a green colour tone icing); Freddy Kruger (incorporating a knife glove over top of a green and red colour scheme); Leatherface (a skin-toned icing with stitches and a large chainsaw blade protruding out the middle)/ and Pinhead (skin-coloured icing with pins sticking out of the cake).
Belleperche recently had the opportunity to show off her newest creation at Los Angeles Screamfest 30th-anniversary screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 with cast in attendance. The film’s stars gathered around the Freddy Kruger “Roach Motel” cake, which features Freddy’s sweater colour scheme (with a rip exposing his victims’ suffering souls), a roach motel and Freddy’s giant leather knife glove coming out from the top of the cake. Check it out:
Of her cakes, Belleperche says: “I usually have a general design in mind that is ran by the customer to ensure they are happy but often times the details are just whatever goes with the flow while I am working.”
Belleperche is not only having a blast making eye-popping horror cakes, she also designs cupcakes, cakepops, gumpaste/fondant flowers, and decorations. So if you’d like to dig into one of your favourite horror icon for a change, get a hold of Nikki at her Etsy shop or on her SweetBelle Cakes Facebook account.